She planned to plan a quiet affair at a registry office with her partner Eddie Boxshall, hoping to get married sooner rather than later.
But now Denise Van Outen has decided to weather the coronavirus storm and postpone her long-awaited wedding so she can have a grand celebration with her loved ones.
The TV personality, 46, said she’s happy to jump to the back of the queue to have other couples exchange vows first, as she predicts a “ huge backlog ” as a result of the pandemic.
‘We are already a married couple’: Denise Van Outen revealed on Friday that she has postponed her wedding to partner Eddie Boxshall because she wants a big party without restrictions
Speak against The sun On Friday she said: ‘We are not engaged, but we are preparing to get married. It will certainly happen, but we are not in a hurry.
‘We don’t want a small wedding. We want a large group of people and a big party without restrictions.
Plus, with all the weddings canceled due to the pandemic, there will be a huge backlog and I wouldn’t want to get in the way of them all. Let them all go first! ‘
Back burner: The TV star, 46, said she likes to jump to the back of the row to have other couples exchange vows first, as she predicts a ‘huge backlog’ due to the pandemic
Denise and her commodity trading partner, 46, have been an item for seven years and currently live in Essex with her daughter Besty, nine, who she shares with West End star Lee Mead.
Eddie also has two children from a previous relationship.
Denise gushed that she knew very early on in their relationship that he was ‘The One’, and that living together only strengthened her feelings.
While having to reverse their wedding plans, the mother-of-one admitted that they are already acting like a married couple.
No hold back: Speaking to The Sun on Friday, she said, ‘We don’t want a small wedding. We want a large group of people and a large party without restrictions’
The couple, who often appear on Celebrity Gogglebox together, skip the traditional engagement process because they have both been married before.
Denise first walked down the aisle to marry her father’s daughter Lee, 39, in 2009, but they broke up in 2013.
The former Big Breakfast presenter revealed she planned to turn the tables by proposing Eddie in 2020 as it was a leap year.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic messed up her plans as she admitted it was ‘impossible’ to organize and it ‘didn’t feel right’.
Home is where the heart is: Denise and her commodity trading partner, 46, have been an item for seven years and currently live in Essex with her daughter Besty, nine
Case in point: She shares her only child with West End star Lee Mead and the couple married in 2009 before breaking up four years later (pictured in 2010)
Instead, the couple came to a joint decision to skip the proposal and opt for a modern approach.
According to Denise, she said that the thing that appeals to her most about marriage is the union between two individuals and the ‘feeling of being loved’, stating that she doesn’t need a ‘big stone’ on her finger to prove it.
Instead, the Essex couple plan to exchange simple wedding rings when they meet at the altar.
During the interview with The Sun, Denise praised Eddie for being brilliant with her daughter and for helping with her home schooling during lockdown, which she said was quite a challenge.
Things change! The couple, who often appear on Celebrity Gogglebox together, skip the traditional engagement process because they have both been married before
The former Dancing On Ice contestant said Betsy felt ‘tough’ last year after not being able to see her boyfriends or go to school, especially since she’s an only child.
Denise confirmed that she has ruled out the possibility of having more children and said she has “no regrets” about her decision, despite thinking about it a few years ago.
As she nears her 47th birthday next month, the mum-of-one said she’s still trying to embrace her femininity and “ lovingly ” looking back at her boys’ mag cover shoots in the 90s.
Denise, who recently hosted her own cabaret production in London, said looking good has become a ‘focus’ in her life as she credited the titillating burlesque show and her glamorous colleagues for inspiring her.
She admitted that during lockdown it can be easy to succumb to the comfort of Ugg boots and tracksuits every day, but looking and dressing up for her partner makes her feel better.
The One: Denise said the thing that appeals to her most about marriage is the union between two individuals and she doesn’t need a ‘big stone’ on her finger to prove it.
Content: As she nears her 47th birthday next month, Denise confirmed that she has ruled out the possibility of having more children and said she ‘has no regrets’ about her decision.