Dan Osborne reveals him and Jacqueline Jossa 'understand each other' and his mistakes are 'in the past'

SHE is the much-loved ex-EastEnders actress who had to deal with rumours of her husband’s infidelity on the way to winning I’m A Celebrity two years ago.

Jacqueline Jossa, 28, was forced to make an unprecedented secret call to Dan Osborne from the jungle after a campmate told her about his suspicions of the former Towie character’s alleged cheating.

But today Dan, who has two children with the actress, tells how the pair’s relationship has never been stronger.

The 29-year-old insisted a dark period earlier last year, when Jacqueline briefly moved out of the family home, is well behind them.

He told The Sun on Sunday: “We’re at a completely different stage to that. Any mistakes are in the past now.

“Our chemistry is still strong. I’m not soppy but I think she is just as amazing as I did when I first met her.

“We understand each other, that’s what makes it work.

“If Jacqueline has the hump about something, I won’t bring it up that she’s in a bad mood. I’ll just crack on and I know she’ll be fine.She just needs a little while and it’s the same with me. We now understand each other a lot better.”

On the way to winning I’m A Celebrity in December 2019, her campmate Myles Stephenson said he heard a rumour his ex-girlfriend, former Love Islander Gabby Allen, had been involved with Dan.

It was also claimed Dan had romped with Celebrity Big Brother stars Chloe Ayling and Natalie Nunn — some­thing he strongly denies.

He insists he is not bothered about his children reading about claims of his past.

Dan has daughters Ella, six, and Mia, two, with Jacqueline, plus son Teddy, seven, from a previous relationship.

He said: “I’ve had people say that one day my kids are going to read these stories about me, blah, blah, blah.

“I don’t care about things like that. My kids know me better than anyone in the world.

“They aren’t going to care what some random person has said about their dad.”

Dan shot to prominence in 2013 — the year he met Jacqueline — after he joined the cast of ITV2 show Towie. Appearances on reality shows Splash! and Celebrity Big Brother followed.

In 2017 he and Jacqueline married in a lavish ceremony at a Cheshire mansion.

Four years on, Dan says they still feel just like newlyweds.

‘JACQUELINE HAS A HEART OF GOLD’

He said: “She’s an amazing mum, an unbelievable mum. She’s just a great person. She’s got a heart of gold. She is a loving person.

“We get on well and we banter together.

“To be locked in a house with someone for a year and not be able to go out anywhere or do anything, then I think that says a lot.

“A lot of couples have wanted to strangle each other during the lockdowns, but we have been all right.

“Obviously there were times where we’ve both felt stressed but all in all it’s been really good. We’re probably closer now than we were before lockdown. It has probably done us good.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward, as I’m sure Jacqueline is, to going out with my mates again, being able to do the normal things and go into the gym and things.

“I’m looking forward to being able to get out of the house and do my own thing.

“I’m sure Jacqueline’s looking forward to a little girls’ holiday or something.”

One thing the pair have struggled with is abuse and trolling on social media.

Dan said: “I had times where it put me in really bad places. I felt terrible but now it doesn’t get to me.

“There’s not much that someone could do to get to me any more, that’s how much I got abused before. We’ve had people write things about the kids. There are some disgusting people out there. It was when they were little.

“Jacqueline had some sick messages too, but again you have to have thick skin about it.

“Sometimes people say negative things about her and it gets to her. But she really doesn’t deserve anything negative said about her.”

The pair spent lockdown renovating their £1million dream house in Biller­icay, Essex, ripping out the kitchen, bathrooms and painting fences together.

They have also loved the time together with their children.

Dan said: “The kids have been really good during lockdown. It’s just been weird. I said to Ella yesterday, ‘Soon we’ll be able to go and eat outside and go to places again, and the trampoline park will open’. She said, ‘But how long is it going to open for before it shuts again?’ How depressing is that?

“Mia is a bit of a fruit cake, which I think is a mixture of the two of us. She’s such a character. I’ve never seen anything like it. She’s unbelievable. She’s got her mum’s acting genes, big time.”

Dan and Jacqueline have been using Churchill’s Little Chapters Of Chill audiobooks for their children.

Dan said: “The Churchill audiobooks have helped as it’s something else to do that doesn’t involve a screen and it’s good for them to relax mentally as well as physically.

“It helps them focus and be a bit more in the room with us and helps stop them going loopy.

‘WE'RE STRONGER THAN WE EVER THOUGHT’

“Jacqueline tends to be the one doing the funny voices or directing the kids in plays, or we’ll play in the garden and sometimes Mia even comes into the gym with me.

“I’ll hold her little legs and she’ll do some pull-ups with me on the bar.” Dan has not ruled out having another child but says he is content with the life he currently has.

He said: “I’m very happy with the three kids I’ve got. If there was another one it’d probably be in a few years, but we’ll see how we feel then. Mia is getting big quick.

“But then as soon as they get older, I might be saying, ‘I miss having a little baby’, but we’re happy at the minute.”

And in a final word on Jacqueline, he said: “We’re stronger than we ever thought and we’ve been through a fair bit. But I think it’s made us realise that silly things — like me going out — maybe Jacqueline might have been a bit stressed about.

“But it’s made her realise that there’s really nothing to worry about.”

  • Dan is supporting Churchill’s Little Chapters Of Chill, a series of five children’s audiobooks designed to teach four to seven-year-olds mindfulness techniques.

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