Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne’s relationship timeline: Inside the pair’s romance, from their first date to split rumours

Dan Osborne, 28, and wife Jacqueline Jossa's relationship hit headlines non-stop while she starred in series 19 of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

The couple, who share two children, Ella and Mia, together, have not had an easy time since tying the knot back in 2017, and have had to battle cheating allegations made towards Dan over the years, which he has strenuously denied.

While they'd like nothing more than to put the whole episode behind them, the accusations resurfaced at the end of last year, forcing the two to revisit old wounds.

During lockdown, Jacqueline, 27, and Dan have decided to take some time apart, with former EastEnders actress Jacqueline taking to Instagram writing: "I need some time. There is no split. No divorce.

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"We are working together not against each other. Change your head lines please. Thanks."

Jacqueline’s statement comes after it was reported she and her husband Dan had “split” during lockdown.

Here are all the details on their relationship, from their first date to the latest cheating accusations.

How did Dan and Jacqueline meet?

The couple met at an awards ceremony way back in 2013 and tattoo-loving Dan followed 27 year old Jacqueline on Twitter.

The pair exchanged phone numbers and from there started a string of private (and public) messages. It wasn't long before rumours that the two were dating began circulating the press.

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Speaking to her I'm A Celebrity campmates, Jacqueline explained: "We used to hang out but we weren't flirty. I was on a singles night at work. We were texting and I was like, 'I’m actually on a singles night.'

"I joked and he was like: 'Should I come pick you up?' didn’t think he was being serious. I was freaking out in the bathroom.

"He came and picked me up and then the second I spoke to him, we really got on. We had the best night, laughing and joking the whole time.

"In the car on the way home, he next to me, it was really lovely like I can’t believe I met you."

Dan declares all on TOWIE

Once the rumours proved to be true, the couple began happily showing off their love life all over social media.

And just when we all started getting used to the stars together, Dan stole our hearts by making a public declaration of love for Jacqueline on The Only Way Is Essex.

"I would definitely say I was in love and I don’t believe in throwing that word around but I am happier than I’ve ever been," he told Elliott Wright.

Dan and Jacqueline welcome baby Ella

In August 2014, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together in a joint statement.

Six months later in February 2015, Jacqueline gave birth to a baby girl and the couple named her Ella.

When did Dan and Jacqueline get engaged?

During a holiday to Greece in 2015, the Dreamboys star got down on one knee and popped the all-important question to his lovely lady.

While taking a breather from the Bucktucker Trials on I'm A Celebrity, Jacqueline recently recalled the story of the proposal to campmates Adele Roberts and Nadine Coyle.


She explained: "We were in Greece and there was this big sail boat moored. Dan went, 'Oh, look at that boat, it's actually moving today.'

"It started turning and as it turned, on the side of the boat it said: 'Will you marry me?' I turned around and Daniel was on his knee and I was like, it's me, it's me! I forgot to say yes, I was just like [gasps]."

The couple were beyond excited to share the happy news with their family and friends.

When did Dan and Jacqueline get married?

The happy couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony covered exclusively by OK! magazine in June 2017 following a two year engagement.

The happy couple said "I do" at Cheshire manor house, which was formerly owned by Gary Barlow. Their daughter Ella was a flower girl, while Dan's son Teddy, who he has from a previous relationship, acted as page boy.

Celebrity guests included EastEnders actors Jake Wood, Adam Woodyatt, Scott Maslen, Lorna Fitzgerald, Aaron Sidwell, Tilly Keeper, Jasmine Armfield, Shaheen Jafargholi and Dean Gaffney.

Dan and Jacqueline split rumours

Months after the pair announced they were expecting their second child, it was reported the two were experiencing relationship troubles.

Rumours of a break-up emerged after Dan was accused of having a fling with his Celebrity Big Brother housemate Gabby Allen, which the pair strongly denied.

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Dan then reportedly moved out of their house. At the time, a source told The Sun: "Dan and Jacqueline are on a break right now. He's living at a friend's house.

"He went away to the bootcamp in Marbella. She's 31 weeks, almost 32 weeks pregnant. She wants him around.

"They still want things to work out, but they're living apart right now."

Luckily, the couple managed to get their marriage back on track as Dan told OK! magazine: "We had a spell when we lost that friendship, and when we started having Mia, we just started getting on."

Jacqueline has second baby

Jacqueline and Dan welcomed their second daughter in June 2018, with Jacqueline later revealing that she feels her family is now complete.

Sharing a picture of her daughter Ella cradling her little sister, Jacqueline wrote on Instagram: “My little family is complete! Mia Osborne is so beautiful!

“The birth went well and I can’t thank my family enough. @selinajossa @[email protected] Me and baby are healthy and resting now. Welcome to the world baby girl!”

Dan accused of cheating with Alexandra Cane

In March 2019, the couple went through another period of trouble when Dan was accused of kissing Love Island's Alexandra Cane. Dan was quick to deny the claims as he posted a video to his Instagram stories, saying: "Hi guys. A lot of you may have seen the story that’s been going around online today. It’s a load of rubbish.

"All I can tell you is that it isn’t true and I didn’t kiss anyone. Have a lovely day."

The couple quickly squashed the rumours by putting on a united front as they enjoyed a family day out at Chessington World of Adventures.

Yet, since then, the couple have had to reopen old wounds once again as Jacqueline's I'm A Celebrity campmate Myles Stephenson claimed Dan did in fact cheat on her with Gabby.

Dan travelled to Australia with his kids to support Jacqueline on the show, but said he would not be confronting Myles over the allegations as he's got "nothing to worry about".

Jacqueline addresses cheating rumours

After being crowned queen of the I'm A Celebrity jungle, Jacqueline candidly spoke about Dan during an interview with Lorraine Kelly.

Former TOWIE star Dan faced claims that he had slept with two of his Celebrity Big Brother co-stars, Natalie Nunn and Chloe Ayling, which he vehemently denied.

Jacqueline said the rumours “aren’t new” and that Dan “knows he’s done a lot wrong", but insisted their marriage is "fine".

When quizzed on the rumours Jacqueline said: “It’s really funny now because we’ve been going through it for two years. This isn’t new for me.

“All the stuff that I knew about isn’t new news to me. It just got brought up again because obviously Myles was with… it just got recuperated. At the same time I was really glad, in a way, because it made me think of stuff while I was in there.

“I was in there for three and a half weeks, no phone, no contact with anyone. You’ve got to think constantly. It just helped me a lot to be in there. To be honest, I want to hit a restart button.

“It’s been two years of me basically giving him [Dan] hell. And it’s not like he’s got away lightly at all.”

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She added: “He knows he’s done wrong, he knows he’s done a lot wrong. There’s some stuff that’s absolutely not true. There’s a lot of stuff that being dealt with legal, so I can’t even talk about it. But there’s lots of stuff that’s not true at all.“

Jacqueline then insisted that her marriage to Dan is “fine”.

Dan and Jacqueline then appeared to put everything behind them and were pictured out on several occasions looking loved-up. In lockdown, too, the pair have shared photos of themselves with their children enjoying spending quality time together.

Now, Jacqueline has secretly moved to another property after admitting she “needs some time” from Dan, reports say.

A source told The Sun: “Jacqueline didn’t tell Dan where she was moving to. He thought it would be with her parents.

“But instead she’s staying at another property and has signed a six-month lease. “Dan’s sworn to her on so many occasions he’s going to change his ways but just can’t help himself messaging other women.”

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