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Who is Dermot O’Leary’s film producer wife Dee Koppang? Inside their marriage

The This Morning star and his wife walked down the aisle in 2012

Dermot O'Leary and Dee Koppang at the Earthshot Prize© Karwai Tang
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Updated: February 13, 2024
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When he's not entertaining the nation from his appearances on This Morning alongside Alison Hammond, or taking to the airwaves on BBC Radio 2, Dermot O'Leary can be found at home with his beloved wife, Dee Koppand O'Leary.

Although Dermot is a very public-facing figure with his high-profile presenting gigs, the 50-year-old has kept his relationship with his beloved relatively low-key. The star often keeps his social media feeds populated with his 'telly wife' Alison and their hijinks on This Morning, but he has still shared several insights into his life with Dee. Read on to find out all we know about their relationship...

Who is Dee Koppang O'Leary?

Born in Oslo in 1978, Dee's job is almost the total opposite from her husband's, as she spends her time behind the camera as a television and film producer. The stunning brunette has a seriously impressive CV, having worked as a unit director on some of Netflix's biggest programmes including The Crown and Bridgerton. Dee has also worked on shows closer to home, including the incredible The Split, which aired on BBC 1. She has also produced and directed the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show since 2009 and assisted with the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Dee Koppang and Dermot O'Leary at a charity event© Alan Davidson/Shutterstock
Dermot and Dee met in 2002

Meeting, engagement and showbiz wedding

Dee and Dermot started dating in 2002 after meeting a TV production company where they both worked. The pair dated for nine years, before Dermot got down on one knee during a trip to New York City. The couple married in September 2012 at a village church in Chiddingstone, Kent, with Dermot's ITV pal Holly Willoughby, as well as stars such as James Corden, Chris O'Dowd and Bear Grylls attending the wedding. The couple celebrated their nuptials with two honeymoons and Dermot says that he still finds married life "brilliant". "She's very smart," the presenter said, adding: "We keep each other sane."

The pair enjoyed a fairytale wedding in 2012
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News of their engagement came from Dermot's late friend, Caroline Flack, with the former Xtra Factor presenter teasing her co-star about why he waited so long to "pop the question" to Dee, with the star replying that he didn't want to "rush" into things.

Where do Dee and Dermot live?

Hectic international work schedules often keep Dee and Dermot apart, but the couple have bases in London's affluent Primrose Hill and Italy. Their London pad often serves as a background for Dee's Instagram posts, with fans admiring the open plan spaces and swanky contemporary interiors, as well as a number of homely rustic touches including a bar cart and log pile.

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Dermot O'Leary's garden at their home© Instagram
Dermot and Dee have a stunning Primrose Hill property

How many children do the couple have?

Dermot and Dee are proud parents to their son Kaspar, who was welcomed during the COVID lockdowns of 2020, with the youngster being born in June 2020. Confirming the arrival, Dermot shared: "Welcome to the world baby Koppang O’Leary. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve had a baby! Enjoying the cuddles in the newborn bubble... cats yet to be 100% convinced. Lots of love, Dermot & Dee x."

A young boy walking between white Christmas trees© Instagram
Dermot and Dee share Kaspar

It's not just a young son running around their home, as Dermot and Dee also have two cats, Socks and Toto, with Dermot dedicating the second book in his children's series to his wife, writing: "To Dee Koppang O'Leary, first of her name, Queen of the Fjords, proud woman of Kent, and most definitely Mother of Cats."

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