Fearne Cotton reveals lockdown has put pressure on her six-year marriage to Jesse Wood


FEARNE Cotton has opened up about the pressures of lockdown on her six-year marriage to Jesse Wood.

The TV and radio presenter admits to rowing in front of their two young children as a result of being “stuck within four walls trying to survive”.

Fearne, 38, who married Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie’s son in 2014, admitted: “I am a very fiery ­person, and Jesse can also be quite fiery.

“We’ve certainly argued in front of the kids. Most parents have at some point.

“It’s not regular but we have definitely had a pop at each other in front of them — and you don’t feel good about it after.

“I’ve also shouted at my kids like I think most parents have, especially during lockdown.

“We have no school, full-time work for me, no help here ­whatsoever — like most families, you’re just stuck within four walls trying to survive.

“It has been mad. We’ve all had a shout at each other, the kids have shouted at me, we’ve shouted at them. But I constantly endeavour to go, ‘Fearne, don’t act like a child, get yourself together’.

“Sometimes I will just walk out of the room, take a few breaths, and try again.”

The former kids TV presenter — who has son Rex, seven, and daughter Honey, four — was speaking on her podcast, Happy Place.

Her comments come after research showed that there had been an 80 per cent increase in people suffering with mental health issues and stress as a result of the lockdown.

There has also been a spike in divorce rates, with couples unable to cope with the pressures of ­living, working and socialising together 24/7.

Fearne has previously spoken about saving her marriage after she and musician Jesse, 43, fought to overcome a “rough patch”.

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