Miriam O’Callaghan has told of her 10-month-old granddaughter whose arrival she describes as the “happiest” news ever.
RTÉ broadcaster’s eldest daughter, Alannah, welcomed a baby girl named Eabha Anne in 2021.
“Let’s start with my amazing niece because that’s the best, most exciting news ever,” O’Callaghan told VIP magazine.
“As you know, I am always careful not to talk about my babies and I am conscious that she is not my baby but what I will tell you is she is a gorgeous little girl, she is ten months old. , whose name is Eabha Anne . ”
Miriam revealed that the young girl was named Anne after her late sister who passed away at the age of 33 from cancer.
“She is divine and I absolutely love her,” she said.
“I could talk about her in the whole interview but I can’t.”
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The 61-year-old woman who lives in Rathmines with husband Steve Carson and her four children also spoke about how her family caught Covid on Christmas Day 2020.
The presenter said that everyone at the table had the virus.
“All my kids have my three girls there. Interestingly, my two daughters are already self-isolating, but they are gone. ”
“When my son found out he was positive, he was in his room but it just went by and the positive results kept coming, it was like a comedy, he crept out, wearing a mask. So we didn’t stay in our bedroom, no, we just didn’t leave the house. ”
O’Callaghan says she herself and one of her sons are “quite severe” with the virus.
“We were lucky we didn’t visit my mother, which we were supposed to do on Gift Day. It’s fun, no. But we managed to laugh.
“We also realize how nice people are.
“All of my neighbors are constantly skipping meals. We have never had such delicious food.
“In the beginning, I felt great and was being Mother Hen and cooking for all of them and taking care of them, because I worried about them.”
Miriam admits that after spending time looking after her family, she ended up having to go to bed for a week.
“I was doing my typical Miriam, ‘I’m great, I never get sick’… .but my body ended up saying, ‘Are you kidding, are you really peeing?’. And so I was in bed for about a week.”
When it comes to her radio show, the RTÉ announcer says she tries to avoid the subject of Covid.
“There can be Covid overkill,” she explains.
“I try to avoid it on my radio show because if this is our only life, you can’t spend all your time talking about bad news. Also you can make people very nervous.
Having said that, a lot of the time at Prime Time we have to do Covid because people are worried, and I am there to cut some knowledge and keep Ministers to account.
“But you know people still come to me in supermarkets and say, ‘God, Miriam will stop making us sad’.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-features/miriam-ocallaghan-gushes-over-her-magnificent-granddaughter-eabha-anne-41426735.html Miriam O’Callaghan falls in love with her ‘beautiful’ niece Eabha Anne