Tess Daly joined the nation last week for a look at her husband Vernon Kay as he stripped for the shower on I’m a Celebrity . . . Get me out of here. She raved about her husband in a relapse 17 years ago, saying she was « so proud » of the 46-year-old and « missed him ». .
The 51-year-old also shared a rare picture of the whole happy family, including daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11. But longtime fans of the showbiz couple will know that their marriage wasn’t always as perfect as it seems now, and that it took the couple a long time to get where it is today in their relationship.
An insider close to the presenter of Strictly Come Dancing tells Heat that “after Vernon’s sexting scandal in 2010, she fought with all her might with Rhian Sugden to get back to a loving and trusting place in her marriage. You can even joke about it now. ”
In 2010, Vernon was caught sexting from model Rhian – who was then 23 years old while Vernon was 35 years old. The couple met at a Bolton nightclub and began exchanging flirty messages on Twitter. At that point, his spokesman confirmed that he had sent racy texts, but claimed that they had never slept together. Vernon – then moderator of All Star Family Fortunes, later apologized publicly to Tess on the radio and said, “Tess is extremely upset. Hopefully I can clear the board and start over. Her daughters were then five and eight months old.
But our source tells us, « You’ve thought about it for years but you’re in a better place and now Vernon treats Tess like a queen – he’s more than proven himself to be with her. « . It was so hard to deal with in public. She had to be sure that she would never be led through this hell again.
The scandal rebuilt in 2016 when it became known that Vernon had re-texted Rhian within three months saying he would reconnect. . Vernon confirmed that he had contacted her but claimed the news had been taken out of context and that “there was never any improper intent. « He added that it was » by simply trying to find answers to questions I had had since 2010. ”
In a documentary that aired earlier this year, Rhian, now 34, said Vernon « just got away with it » but insisted the scandal ruined her career. The model didn’t seem too excited about Vernon’s appearance on I’m a Celebrity. However, she shared a photo of herself in her underwear to show how unimpressed she was.
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