Olivia O’Flanagan may not have a lot of fame attached to her name. Nonetheless, being the wife of Irish actor Aidan Gillen from 2001 to 2005 placed her name in the list of former celebrity wives. Her former husband Gillen is one of the most sought-after actors with credits in works such as Love/Hate (2010/2011), Charlie (2015), and Game of Thrones (2011-2017).
10 Interesting Details About Olivia O’Flanagan You Probably Didn’t Know
1. She Reportedly Started Dating Actor Gillen in High School
As regards how Olivia and Gillen met, there seem to be different stories. A popular one claims that the former celebrity wife and Aidan Gillen had met while they were in high school. However, this report is sketchy as Gillen attended St. Vincent’s C.B.S, an all-boys Catholic Voluntary Secondary School in Glasnevin, Ireland. Nonetheless, they may have been in the same community but attended different high schools.
In another report, there are claims that the former couple may have met in 1997, about a decade after Aidan started his professional career as an actor who has played on stage and TV. Based on this report, they met when Gillen was about 29 years old. This report contradicts that which claims they met while they were teenagers.
2. She is a Mother of 2
About 4 years before Olivia O’Flanagan was married to her actor ex-husband, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named BerryMurphy in 1997.
In 2000 and a year before they tied the knot in 2001, they welcomed their second child, a son named Joe Murphy.
3. How Her Marriage Ended With The Actor
Olivia married Aidan Gillan in 2001 and in 2005, the marriage took the path of separation. In the following years, the media would claim that the former couple had not legally ended the marriage until sometime in 2014.
In another report, there are further claims as of 2019, they were still legally married but separated.
4. Her Husband Has a Relationship With Singer Camille O’Sullivan
In 2014, her ex-husband Gillen started a relationship with Irish multi-award-winning musician and actress, Camille O’Sullivan.
Before O’Sullivan began a relationship with Aidan Gillen, she had a love affair with Mike Scott of The Waterboys’ band lead singer with whom she has a daughter, Lila-Elodie.
5. Olivia O’flanagan Has a Healthy Relationship With Her Ex
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— Olivia O'Flanagan (@OOFlanagan) December 9, 2021
Despite the fact that the marriage of Olivia ended barely a few years from the time that it began, it did not stop her from being on good terms with the father of her 2 children and the actor she dated for years.
On several occasions, she has shared her support for the career of her ex-husband on social media.
In the same light, Aidan Gillen has also been a supporter of her business of coffee which she couldn’t hesitate to show the world when he visited, and also his best type of her coffee, cloud picker!
6. She Has a Flourishing Career as a Businesswoman
The Irish-born former celebrity wife has established herself in business and as the founder of HappyDays Food Truck. The company makes provision of foods such as sandwiches, cakes, beef, turkey, coffee, lemonade, peanut butter cookies, and other pastries.
On the part of her 55 years old ex-husband, he has a thriving career as an actor. He started as a teenager and has played several characters in works such as:
- Mayor of Kingstown (2021-2022)
- Killers of Cosmos (2021)
- Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)
- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
- King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
- The Good Man (2012)
- Game of Thrones (2011- 2017)
- Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
- My Kingdom (2001)
- The Low Down (2000)
7. Olivia O’Flanagan Supports Humanitarian Courses
The mother of 2 has shown her support for courses including helping to raise funds for Pieta House, a Nonprofit Organization aimed at curbing the suicide and self-harm crisis in Ireland.
In addition, she has been active in trying to help Ukrainians who have been affected by the invasion of Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. She has oftentimes shared posts relating to helping those affected in Ukraine and how to transport some of them to Dublin, Ireland, and secure jobs for them in her line of business, coffee!
8. She is an Animal Lover
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Among the many things that businesswoman Olivia loves include nature as well as animals – especially dogs and cats.
For more than a time, she has recorded and shared images of her pets on her social media page.
9. Her Net Worth
The net worth of Aidan Gillen is estimated at $8 million but that of his ex-wife Olivia is under review.
O’Flanagan makes her wealth from her career as a business owner while Gillen earns majorly from his acting career that started in the 1980s when he was a teenager. He has appeared in several TV series and films that include:
10. Olivia O’Flanagan Where is She Now?
The former wife of the Game of Thrones actor Aidan continues to play the role of a mother to her 2 children that she reportedly has ab joint custody with her actor ex.
Although Gillen has a relationship with a high-profile singer, Olivia keeps her relationship life under wraps as at the time of this writing.
She also promotes her coffee business, travels to different parts of the world, supports different courses, and resides in Dublin, a town where Aidan Gillen was born.