Mrs Brown’s Boys Brendon O’Carroll reveals why he and his co-star wife almost called off wedding night before
Brendon O’Carroll has revealed that he and his co-star wife almost didn’t get married after they both got pre-wedding jitters the night before.
The Mrs Brown’s Boys creator, 67, recalls in his new memoir, Call Me Mrs Brown, how he and second wife Jennifer Gibney, who appears as the daughter of Agnes Brown on her husband’s hit TV show . “fought like cats and dogs right up to the week” of their nuptials.
“We married on 1 August 2005 on the steps of our local golf course,” the Irish star writes in the book.
“We had fought like cats and dogs right up to the week of the wedding. The night before I had told Jenny that when I turned round at the altar to see her in her wedding dress if I had the slightest doubt I would stop the ceremony,” he continues.
“We would still have a party, we would still live together, just not get married. Amazingly Jenny had been having the same thoughts. I assured her that if she wanted to stop it at any time, I would back her a hundred per cent.”
Thankfully, there was a happy ending, as he goes on to pen how the moment he saw his bride on their wedding day, all his doubts disappeared and he was “never more sure of anything in my life” that Gibney was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
Brendan was previously married to first wife Doreen O’Carroll from 1977 until they divorced in 1999 and have three grown-up children together.
Their first son Brendan, who had spina bifida, died at just a few days old.