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Meet Denise van Outen's family: Who are the Dancing On Ice star's loved ones?

The presenter has one daughter with former husband Lee Mead

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior TV & Film Writer
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Denise van Outen is taking to the rink for the launch episode of Dancing On Ice this Sunday. But when Denise isn't on our TV screens, she can found at home with her partner Eddie Boxshall and her daughter Betsy, who she shares with ex-husband Lee Mead.

Fans were given an insight into her home life in the latest series of Celebrity Gogglebox, which cemented Denise and Eddie as fan favourites thanks to their witty banter and down-to-earth personalities. 

But how long have the pair been together? Here's all you need to know.

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WATCH: Denise van Outen shares glimpse inside family home

Denise van Outen's relationship

Denise has been dating commodities trader Eddie since 2014 and the couple live together in their Essex home. The six-bedroom property has featured on Celebrity Gogglebox when the pair took part in the show, and they even gave an exclusive look inside their home with HELLO!.

During the interview and shoot, Denise explained that she wanted to "bring out our personality" with the décor, which included creating spaces that each of them will love. "In our house we’ve got the games room, which is Eddie's place, we've got the cinema room because Betsy loves movies, so that's a great place to cuddle up and watch movies together. I always wanted a really big dining table so we've kind of got everything that we want here," she said.

Denise Van Outen house living room© Photo: HELLO!

Denise and Eddie Boxshall live in Essex together

Denise van Outen's past marriage

Prior to her relationship with Eddie, Denise was married to stage star Lee Mead. The former couple first met when Lee entered and won the 2007 BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do, on which Denise appeared as a judge. They announced their engagement in January 2009 and were married in the Seychelles in April that same year.

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On 1 May 2010, the former couple welcomed their daughter Betsy. But in July 2013, Lee and Denise announced their separation. Denise previously opened up about her relationship with her ex-husband, telling HELLO! back in 2018: "We never really had to think about it too much. At the start we always just made it - we knew Betsy was the priority and as always will be friends. We are friends. Everybody's situation is different, and ours works well."

denise and family © Photo: HELLO!

Denise's daughter Betsy is delighter her mum is starring on DOI

Denise van Outen's daughter

Betsy was born in 2010, one year after Denise and Lee wed. In an interview with Fabulous magazine, Denise revealed Betsy has been diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia. The youngster - who was enrolled in a specialist school in 2017 - has been homeschooled by Denise over the last few months, jokingly branding her mum's teaching skills "horrible" in an Instagram video last year.

While Betsy is excited about seeing mum Denise on the new series of Dancing on Ice, there's one thing she's impatiently waiting for. "Betsy is desperate for [Eddie and I] to get married; she tells us that all the time. We want to do it, too, surrounded by all our family and friends", Denise recently told HELLO!.

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