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Joanne McNally reveals she met new boyfriend on celeb dating app Raya

The comedian shared that her new beau’s name is Dennis and he’s from Bray, but she’s remained tight-lipped on any further details about their romance.

Joanne McNally

Neasa Cumiskey

Joanne McNally has revealed that she has a new boyfriend after meeting him on celebrity dating app Raya.

The comedian, who has just performed her 30th sold-out show at Vicar Street, previously shared that her new beau’s name is Dennis and he’s from Bray in Co Wicklow, but she’s remained tight-lipped on any further details about their romance.

During an Instagram Q&A, Joanne joked that she was mortified to admit that she's no longer single.

“I’m actually seeing someone,” the 39-year-old shared.

“I met an Irish guy on Raya, he’s sound and we’re like, dating or whatever.

“But obviously I’m going to block him from seeing this video because I don’t want him to know I’m acknowledging we're dating, because (it's) embarrassing.”

Joanne joked that she and Dennis are basically “engaged” because they’re not seeing anyone else.

“I went back home with the intention of wrapping it up with Dennis,” she told Vogue Williams on their My Therapist Ghosted Me podcast.

“I was like, ‘Look, it can’t go anywhere. I don’t live there; you don’t live here [London]. You’ve got kids, you’re not going anywhere.’

“Anyway, I basically lived with him for five days in Killiney castle and now I think we’re engaged.

She continued: “It was basically like, ‘Are you riding anyone else?’ ‘No. Are you riding anyone else?’ ‘No.’

“He was like, ‘Let’s just ride the wave’ and I guess I’m the wave.”

Joanne had previously gotten herself banned from using the Raya app after she was caught screenshotting other celebrities’ photos to send to her friends.

In an appearance on The Late Late Show, the Dubliner said: “Raya is the celebrity one, which I wangled my way onto. I broke in, basically. I shouldn’t have been on there at all. Like, there’s proper celebrities on it, and then there’s people like me.

“I did leave but not through choice. Because there’s all these celebrities on Raya, and because I was just a pleb on Raya, completely excited to see these celebrities, I was screen-grabbing the photos of the celebrities and sending them to the girls.

“Anyway, I screen-grabbed Lewis Hamilton and then this alarm starts coming up, basically going, ‘You’ve just identified yourself as a pleb because you’re screen-grabbing the celebrities. You don’t belong here – get out!’

“They obviously have a system set up, you know? There’s some software where they can tell that you’ve screen-grabbed.

“Anyway, I’m not on Raya anymore,” she said at the time.


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