Dan Osborne has thanked ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ for saving his marriage to Jacqueline Jossa as the couple admit they are “stronger” than ever.
The former ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star and 26-year-old actress endured a rocky period during their relationship earlier this year, but the pair are “stronger” than ever after the 27-year-old hunk became a “reformed man” following his stint on the Channel 5 show.
Admitting they feel like “newlyweds” again, Dan told the latest issue of OK! Magazine:
“Our relationship is better now than it’s ever been. Since getting back together, it feels like we’re stronger and we appreciate each other so much more.
“In a way we have a lot to thank ‘CBB’ for, because the time apart made us realise what we were both missing.
“Things between us are really good right now, it feels like we’re newlyweds again.”
Jacqueline – who has three-year-old Ella and Mia, four months, with the reality star – added: “This is very much a delayed honeymoon for us.
“Our relationship went through a difficult patch this year but now we’re back on track and we wanted to do something to mark our fresh start.”
The couple, their two daughters and Dan’s son Teddy – whom he has with ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin – recently enjoyed a family vacation to Dubai, which they admit was “very much needed”.
Former ‘EastEnders’ star Jacqueline said:
“With Ella, Mia and Teddy to look after, it’s very hard for us to spend any quality time together.
“After everything that’s gone on between us we really felt like we needed to get away and reconnect with each other.”
“Jacqueline is a great wife and a great mum so she deserves to be spoilt.”
Jacqueline, 26, previously admitted Dan – who she first started dating in 2013 – is a changed man after ‘CBB’.
“We’re really good. It’s crazy – five years in and we’re starting the honeymoon period.
“We’re equally messy, but I tidy up and he doesn’t. Actually, he’s a reformed man since ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.
“He obviously went in the ‘CBB’ house thinking, ‘Someone will do everything for me,’ like his mum did and like I do now, but he had to fend for himself. Now he’s like, ‘I can do this, let me try.’ It’s very refreshing.”