Denise Van Outen is giving home improvement priority over her longtime partner Eddie Boxshall’s marriage this year.
The 47-year-old actress and singer said she would rather get a new garden terrace in 2022 than marry Eddie, who is also 47-year-old commodity trader.
Denise, who has performed with Eddie on Celebrity Gogglebox, insists she is in no rush to say “yes” as she doesn’t want to bother planning her big day during the coronavirus pandemic.
No wedding bells: Denise Van Outen, 47, is prioritizing home improvement before marrying longtime partner Eddie Boxshall, also 47, this year
The star told The Mirror, “We didn’t really focus on organizing a wedding because we were trying to get the house finished and final things like a new terrace done.
“Besides, you can’t plan anything at the moment, so you’re in no rush to do anything.
“Young people plan weddings because they want to get started and have families, but that’s not going to happen. It’s not like we’re going to have any more children. ‘
No rush: the actress and singer would rather get a new garden terrace in 2022 than marry the commodities trader Eddie (picture 2019)
Denise is already the mother of daughter Betsy (11), whom she shares with ex-husband Lee Mead.
Eddie is the father of Jordan, 25, and Leah, 22, from a previous relationship.
Insisting that she treat her beloved French Bulldogs like her “babies,” Denise adds that she doesn’t think she could handle another child, having struck a good work-life balance today.
Family Affair: Denise, who is the mother of daughter Betsy, 11, who she shares with ex-husband Lee Mead, says she has no plans to have more children
However, the couple previously “flirted” with the idea of expanding their family before going against the idea.
Denise told The Sun earlier last year, “We kind of flirted with the idea two or three years ago, but then we realized we were having a really nice life.”
In the meantime, Denise, currently starring at the All Star Cabaret at Proud Embankment in London, may have other job responsibilities to keep her busy soon.
New plans: The couple previously “flirted” with the idea of expanding their family, before going against the idea a few years ago (picture 2019)
She recently said she’d love to be on I’m A Celebrity … Get me out of here! when the show returned to the Australian jungle.
The ITV reality series has been filmed at Gwrych Castle in Wales for the past two years after pandemic travel restrictions prevented the cast and crew from jetting down under.
Denise told The Sun in 2021, “I’m being asked to do it, but there’s no chance I can do it this year because I’m with Proud.
‘I’ll do it someday. I think being a celebrity for my 50th birthday would be nice.
“But for me it has to be Australia, not Wales – as much as I love the Welsh people. To be honest, I’m a lot more jungle vibes than castle vibes. ‘
Working life: Meanwhile, Denise, who is currently playing in the All Star Cabaret at Proud Embankment in London, said she would like to play I’m A Celebrity in Australia