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A Place in the Sun's Jonnie Irwin shares gushing tribute to 'amazing wife' for heartfelt reason

The couple recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary

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Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
28 October 2022
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A Place in the Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin, 48, gushed over his wife Jess as she celebrated her 40th birthday on Thursday.

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To mark the milestone occasion, the TV star shared a snap of his wife of six years on Instagram showing her dressed in a purple lace top and jeans as she pulled a face for the camera with two glass objects over her eyes. He affectionately called her his "mad egg" in the caption, writing: "Happy 40th birthday to my amazing wife. Still funny, beautiful and the best partner and mum I could have dreamt of. My Mad Egg. Xxxx."

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Fans reacted to the snap in the comments, with several sharing birthday messages. "What is that photo. Just brill," one remarked, and a second penned: "Happy little big bday Jess hope you’re being spoiled."

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Jonnie and Jess – who share three young children: twins Rafa and Cormac, two, and Rex, three – recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary after getting married in October 2016. 

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The presenter marked his wife's 40th birthday with some heartfelt words

At the time, he announced the exciting news by sharing a snap of himself kissing his new wife outside Healey Barn in Northumberland, writing: "The very happiest weekend of my life. #escapetothewedding."

Jess was a beautiful bride in a satin floor-length gown with a cowl neckline and capped sleeves, finishing off her look with a lace-trimmed veil secured on top of her perfectly-blowdried hair. 

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Jonnie and Jess tied the knot in 2016

She held a bouquet of white flowers tied together with ribbon, while Escape to the Country presenter Jonnie was a dapper groom in a black suit, a blue shirt and brown shoes.

Previous photos shared by Jess revealed that the couple exchanged vows in a rustic ceremony that took place under wooden beams covered with fairy lights, a huge metallic chandelier and exposed brick walls. Their guests sat in wooden chairs on either side of the stone aisle, which led to a large fireplace at the altar.

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