Jay Blades wife: Who is The Repair Shop star’s first wife, and why did they break up?

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Jay Blades has become known for restoring old furniture on the popular BBC series The Repair Shop. Tonight sees Jay take on an 18th-century French clock as they try and restore it to its former glory. But what has the designer spoke of his love life?

Who is The Repair Shop star’s first wife, and why did they break up?

Jay was previously married to ex-wife Jade after meeting each other at university.

He and Jade are reported to have split five years ago after their marriage broke down.

Jay has since spoken of how after he became homeless after their split to the Daily Star, saying: “I was homeless. You heard me right – yes, homeless.

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“Everything fell down for me. My marriage broke up, my business broke up.

“I left my ex-wife the house and everything like that.”

He also opened up on the break down of his marriage to The Mirror, adding: “Everything came at once. My marriage had broken down, I didn’t have any money and the people that I employed I had to make redundant.

“The state that I was in I would have taken my own life, and I came close.”

However, Jay has since found love with partner Christine Goodman who he has now been with for four years.

Jay and Christine live together in Wolverhampton although Jay keeps their relationship out of the spotlight.

The Repair Shop star has also previously opened up on his shock after discovering he was one of 25 brother and sisters.

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He said he made the discovery after meeting his father when he was 21.

He said: “He told me I had four other siblings, but I then found out that wasn’t true at all.

“I have 25 in total, including six in America, two in Africa and three in Jamaica.

“I’ve met 11 of them and I am really close to my half-sister, Sophie.”

The Repair shop will continue tonight on BBC One at 4.30pm.

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