Irene is also a talented writer, penning several short stories and poems, as well as a few dramas and screenplays. In fact, she even attempted to sell some of her written dramas to Hollywood and Broadway, although with little success.
She is a lover of Jazz music, and met Alexander at a Jazz club. Feeling a romantic connection, they married each other several months later. She bore Alexander two children, a 3-year old son named Martin, and an infant daughter named Diana.