Mrs Brown’s Boys star Danny O’Carroll lifts lid on marriage to co-star Amanda Woods

After a chance meeting in a bar, Danny, the son of show creator Brendan O’Carroll, shelved plans to go to America and they moved in together after just two weeks

Amanda Wood & Danny OCarroll

Mrs Brown’s Boys star Danny O’Carroll has lifted the lid on his marriage to co-star Amanda Woods, saying he knew she was “the one” straight away.

After a chance meeting in a bar, Danny, the son of show creator Brendan O’Carroll, shelved plans to go to America and they moved in together after just two weeks.

The pair welcomed their first son Jamie at aged 22 and got married the following year.

Bafta winner Brendan OíCarroll pictured pictured with his son, Danny, who plays Buster Brady in Mrs. Browns Boys (Image: Collins Photo Agency)

Danny told the Irish Sunday Mirror: “We hit it off straight away. I was supposed to be moving to the States two weeks later and I cancelled it and ended up moving to Letterkenny.

“I moved in with her after two weeks and we bought our first house together after six or seven months.

“Yeah, we were really young when we bought the house and then we had our first son Jamie when I was 22 and we got married at 23.

“We are coming up to our 13th wedding anniversary this year. If you met Amanda, you would understand! Honestly, I don’t know why it worked but it all seemed right for us.”

Danny, who plays Buster Brady, joked he would “bloody kill” his sons Jamie and Blake if they moved that quickly in a relationship.

He said: “I wouldn’t be raging at them but I would be like, ‘What are you after doing?’.

“For me, at the time, I didn’t feel young at all, I felt mature and I wanted to settle down. I guess I was right, look at us now going onto our 13th wedding

Mrs Brown's Boys (Image: BBC)

And the Dubliner added his dad was shocked when he popped the question to Amanda, who plays Betty on the show.

He said: “I remember when I told him that I was after proposing to Amanda and he was a bit taken aback alright but they love her.

“Everybody loves Amanda and she is the best thing to ever happen to our family, Dad always says that.

“There was never any doubt and
he didn’t have to have any big
conversation with me about it to say that I was doing anything wrong, he was very happy with everything I did.

“I was always quite mature as well and I knew what I was doing.”

Mrs Brown's Boys (Image: BBC)

They are two of the most famous television stars in the country so it is not surprising they get recognised a lot when they are out and about. But what is it like seeing Amanda getting male attention?

“I love it,” he added. “It used to bother me when I was a young fella but now I think it is great.

“I love when she gets attention because I know I am going home with her at the end of the night. She is a good looking girl so she gets attention everywhere she goes.”

Both of his sons are following in his footsteps into the family business but it wasn’t something he wanted to happen, it was quite organic.

He said: “Jamie will be 14 in July and he was five when he did his first show. I remember collecting him from the airport and he said that he didn’t want to do it anymore, he was too nervous.

“I said that it was no problem and he didn’t have to do anything. I brought him into rehearsals the following day, his grandad had a little chat with him and he agreed to do it.

“From there, he was hooked and everyone wanted him to stay in the cast. He was so good, I don’t know where he gets it from!”

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