Jacqueline Jossa’s despair over Dan Osborne’s sordid sex scandal

There's more heartache for Jacqueline Jossa as her husband Dan Osborne is forced to deny claims he enjoyed a threesome with CBB stars Chloe Ayling and Natalie Nunn

Jacqueline Jossa, Dan Osborne

by Marianna Manson |
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She broke down in tears as a love letter from Dan Osborne, her husband of two years and the father of her two daughters, was read out to her on I’m A Celeb!, in which he declared, “My days just aren’t complete without you in them.”

At the time, Jacqueline Jossa was unaware of the sordid sex scandal that was awaiting her upon her departure from the jungle.

Daniel Osborne, Jacqueline Jossa
Daniel Osborne, Jacqueline Jossa and their two sons ©Backgrid UK

Last week, former TOWIE star Dan, 28, was embroiled in claims he had a threesome with his Celebrity Big Brother co-stars Chloe Ayling and Natalie Nunn in January– something he denies – revealing he was seeking legal advice, and accusing Chloe of having “no morals”.

In an interview with a newspaper, former kidnapping victim Chloe, 21, said, “Dan cheated on Jacqueline with me and Natalie. We’d all had a lot to drink, and a threesome happened… After it happened, Dan was full of himself. He didn’t seem to care what had just happened.” She added that Dan was “making a fool of Jacqueline.” Natalie, 34, declined to comment.

The day after the alleged incident, Jacqueline had shared a picture of Dan on Instagram saying, “It’s so good to have this man back, I love you always.”

Insiders tell Closer that pals of former EastEnders actress Jacqueline, 27 – who left the soap last year– wouldn’t be surprised if she’s both heartbroken and furious that the allegations have stolen the spotlight from her time on the show.

Dan Osborne, Natalie Nunn, Chloe Ayling
Dan Osborne, Natalie Nunn and Chloe Ayling out clubbing ©Backgrid UK

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A source says, “I’m A Celeb! was Jacqueline’s moment to shine. It was the first big job she’d had since EastEnders, and she wanted to show everyone who she was. Her pals believe she’ll be furious that it’s been overshadowed by speculation about her marriage – she’s sick of all these stories. It’s humiliating to have everyone discuss her marriage.”

Insiders also reveal that the accusations have caused tension in reality star Natalie’s seven-year marriage to American footballer, Jacob Payne.

A source says, “Natalie has been deeply affected by the reports, she’s desperately trying to save her marriage. In April, Dan texted her asking to meet up while she was in LA. Her husband saw the messages, and when the claims surfaced last week, it pushed things over the edge and he left. It’s caused serious tension within the relationship.”

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Meanwhile, in her first week in the jungle, Jacqueline’s campmate Myles Stephenson reportedly took Jacqueline aside to claim Dan had a fling with Gabby Allen, 26, behind Jacqueline’s back while she was pregnant – something they have both previously denied.

The relationship has been tested a number of times – earlier this year, reports claimed that Dan had kissed Love Island star Alexandra Cane on a night out, which he denied. And the couple were thought to have split in May 2018, after Jacqueline messaged a woman on Twitter to ask if she’d slept with Dan.

Last week, Jacqueline’s cousin Ciara Asherwood revealed that she thought Jacqueline would be “upset” by Myles’ claims about Dan and Gabby.

She told Closer, “Dan is her husband, and he’s the main person she’s going to talk to and believe. She’ll be fine until she speaks to Dan. It’s really unfair, and I think she’ll be upset. It’s upsetting for the family to see it’s been taken away from something she’s doing for herself.”

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In September, Jacqueline – who has daughters Ella, four, and one-year-old Mia with Dan – told Closer she wanted to renew her wedding vows abroad. She had previously told us she “wouldn’t be defending Dan any more”, followingleaked audio in 2015, in which he threatened to stab his ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin, who is the mother of his son Teddy, six.

Last week, reports claimed Jacqueline wasn’t afraid to be a single mum, amid the cheating rumours. Pals tell Closer that she’s sick of all the rumours and is determined to come out on top.

The source says, “Jac is a strong woman, she’s no pushover – she believes in her marriage vows, and will fight for the relationship. But if she had to be on her own, she knows she’d cope. She’s far tougher than people think."

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