Secret joy: the REAL reason Jacqueline Jossa’s forgiven cheat Dan Osborne

Why Jac forgives Dan and the baby joy that bonds them

Jacqueline Jossa Dan Osborne

by Daisy McLure |
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During their three-year marriage, Jacqueline Jossa has endured numerous rumours that her husband Dan Osborne has cheated on her.

And last week, he finally confessed that there was truth to some of the reports.

After vehemently denying claims of infidelity, Dan, 29, admitted in an interview he’s done things he “shouldn’t have” – but insisted his wife knows and has forgiven him.

While he didn’t pinpoint which betrayals were true – as he’s been linked to several women – Dan said, “I’ve made mistakes, yeah… Me and Jac have spoken about that and she has forgiven me. I was a different person. I take full responsibility for being crap.”

Who has Dan Osborne been accused of cheating on Jacqueline Jossa with?


Dan Osborne's alleged other women

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Teddy Edwardes

Dan was accused of swapping x-rated messages and pictures with model Teddy Edwardes in 2015, however he denied sending naked snaps and claimed that his tattoos had been edited onto the images.

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Gabby Allen

Reports claimed Dan had cheated on Jacqueline with Love Island star Gabby when they were pictured looking close on a yacht in Marbella, although both parties denied any wrongdoing. Dan and Gabby later lived in the Celebrity Big Brother house together and Jacqueline admitted "it wasn't nice to watch" even though she knew they were just friends. It was later reported that Gabby's ex Myles Stephenson confirmed the rumours to Jac when they both appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

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Alexandra Cane

Onlookers claimed Dan kissed Alexandra on a night out in Manchester. "Dan was all over Alexandra. At one point he grabbed her and kissed her," one eyewitness told The Sun.But the former TOWIE star denied the claims and insisted he was just friends with the Love Island star.

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Natalie Nunn and Chloe Ayling

Dan's CBB housemate Chloe Ayling alleged he'd had a threesome with her and their co-star Natalie Nunn following a boozy night out and although he denied her claims, Natalie later insisted Chloe was telling the truth."I had sex with Dan in my hotel room. Chloe's story was true. I was drunk and it was a huge mistake but it happened," she told The Sun.

Although Jacqueline, 27, caused rumours of further conflict in May by moving out of their marital home and into her parents’ empty house, Dan said they will renew their wedding vows and are considering trying for a third baby.

He said, “We would like one [more baby], I guess. Jac looks amazing pregnant and it would be nice adding to the family.”

Just days after Dan’s public admission, they were pictured looking loved-up during a visit to the park with their two daughters – Ella, five, and Mia, two – while the ex-EastEnders actress told her Instagram followers they hope to create a reality show as a family.

His confession sparked fury among Jac’s fans, with some urging her to leave him, but relationship expert Jo Barnett says Jac can find joy in him admitting his wrongs, as it may be a turning point in their marriage and bring them closer.

Jo says, “It’s good that Dan has acknowledged his mistakes, as it means he accepts his actions were wrong and won’t do it again. It’s possible he’s done it now as he is determined to draw a line under the bad times so they can move forward and grow stronger as a couple. It is definitely possible to rebuild a relationship after infidelity, but only if both people really want to commit to each other and if the guilty party doesn’t cheat again, which Dan’s apology seems to signal.

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“Moving forward takes time – things like being open with his communication and whereabouts and leaving his mobile phone lying around, to prove he has nothing to hide, will slowly build up trust. Actions speak louder than words – never cheating again and not giving her any more grounds to feel he is untrustworthy is crucial.”

Their three-year marriage has been plagued by negative headlines. The former TOWIE star was accused of having a fling with Gabby Allen while Jac was eight months pregnant in May 2018, which they both denied. In the same year, the couple had to deny reports that Jacqueline messaged a woman on Twitter to ask if she’d slept with Dan. In March 2019, Dan was accused of “grinding” with Love Island’s Alexandra Crane at a Manchester bar – a report they both refuted.

Furthermore, Jacqueline’s time onI’m A Celeb! in December – which she won – was overshadowed by Natalie Nunn and Chloe Ayling’s claims they’d enjoyed a threesome with Dan on a night out in 2018, after starring onCBB together.

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While Jacqueline stuck by him, the mum of two has previously admitted things haven’t always been easy, once saying, “[Having kids is] challenging – it tests your relationship.” And in June, she revealed she’d been in therapy, saying, “Daniel has made mistakes and I have to heal and deal with all of this… I am having counselling.”

But as it’s only been a few months since she moved back into the marital home after admitting she needed space during lockdown, Jo believes they shouldn’t rush into their plans for another child.

She explains, “In my opinion, having a band-aid baby is not a good idea – they need to heal the marriage first. My advice would be to continue working on their relationship for at least another year – if they are more solid than ever at that stage, then think about having a baby.”

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Those closest to Jac – whose career has gone from strength to strength in recent months, with her collection withIn The Style becoming its fastest-selling celebrity collaboration ever – believe her new-found self- confidence has helped save their marriage. Earlier this month, the size 12 actress modelled bikinis from her fashion range in Ibiza and told fans she was on a fitness kick “for her mind” rather than to get skinny.

Her cousin Ciara Asherwood told Closer, after Jac’s I’m a Celeb! victory, “She has grown in confidence and she’s really happy,” while a source added, “The tables have turned since I’m A Celeb! and he has realised that he is the lucky one.”

And as Dan confessed that he wouldn’t have stayed with her had she cheated, Jo believes that means he will appreciate his wife now more than ever.

She says, “Dan knows if the shoe was on the other foot he would find it unforgivable, so he probably feels lucky that she is giving him another chance. While it’s double standards, he’s saying, ‘She’s amazing for taking me back – how lucky am I?’”

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