Dan Osborne has finally admitted to making “mistakes”, as he opened up about his marriage to Jacqueline Jossa.
Over the past few years, the 29-year-old has been plagued by infidelity rumours, and has repeatedly denied claims that he’s been unfaithful.
But during a candid new interview with The Sun, Dan has said he “takes full responsibility for being crap”.
Speaking from their family home in Essex, he said: “I’ve made mistakes, yeah. I’ve done things I shouldn’t have done. Me and Jac have spoken about that and she has forgiven me.”
“I know in the past I’ve denied things when they’re not true, then when something has been true, I probably just kept my mouth shut. I was a different person.”
“It seems a cliché to say, but I was a young lad and on TV and stuff. I’m not saying you get big headed, but you get dug out for things anyway and then you’re feeling s**t in yourself,” he continued.
“And then you get a bit of attention… then things are bad at home, so you go out and get p****d instead of working on fixing things. It’s a bunch of mistakes all built into one that made it bad. So, I take full responsibility for being crap.”
Dan confessed: “There have been times where if it were the other way round, I would have left. I would have gone, so I’ve said to her ‘I wouldn’t blame you if you left me’. I’ve said that to Jac.”
“I’ve said if it was the other way around I’d be gone, it’s not like I’ve been brushing off any mistakes that I’ve made. I’m fully aware of them and I’m aware that it ain’t right.”
The reality star, who has been married to Jacqueline since 2017, said he wants to be able to live his life without people questioning his intentions.
“I just want to go out with my friends and just live my life normally – I don’t want to be accused of doing this and that just because I’m pictured speaking to a woman,” he said.
“Sometimes people look at me horribly in the street and whisper about me in shops and I want it all to end – I don’t deserve that. I can’t be scared to talk to anyone for the rest of my life.”
Speaking about his wife, Dan said: “She’s a strong woman. To be able to forgive someone and move on from all these stories, imagine the stories that she felt knowing her family are reading that.”
“It’s been tough for me but it’s probably double tough for her as well, so it shows how strong she is.”
Dan also addressed the fact that Jacqueline moved out of their family home back in May, as she needed “time apart” from him.
He said: “It was the pressure of lockdown I think, we had to entertain the kids, we had nothing to break out time up with, we couldn’t go out to restaurants or see our friends and family – my son Ted was ill and when I can’t see him my energy drains and I’m lost without him.”
“We agreed to have a few days apart so we could have time out and that was all it was – we didn’t split.”
“Now lockdown is easing things have been great, everyone is more relaxed and Jac and I are getting on great – we both just want a clean, fresh start together now,” he explained.
“In relationships you don’t just brush things off and then say you can’t do this because two years ago you made a mistake or whatever, it needs to be healthy and that’s most important and that’s what we’ve been working on.”
“Everything between us is looking good, everything is nice in the house now, the kids are happy, we’re happy, it feels good.”
“It’s how I’ve wanted it to be for a long time and it’s finally got back to that. Obviously I take full blame for when it wasn’t happy… But now i’m just happy that we’ve got through it.”
Now, Dan and Jacqueline are planning on renewing their wedding vows, and they hope to have another baby.
He said: “We want to renew our vows and do it properly this time. If we look back at our wedding pictures, it was amazing but since then there’s been so many negative things, it’s sort of tarnished it, so we both would like to renew our vows and put the past behind us and do it properly from there.”
“We’d go abroad or something small. We had a big wedding so we won’t do that again. I will buy her a new ring as her wedding ring broke.”
“If you see any recent pictures of her she’s only got her engagement ring on, so I think we’re going to wait until we renew our vows before she wears another wedding ring.”
Speaking about trying for another baby, the 29-year-old said: “I think it’s lovely to have a big family. Jac wants one. But having four kids – do I have to buy a limo?”
“We’re not getting to trying yet. When you have done it three times, part of me is like, just let them three grow up.”
“But then, there is another part of me that when I look at the pictures – like little Mia – you think that when they are that age, they’re just cute. We would like one, I guess. Jac looks amazing pregnant and it would be nice adding to the family.”
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