Muireann O’Connell has opened up about becoming ‘the other woman’ when she fell in love with a cheating man and how she discovered what was really going on.
On her podcast Let’s Solve Nothing with Joanne McNally, the Ireland AM presenter explained how she found herself in this situation.
“Oh my god I was a fool for him, I was an utter fool for him.
“This was a guy I met two days after moving to Dublin, when I first moved to Dublin, and I was like ‘Oh my God, this is insane’.”
She then explained the moment when she found out he had a girlfriend.
“And then we go to a festival and some of his friends are there, and I’m with a group of my friends, and I’m like ‘Hey, how’s it going? How are you?’
“And this girl was like ‘Hi Muireann, how are you? I’ve heard loads about you, it’s lovely to talk to you!’
“And his friends were having actual panic attacks and she’s like, ‘I’m his girlfriend!’
“Next thing I see him running across the field like a lunatic just going, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God’ because a friend had a job to keep us apart all day, that was his job for the festival to be like, ‘Can you make sure she doesn’t meet her.’
“I was just there like…and then all of my friends that were there, their faces dropped…but it’s not her fault so I just said ‘Okay I’m going to go’, and turned around and walked away.”
Muireann’s friends were there for her after the situation happened and she explains they didn’t even see it coming.
“So I was the other woman in a relationship without realising [it]! And I was obsessed with this guy, obsessed with him! And all my friends who know who he is are always like, ‘How?’.”
Luckily this is all in her past as Muireann is now in a happy long-term relationship.