Ryan Tubridy and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin announce split

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy and academic Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin have split up, according to a statement released yesterday by their management company.

The pair, who have been a couple for more than five years, are “no longer together” according to Noel Kelly of NK Management.

Late Late Show host Ryan, 41, has two daughters, Ella and Julia, from his previous marriage to RTÉ producer Ann Marie Power.

Mayo native Aoibhinn, 31, is a broadcaster and scientist.

She first came to public prominence when she was crowned Rose of Tralee in 2005.

Since then, she has become a familiar face on television, fronting the series The Science Squad as well as a travel series.

She is a lecturer in mathematics in UCD and this week completed a PhD in mathematics education.

Aoibhinn and Ryan first started dating in 2009 after he interviewed her for his Saturday night chat show.

The pair split briefly in 2010 but soon got back together and last Christmas they bought a house together in Monkstown, South Dublin.

The statement from the management company says that the pair will remain friends and have asked for privacy.

“There will be no further comment on this personal matter,” the statement added.

Tubridy last night hosted the final Late Late Show of the year, with Hozier and Take That performing.

He also spoke with Irish actor Aidan Gillen concerning his role in the upcoming TV mini-series about Charlie Haughey.

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