Heartbreak for Cassie Stokes as she splits from partner
XPOSÉ presenter Cassie Stokes has split with her longterm girlfriend, the Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Cassie had been dating Canadian Kathleen Gauvin for more than four years, and Kathleen even moved to Ireland two years ago.
But sources have told the MoS that the couple decided some months ago to go their separate ways.
Indeed, Kathleen, who was always a regular on Cassie’s Instagram feed, has not appeared in any pictures since last August.
The split is understood to be a knock to both women as they were planning for a future together, including the prospect of marriage and children.
‘Cassie is very upset,’ said a source. ‘And it’s tough for Kathleen also, she has moved to Ireland to be with Cassie but sometimes things don’t always work out.’
Dundrum native Cassie had previously spoken of her intentions to marry Kathleen and have a family together.
In a recent interview she even revealed that they had decided who would pop the question.
‘It’s going to be me because I feel like Kathleen is always waiting for me because I take so long to get ready,’ she said. ‘This will be one thing that she won’t have to wait for me to do when we are ready to do it. It’s definitely on the cards. I’d be lucky if we got married one day and I hope we will.’
She also added that children were part of their grand plan.
‘Get married, have a family... it’s definitely on the cards. We’re just lucky that it can’t happen accidentally, we can plan it and wait for the right time. When we’re comfortable and we’ve enjoyed going to New York enough times – because I don’t think we’ll be going to New York as often when we have the kids!
‘I would love to have one if I can, if I’m lucky enough. And Kathleen would love to as well. And I think we would adopt as well. The ideal is three kids and adopt one. But, like I said, we’re lucky we can choose the time for this to happen – you can’t accidentally adopt a kid.’
Cassie declined to comment on the split when contacted by the MoS this week.
good times: Cassie, left, with Kathleen
summer loving:Cassie and Kathleen were inseparable, but haven’t been pictured together since August