The secret to Marian Keyes’s youthful looks is out, and she claims it’s the ‘easiest thing in the world’.
The best-selling author happily admits she regularly attends the ‘botox doctor’.
‘The treatment is the ‘easiest thing in the world,’ she told The Tommy Tiernan Show but joked that, at 57, she would look haggard without it.
‘It’s the easiest thing in the world, it’s so quick. People think it’s a big, big deal,’ she said.
‘I’d normally have furrows between my eyebrows that you could plant potatoes in. They give you a couple of injections and it stings a bit and then you go home. It doesn’t happen straight away and then over two weeks, your eyebrows start lifting and lifting and lifting.’
She also told the comedian that she and her husband would have loved to have had a large family.
‘We would have loved to have six, but I felt that I’d been given so much and I felt that my husband and I were very, very lucky to have met each other. We’re very close, and I felt like the universe was telling us, “lads, you’ve enough” and so we made a decision that we would be happy with what we had rather than what we hadn’t.’
Ms Keyes, who has been sober for 27 years, also revealed that she began drinking at the age of 14.
‘I hadn’t a clue how to be in the world. I hadn’t a clue how to manage my own feelings. I hadn’t a clue how to manage relationships. I was just lost.
‘So, when I started drinking, I thought, “This is it, this is the thing I need. This is what’s going to help me get through the world like the rest of them”. Suddenly, I can be normal. I have found my crutch, my insulin. Whatever the bit that was missing in me, I’ve found it now.
‘So, it was huge relief, and it stayed the most important relationship of my life until I had no choice but to stop.’
She said that when she began writing at the age of 30, it changed her life.
‘I had no idea I wanted to write, and it wasn’t until I was in the final throes of alcoholic drinking and it was just a short time after my 30th birthday – I started writing short stories out of the blue, completely unexpected, came as a surprise to me. It was the first time I had done something that I thought, “I’m proud of this”. Like, I really enjoyed it.’