Dancing On Ice’s Denise Van Outen admits work is ruining her relationship with fiance Eddie in emotional podcastFebruary 25, 2021
DANCING On Ice's Denise Van Outen has admitted that work is ruining her relationship with her fiance Eddie Boxshall.
The pair recently opened up about their problems in the first ever episode of their podcast Before I Say I Do.
Denise and Eddie, 45 – who have been together for seven years – decided to start therapy to "iron out the flaws" in their relationship before they eventually decide to tie the knot.
In the first episode they spoke to pyschosexual therapist Cate Mackenzie, who described Denise as a busy octopus and Eddie as more of a turtle – someone who requires downtime in order to connect.
As the session got underway, Eddie admitted that he wants her to "find that little pocket of space" again so that they can reignite the flame they once had.
And the WestEnder performer put her hands up and said that her busy schedule hasn't made things easy.
The Towie voice over said: "I feel that this is long overdue, to be honest, this is what I've been saying for a while that I feel like it's become disconnected.
“I take on board a lot of it's my own fault, my own doing, because I'm very busy, but I enjoy my job as well.
"I like working, but I do notice that sometimes it takes over a little bit.”
Eddie cheekily replied: "A little bit?!"
And Cate added: "Now what I'm hearing, which is so lovely Denise, from the begining you were saying 'I don't know how we'd do this', but now I'm hearing 'I really want this too'.
"The both of you want this, the two of you want to create this kind of connected time, even if it's little pockets together."
Despite Denise's work ethic causing tension in their relationship, Eddie said that her independence is just one of the many reasons why he loves her so much.
He admitted: "I love the way you’re an independent woman – that's something that I really, really am quite attracted to."
The pair first started dating back in 2014.
Denise found love with the commodities trader a year after her split from husband Lee Mead – who she shares her 10-year-old daughter Betsy with.
The lovebirds met on a blind date and after five years of dating, they finally moved in together in January 2019.
The Essex lad has a son and daughter from a previous marriage.
Last month the telly favourite told Hello! magazine that although Eddie hasn't got down on one knee, they definitely plan on walking down the aisle in the near future.
She told the publication: "After we've finished our podcast and this dreadful lockdown ends, there will be wedding bells.
"Betsy is desperate for us to get married; she tells us that all the time. We want to do it, too, surrounded by all our family and friends."
Back in 2017 Denise also admitted that Eddie "gets really broody" and is desperate to have children.
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