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Jenny Eclair is known for her comedic career as well as in the comedy series Grumpy Old Women. Tonight Jenny will appear alongside Perry Fenwick, Ore Oduba and Richard Madeley as they go against the chaser to win money for their respective charities. But what is known of the comedian’s love life?
Who is Jenny Eclair married to?
Jenny is married to designer Geof Powell, having been together for 35 years.
The comedian married her long term partner in 2017 and have now been married for three years.
Jenny announced she had tied the knot in a post to her blogsite.
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She wrote: “Well hello there blog mates, Eclair here, no longer a spinster of the parish but a MARRIED WOMAN!!!
“After 35 yrs Mr Geof and I got round to tying the knot, which we did on the cheap and on the cheerful and on the very sharpish.”
In the past, Jenny has described getting married as “incredibly naff”.
Talking to the Guardian back in 2008, Jenny said: “I don’t do marriage. I think it’s incredibly naff. And I don’t like vulgar displays of ostentation.
“My partner Geof and I have been together for 26 years and we’ve never considered it.”
Later revealed why she and Geof felt it was the right time to get married.
During an interview with You Magazine, She said: “It felt more like tidying things up than anything else.
“I mean, I love him to bits, he’s 70 now, and when I see him on the stairs, I think, ‘Don’t fall!’
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“But the truth is, I was getting increasingly cross about the taxman getting his hands on so much of my very hard-earned money when I die, so I insisted that Geof marry me this time.”
Jenny also spoke of how she and Geof didn’t feel rushed on Lorraine in 2017.
She said: “After 35 years that we aren’t rushing into things and when we walked down the aisle no one could say ‘oh do you think she is pregnant.'”
In a piece written for Prima in 2018, Jenny further expressed her attitude to marriage.
She wrote: “I’d become rather militant about it despising the idea of being called Mrs Powell and developing what seemed as an allergic reaction to anything bridal.”
She later added: “I couldn’t see myself getting married ever, so what change my mind?
“Well, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my accountant had something to do with it.”
The Chase Celebrity Special will air tonight on ITV at 7pm.
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