Dancing With The Stars host Amanda Byram opens up about cancelling a wedding weeks before the big day
She dumped her ex fiancé a month before they were due to tie the knot but TV star Amanda Byram admitted that the day she met husband Julian Okines ‘was the day it all made sense.’
The Dancing With The Stars presenter was engaged to rugby player Craig McMullen but pulled out of the wedding at the last minute.
Now she is trying for a baby with her other half.
Speaking about the first time she met TV producer Julian, Amanda, 43, told the RTE Guide: “You don’t really know he’s the one from that very first moment, but I certainly thought he was handsome.
“I had been single for a very long time.
“I had cancelled a wedding when I was 38. It was a month before the wedding which was to be in France with everything ready to go, but my parents said to me, ‘You’re not happy,’ so I walked away and that was so tough.”
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The Dublin star added: “The day I met Julian was the day it all made sense. I had just turned 40 and Julian ticked every box.
“He also calms me down when I get wound up and stressed. I like everything to be right. I’m a bit of a control freak in that way.”
Amanda and Julian will celebrate their one year wedding anniversary next month and the star said they are currently trying to conceive.
She said: “Having a family is very important to us, but if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to me.
“We have a lot of love in our lives and people to love.”
But the former Wipeout star said she is reconciled that it might not happen to her in her forties.
The superfit presenter has admitted that she will celebrate the end of Dancing With The Stars next weekend with two body blitzing holidays.
Amanda, who is in training for the Women’s Mini Marathon in June, has lined up some healthy getaways with Julian.
The London-based pair will head to a health clinic in Austria followed by a body camp in Ibiza.
She said: “I’ve got to be mindful about keeping myself in tick. It has taken me 43 years to get here.”
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