Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan’s marriage isn’t “normal”, according to their daughter.
The ‘Richard and Judy’ stars’ daughter Chloe Madeley admits it took her a “really long time” to realise that she didn’t have to everything with her future partner like her parents did and she feels “really lucky” that she met James Haskell when she did, as she was forced to accept she wasn’t always first.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper of her parents’ relationship, she shared: “I grew up watching my parents do everything together. It took me a really long time to realise that’s not normal.
“I’m really lucky that I found James when I did – because he was a rugby player, so I wasn’t going to come first. With a rugby player, it’s them and their career – and you like it or lump it.”
Meanwhile, Chloe previously admitted she felt “pressure” to marry James two years ago and was worried their relationship would change once they tied the knot, but they’re just as close as ever.
She explained: “I really thought it would [change], but it hasn’t. I thought, ‘We have to get engaged, we have to get married…’ and I really felt that pressure, which a lot of women in their 30s start to feel. So it’s funny now because almost immediately after the wedding I thought, ‘Wow nothing has changed. Why did I care so much?’ Don’t get me wrong, the wedding was amazing, it was a lovely day. We got really drunk, our favourite people were there, I wore an amazing dress and we had gorgeous food. But it took going back to reality to see that I don’t know why I felt I needed this. James and I have always been close. I don’t think quarantine or getting married pushed us closer, as we already were.”