Dan Osborne has revealed that his time on Celebrity Big Brother saved his marriage to Jacqueline Jossa.
The father-of-three finished in third place on Monday night’s final, and was finally reunited with his wife and kids in an emotional reunion on Tuesday.
The reality star and his actress wife were going through a bad patch before he entered the house, however, Dan has since admitted that his time on CBB made him realise how lucky he is.
He told The Sun: “She’s a beautiful woman, great mum and I think it made me really have time to reflect on that. It made me appreciate her.”
“My time in Big Brother made me realise the things that I was doing wrong and how I was not helping my situation or my marriage.
“It’s made me realise my faults, no one is perfect. I am not going to say it’s made me a perfect person, but it definitely made me appreciate what I have.”
Dan admitted that his own behaviour was partly to blame for the breakdown of their marriage, due to his previous experience with an ex-girlfriend.
The 27-year-old hit headlines back in 2015 when he threatened to stab his ex in a leaked audio recording, which led to him being fired from The Only Way Is Essex.
He confessed: “I wasn’t helping the situation. From my previous experience with my ex it just made me a different person. I refuse to argue or lose my temper. It’s not me and I don’t want to do it.
“When there is an argument coming or a negativity, I just walk away from it now. I don’t even want to talk about it.”
Dan continued: “The show strips you back to nothing and you realise how lucky you are and how lucky I am to have my wife. It made me realise she ain’t as bad I was thinking… when she was moaning I was going out, and I was going out because she was moaning. It was like a vicious circle.”
“I would run away from it, that is what I was doing. Because it felt like it was negative indoors I would just go out and I would be out with my mates and come back really late and I would have been out drinking and stuff like that and then she’s angry at me because I have done that rather than stay in and sort it out, which is right.”
“Because she was angry again, I would go back out and it could to the point where it was happening every day and I went to live with my mate because it was always bad.
“Being in the house gave me time to really think about what I was doing. I shouldn’t have been going out, I should have been staying indoors and sorting my marriage out.”
Dan’s confession comes after Jacqueline declared her love for him following his stint on CBB.
Posting a picture of Dan’s cradling their daughter Mia, the former EastEnders star gushed: “It’s good to have this man back 💞 my girls where so excited to see daddy. He done so well. Ups and downs, laughter and tears 💞I love you. Always.”
Dan also posted an emotional video showing the moment he was reunited with their daughter Ella.
It appears the couple are putting their marriage woes behind them, as it looks like they’re jetting off on a family holiday this week – according to Jacqueline’s latest Instagram post.