Gogglebox stars hidden love lives – from model girlfriends to romantic proposals

Gogglebox has made national treasures of some of the UK's funniest armchair critics, gracing our TVs each Friday night.

Letting viewers into their homes as they watch the best telly of the week from the comfort of their sofa, it's easy to feel like we know everything about the show's biggest stars.

But off-camera, the cast have private lives of their own, with boyfriends, girlfriends, and fiancés occupying their time in real life.

Stars like Ellie Warner and Tom Malone, who have been on the show for years, have found love since filming started, occasionally sharing snaps of their better halves on social media.

Below, we take a look at some of the show's leading stars, and the love lives they enjoy away from the cameras.

Lee Riley

Broadcasting from their caravan in Patrington Haven park, best friends Jenny and Lee have been bringing smiles to viewers' faces since 2014.

While Jenny is happily married to husband Ray, Lee is in a relationship with his partner of nearly three decades, Steve Mail.

Steve lives in Cyprus, while Lee is at home in Hull, meaning the two were forced apart for six months during the coronavirus lockdown.

Thankfully, the sweethearts were reunited during the summer, when Lee visited his beau in sunny Cyprus for a few weeks.

When Steve later visited him in Hull, he shared a selfie with Jenny, penning: "From sunny Cyprus to wet and miserable Hull.

"Very happy to be reunited with my better half and so good to see my dear friend Jenny #fridayfilming #gogglebox #happydays #holidays."

Last year, Steve and Lee celebrated 25 years together, marking the occasion with a romantic getaway to Cyprus.

Pete Sandiford

Siblings Sophie and Pete Sandiford never fail to leave viewers in stitches with their witty commentary on the show, chatting from their Blackpool sofa.

Earlier this year, Pete, 26, revealed he is in a relationship, sharing a photo of his girlfriend Paige Yeomans for the first time.

Praising their relationship, he wrote: "My Mrs and best mate, what more could I ask for."

Adding a tribute to his little sis, he then said: "Don't worry @sophiesandiford1 you are a close second best friend."

While Paige prefers to keep her Instagram private, the stunning brunette is thought to have studied English language and linguistics at the University of London, graduating last year.

One of her social media accounts also suggests she has worked at House of Fraser for two years, while her beau Pete – who joined Gogglebox in 2018 – works in insurance.

Evie Woerdenweber

Known as the "goth" family to many, the Woerdenweber family was a key fixture of the Gogglebox cast from the beginning of the series onwards.

Earlier this year, their daughter Evie, 22, revealed she was engaged to her boyfriend Alex, sharing a loved-up snap of her diamond ring.

Confirming they were making things official, she wrote: "3 wonderful years together.

"He proposed and I said yes! Bring on the wedding planning."

Her Gogglebox star parents then insisted the young sweethearts were "made for each other." writing: "We are delighted that after 3 years together our lovely daughter @GoggleboxEve & Alex have announced their engagement!

"We are all very happy for them as they are made for each other.

"Now on to wedding planning… #wedding #weddingplanning"

Evie's ex-boyfriend, Silent Jay, was a permanent fixture on the show while they were dating, though the former flames split in 2015.

Ellie Warner

Leeds sisters Ellie and Izzi Warner have been at the heart of the show since 2015, sharing their lives with viewers from their sofa.

Ellie's boyfriend Nat has even made an appearance on the show, replacing Izzi on the couch after Covid restrictions meant separate households weren't permitted to mix.

The hairdresser prefers to keep the details of her relationship to herself, but confirmed she was spoken for during an interview with The Sun Online in 2018.

She told the publication: "We've both got boyfriends. They're in hiding, they let us have the limelight."

Nat appears to live with Ellie in her family home, and they share two gorgeous pet dogs together.

Her big sister Izzi is in a relationship with longterm boyfriend Grant, with whom she shares son Bobby, five, and baby Bessie, who was born earlier this year.

Paige Deville

Gogglebox star Paige Deville recently joined the cast of the Gogglebox show with her mum Sally, filming from her childhood home in the North Midlands.

However, away from the cameras, the 24-year-old has just bought her first home with boyfriend Brad, celebrating the move on Twitter.

Sharing a photo with her beau outside the red-brick build, she said: "OFFICIALLY A HOME-OWNER!! #happyhome #adventure #goals."

While business development manager Paige occasionally shares snaps of Brad over Twitter, she keeps the details of their romance relatively quiet.

However, Paige did share one snap of the sweethearts posing in matching checkered shirts, their arms wrapped around each other as they celebrated Christmas together.

Tom Malone Jr

Going Instagram official with their relationship in June, Tom Malone introduced his stunning model girlfriend Bryony Briscoe to the world earlier this year.

However, their relationship appears to go back further, as on her birthday on May 30, she revealed Tom surprised her with an adorable present, writing: "The flowers were a nice touch too."

The Leeds-based beauty regularly shares photos with her beau on social media, and the pair have been collaborating on TikTok videos together.

Graduating with a two-one degree from university, Bryony is represented by a modelling agency and has a whopping 14,600 followers on Insta.

Posting protest photos together, the sweethearts were active in campaigning for the Black Lives Movement, attending demonstrations in Northern England.

In October, Tom shared a video slamming the vile racial abuse Bryony had received from some users on social media, making it clear they refused to stand for it.

Gogglebox airs on Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4

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