Danny Dyer Wife – Childhood Romance

By Lynda Keleer

10th December 2019

Danny Dyer Wife – Childhood Romance

Danny Dyer has decades of experience on the big screen.

He is well known for his famous role on Eastenders as being landlord of The Queen Victoria.

Danny Dyer wife

Did you know that The Queen Victoria is one of the most “haunted” locations on the show? Makes sense considering how many characters have died inside or outside the pub.

Being part of the famous English circle of celebrities, he is no stranger to the tabloids. He constantly appears on the media together with his lovely family.

Another interesting thing that caught the public eye is the Eastenders star’s affection for his wife. Danny Dyer and his wife Joanne Mas have been high school sweethearts since 13. Keep scrolling as we explore more about Danny Dyer’s wife and their whirlwind romance.

Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer is an English actor who is no stranger to the big screen.


Born on 24th July 1977 as Daniel John Dyer, he is 42 years old this year. You’d probably know him for his role in the famous British Soap Opera Eastenders. And if you don’t know Eastenders, we suggest you binge it ASAP, and thanks us later.

He was born in Custom House, East London and began acting when he was a teen. Little Danny was apparently bullied at school for taking part in acting classes.

Danny Dyer as Author

He wrote in his book Danny Dyer: Lessons in the East End:

“I suffered from homophobia, despite not being gay,”

“To my mates, and some who weren’t quite as matey, being an actor is exactly the same as being homosexual. The bullying I got was sometimes horrible.”

You’ll think this is ridiculous now, but young Danny Dyer was brought up in an intolerant time surrounded by homophobia and racism.

Oh, and we forgot to mention that Danny Dyer is also an author of his two autobiographies. He released Straight up in 2011 and The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons from the East End in 2016. Danny had always been open about his recreational drug use and even wrote about it in the opening pages of his autobiography.

Dyer wrote:

“I’ve always taken drugs and I probably always will, but there’s a difference between having the odd crafty bump up the snout as a reward for a job well done and letting it rule your life.”

The Eastenders star’s breakthrough in acting was his role as Moff in Human Traffic. The British-Irish independent film explored the drug and club cultures, as well as relationships and coming of age. His other famous roles include Tommy Johnson in The Football Factory and Billy the Limpet in Mean Machine.

Danny the All-Rounder

Danny also regularly dabbles in theatre, appearing in a few plays written by close friend Harold Pinter.

danny dyer theater

Not just that, he’s also known for his TV presenter roles on Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men and The Real Football Factories International. This is due to the actor’s outspoken love for football; Dyer is a proud West Ham United fan.

In 2007, Danny was elected chairman of Kent League’s Greenwich Borough F.C. in South East London. Although this was said to be a publicity stunt. But still, wouldn’t you want to be the chairman of a team of your favorite sport?

The multi-talented star also did regular voice overs for the Grand Theft Auto game franchise as Kent Paul. Talk about talent!

Besides all this, Danny Dyer regularly appears as a guest on TV shows such as Celebrity Juice. You might’ve heard of his guest appearance on Good Evening Britain where he discussed Brexit and called David Cameron a tw*t!

The frustrated actor voiced out:

“Who knows about Brexit? No one has got a fucking clue what Brexit is, yeah. You watch Question Time, it’s comedy.”

“So what’s happened to that tw*t David Cameron who called it on.”

Danny Dyer also appears regularly on talk shows where he talks about his wife and family.

He is also active on social media with a whopping 1.4M followers on Instagram! If you follow Danny Dyer on Instagram, you’ll know how much he adores his wife and family! He posts proud and loving pictures of them with heartfelt captions that sometimes become the talk of the media.

Danny Dyer – A Dig into His Past

In 2016, the BBC documentary series Who Do You Think You Are did a dig on Dyer’s family history.

The series revealed that Danny was of royal descent, specifically, descended of Edward III, stretching back to William the Conqueror.

Danny was so thrilled with this revelation that it was so entertaining to watch, that the series was split into two parts.

Danny said excitedly:

“I was bowled over to find I’m related to royalty. I remind people at every chance I’m a direct descendent of Edward III”.

In the first part of the show, Danny was seen galloping through 800 years of ancestors. He began in Sweden where he reenacted being Viking leader Rollo, his 35 times great-grandfather. Did you like Danny’s look as a Tudor courtier? We thought he looked rather bulky.

Danny Dyer Wife and Family

Danny Dyer’s family are no strangers to the media. The loving family of five currently resides in Debden, Epping Forest, Essex.

The family consists of their first child, eldest daughter Dani, other daughter Sunnie, and son Artie. Danny Dyer and Wife Jo welcomed their first daughter when they were just 18 years old. Being a teenager at the time, the hardworking actor did all he could to have a good relationship with his daughter. The loving father commented:

“I was a baby when I had Dani – I couldn’t even shave. So me and my eldest daughter have grown up together. We are very close and she can tell me everything”.

Danny Dyer and his Wife Joanne are hands on parents.

In an interview, the famous actor said:

“I am a hands-on dad. I have changed every nappy, I will get up and do night feeds, I read stories to them, I will sing stupid songs to them…”

And this is imminent as the proud father and husband regularly posts loving pictures of his family. Seeing where Dani is today, we can agree that the proud father did a great job!

Dani Dyer

Before we dive deeper, let’s take a second to appreciate the beautiful and down to earth Dani Dyer.

Dani Charlotte Dyer

Dani Dyer is also no stranger to the big screen. Dani Charlotte Dyer was born on 8th August 1996 in Newham, London.

Fans loved her and then-boyfriend Jack Fincham in the ITV2 reality dating series Love Island.

The pair were so loved up that they went on to win the £50,000 prize money which was split between the two. You’d be lying if you said you didn’t keep tabs on the gorgeous couple. And we know what you’re thinking, it must be confusing to have two famous Dann-ies in the household. After winning the show, Dani and Jack decided it was a good idea to move in together.

And They Split

Sadly, the couple split shortly after and Jack Fincham now admits that they might’ve rushed into things. A month after their split, Dani’s holidaying with new and current beau Sammy Kimmence. Their relationship seems to be as the pair were spotted having dinner with parents Danny Dyer and his wife Jo.

Danny’s hands-on and affectionate parenting method can also be seen with Dani confiding in her dad on her boyfriend troubles. She’s often said that she seeks advice from her famous dad because he knew what made her tick.

He even told her about her ex:

“He’s not for you, babe. He’s keeping you like his little secret, which means he doesn’t have to go public and can do what he wants”.

With such great advice, maybe Danny should soon host a Jeremy Kyle-type TV show! You bet we’d watch that! Dani is also famously known as her acting roles in Vendetta, Doghouse, and We Still Kill the Old Way. With 3.4M followers on Instagram, the talented lass is also widely known for her modelling and iconic fashion. The happy-go-lucky actress is also a very popular guest on various TV shows, sometimes alongside her dad.

 Joanne Mas

Joanne Mas

Let’s move on to another family member of the Dyer family, Danny Dyer’s gorgeous and ever-poised wife, Jo. Although she tries her best to stay out of the limelight, we’re obsessed with the Love Island contestant’s mum. Nonetheless, we catch glimpses of her on both Danny and Dani’s Instagram pages and we’re grateful for that.

Joanne Mas and Danny have been together since they were 13 years old. The pair were together even before Danny became famous, where she was the main breadwinner. Jo previously worked as a financial advisor.

Danny Dyer and Wife Joanne Mas’s Wedding in Hampshire

The childhood sweethearts have been together for over 26 years and they finally tied the knot in September 2016.

Danny Dyer and Wife Joanne Mas’s Wedding in Hampshire

The proposal was a very sweet gesture with a flip of gender stereotypes. Yup! Joanne was the one who popped the question! Talk about girl power. Unsurprisingly, all the planning was also left to his wife-to-be.

The Eastenders star joked:

“I have left it to the missus. At this stage, I am just a guest. I don’t even know the postcode.”

Of course, Joanne was BREATH-TAKING on her wedding day.Her wedding dress was a white, laced strapless dress with a layered tulle skirt. She also wore a diamond necklace and earrings that Danny had gifted her.

The wedding was an intimate ceremony with the bride and groom’s closest friends and family. This included some famous names such as The Inbetweeners actor James Buckley and Kasabian Guitarist Serge Pizzorno.

The stunning ceremony in Hampshire was filled with white hydrangeas, avalanche roses and phalaenopsis orchids. Famous Love Island Winner and daughter Dani followed mother Jo down the aisle together with her two siblings Sunnie and Arty.

Danny even did a cheeky Hammers salute as bubbles were released, in reference to the team anthem, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.

In an interview, Danny Dyer said about his wife on their wedding day:

“To be standing here with the girl I grew up with – looking so beautiful in her wedding dress – that is a love thing. Jo is my best girl – the love of my life. Without her I would be nothing.”

We’re not crying, you are.

Danny Dyer wife – The Affair

Of course, it wouldn’t be a regular celebrity relationship without a side of affairs. Unfortunately, Danny was forced to move out of the family home in Essex after allegations of an affair.

Danny Dyer wife – The Affair

And all this occurred less than a year after their gorgeous wedding. The Eastenders star was seen moving his belongings into a £1,700 bachelor pad with the help of costar Kellie Bright.

What did Danny do?

He had a six-week affair with Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding. And where did they meet? Danny and Sarah met while filming the 2012 British film Run for Your Wife, a comedy film about a man with two wives. Maybe Danny got some ideas from the film.

The singer was apparently led to believe that Danny was single and living with his father when their secret affair began. Though their relationship was said to be a lustful one.

A friend of Sarah commented:

“For a while they were head over heels and had a wild sexual relationship. He fell in lust with her.”

The singer felt incredibly betrayed and heartbroken when she found out that he had a long-term partner – his wife.

Danny Dyer Wife – Making Up

Nevertheless, Danny Dyer and his wife came together for their daughter Dani’s glitzy 21st birthday bash.

The proud parents were ever supportive of their daughter’s garden bash filled with champagne, cocktails, balloons, bunting, and a photobooth.

Danny Dyer Wife – Making Up

Since then, people saw the couple celebrating their anniversary with a lavish dinner and walks around London.

A source told The Mirror:

“Jo and Danny have both told friends they are not getting a divorce, far from it”.

It looks like they’re patching things up and we’re glad!

A source told the Daily Star:

“They thought they couldn’t live with each other, but they can’t live without each other either. Danny got a flat because it was close to the EastEnders studio and he wanted to focus on his work.”


“Danny has been given the boot once and he knows that if he doesn’t behave himself then Joanne won’t hesitate to give him the heave-ho again.”

Danny Dyer and wife Jo had previously also split up a few times due to Danny’s cheating allegations. We’re happy to report that the couple are back together and remain strong until today.

The famous actor admits his mistakes and is looking forward to renewing his wedding vows once daughter Dani ties the knot.

In an interview with The Mirror he said:

“Me and Jo are going to be together for ever. Abso-f******-lutely. Completely. We will probably renew our wedding vows. I want to see my Dani tie the knot first, whenever that will be.”

“We’ve gone through a lot me and Jo. I take full responsibility for most of our ups-and-downs. Most of the downs, really.”

Danny Dyer’s break from Eastenders

In 2017, the producers forced the Eastenders star to take a short break from the show. This was due to reports of the talented actor facing exhaustion from the tight filming schedules. However, there were also allegations that it was due to a drinking problem.

The break was short, and the star was soon back filming with his costars.

In 2018, the 40-year-old took another six-week break from Eastenders, but this time for a good thing. He took time off to focus on his passion starring in a play written by best friend Harold Pinter. Danny has allegedly signed on for two of Pinter’s screenplays, A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter.

His Controversies

Danny Dyer Controversies

Being an outspoken, opinionated funny-guy, Danny has stepped on a few famous toes. You’ve probably heard that he wants to “choke” Jeremy Kyle, even though they’ve never met.

He even said in an interview:

“I can’t stand the geezer which is probably a bit strong considering I’ve never met him.”

He continued saying:

“I despise Jeremy Kyle, every bone in his stuck-up, sanctimonious, two-faced body. He’s a smug exploiter of misery, a nasty piece of work.”

Sheesh, remind us to never annoy Danny Dyer. In other controversial news, the celebrity agony uncle gave some questionable advice on Zoo magazine.

Alex, Manchester was seeking advice on how to get over his breakup. And the clever advice he received from the famous actor? “Cut his ex’s face, so no one will want her.”

What goes on his mind? We don’t think we’d want to know. He continued giving some unsolicited advice saying:

“You’ve got nothing to worry about, son. I’d suggest going out on a rampage with the boys, getting on the booze and smashing anything that moves.”

The segment was very controversial. They had to issue an apology for any offense the response has caused. As you can probably imagine, both the Eastender star and the magazine faced backlash for what occurred. Nevertheless, Dyer told The Sun that he was entirely misquoted, adding that he would never condone violence against women.

Danny Dyer and Wife Happily Ever After

This is apparent as we come back to Danny’s loving and supportive role as husband and father. Seeing Danny Dyer and his family does make us question whether he said those violent and aggressive comments.

Danny Dyer and his childhood sweetheart, wife Joanne Mas been through a lot of ups and downs. Nevertheless, their love for each other has kept their relationship through literal thick and thins.

With so many mistakes in the past, Danny himself has vowed that he has changed. With such a gorgeous family, we hope the couple will remain strong as ever.

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