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10th May 2018

Joanna Cooper reveals how she is making long-distance work with Conor Murray


Denise Curtin

Long-distance relationships are never easy.

But Irish model, Joanna Cooper is determined to make her new romance with Irish rugby star, Conor Murray work – and intends to travel frequently from the UK to do so.

Speaking to The Herald, the 24-year-old said she has no plans to move back to Ireland at present and therefore, the future of the pair looks to be remaining long-distant. She said:

“I do come home a good bit, it’s like an hour flight so it’s fine. But I don’t know if I see myself moving back. Definitely not to Derry anyway.”

And anyone who follows Joanna on social media will know, she is forever on the move. Often travelling home to see her beau play or travelling for work herself, the Derry native is never in the same place for too long.

Just last weekend, Joanna was back in Cork and reunited with Conor as they headed to see Ed Sheehan perform. The star shared a picture of them enjoying the gig with the caption: “Fab u lous weekend”.

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However, it was short lived as the next day Joanna was back in London shooting images for her modelling agency.

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But the pair are committed to making long-distant work and Joanna explained how by saying:

“I see him. We come over and back. I have so many nephews and nieces and everytime I come home, they’re like, ‘You’re leaving again?’ But at the same time, it’s nice to be able to have something to come back to.”

The pair are recently just home from a trip to Dubai together which the 24-year-old described as “really, really fun”.

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Awww, we have to admit these two are very cute together.