March 24, 2023

Rex Ryan has given his mum Morah’s relationship with country singer Don Mescall his seal of approval, revealing he’s ‘really happy for her’.
Morah was previously married to radio legend Gerry Ryan, Rex’s late father, and is now in a relationship with the popular Irish singer after bonding over their love of the arts.
Rex praised his mother for having the ‘courage’ to go public with a partner ‘later in life’ as he revealed he ‘gets on’ with Don.
‘It takes great courage to come out with a new partner later in life because there’s always the danger of it not going to plan.
‘It’s a risk saying I am committing to this person in public. But I’m glad mum choose Don because I get on with him, and I’m really happy for her. He’s a very talented guy who I’ve welcomed into my own theatre to play gigs,’  he told The Sun on Sunday.
The Ryan family home, where Rex grew up with his siblings Bonnie, Elliot and Babs, was recently sold after two years on the market.
Despite the house being in the family for over 30 years, Rex isn’t emotional about having to say goodbye to his childhood home and seeing a new family move into the mansion.
He explained: ‘There are certainly some beautiful ghosts in that house. You can feel it when you walk in. But I had no issues about it being let go. We had so many good times there.
‘I live in Portobello and I don’t pass it that often. So there’s no danger for the new owners looking out the window and freaking out seeing me outside because I’m not married to locations.
‘I don’t get emotional about stuff. But I was thrilled to see how energised my mum was about moving into a new place. I was happy for her.’
While he ruled himself out of ever playing his father in an adaption of his life, Rex would love to see Gerry’s life and story come to life in a TV drama.
‘People would watch it because my dad was such a compelling guy. I’d love to see a mini-series. Go ahead, I’d say. But writing it or playing my dad, I’d leave it to someone else. It’s their territory to explore. And the magic of a great performance would come from an actor approaching it with absolutely no bias
‘If I was to try it, I’d end up putting all the great things I knew about my dad into it. Versus a great actor, who didn’t know my dad, who would have a license to go anywhere with it. I’d also love the buzz of seeing someone else trying to create my dad on screen,’ he said.
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