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All you need to know about Ross Kemp's family

Meet the documentary maker's wife and children here...

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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior TV & Film Writer
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Ross Kemp has made a name for himself for his iconic role as Grant Mitchell in EastEnders as well as his investigative journalism work on programmes such as Ross Kemp on Gangs and more.

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Now, the TV star is fronting a brand new documentary on ITV which is sure to get fans talking. In Searching for Michael Jackson's Zoo, Ross heads over to America to look into the Neverland Ranch formerly owned by the late popstar.

Ross explains in the synopsis: "I want to find out how Jackson's pets were treated at the ranch, where they went after it closed and what Neverland's animal legacy truly is."

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But when he isn't appearing in his popular documentaries however, Ross can be found at home in Berkshire with his wife Renee O'Brien and his four children. If you're intrigued about his family, then keep reading to find out more…

Ross Kemp's first wife Rebekah Brooks

In the late 90s, Ross began dating journalist Rebekah Wade, who was then working for the now defunct News of the World. The couple got engaged in 1996 and married in 2002, by which point Rebekah was the editor of The Sun. Sadly, the marriage wasn't to last and the couple officially divorced in 2009.

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Ross and Rebekah Wade were married for seven years

Ross Kemp's second wife Renee O'Brien

In 2012, Ross married his second wife, Australian-born Renee O'Brien, and the couple remain happily married to this day. The family like to keep their personal life private, and little is known about Renee. However, the father-of-four has briefly spoken about this wife in the past.

While discussing his intense filming schedule, the former EastEnders actor revealed his guilt about leaving his family. He previously told Metro Online: "Guilt, I think that’s part and parcel of it. But I think, my wife didn't really know me from my soap days […] So when we [he and Renee] first got together, she just thought I was some kind of grumpy old bald bloke like in a bar – and she's probably right about that today, I’m still a grumpy old bald bloke in a bar."

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Ross married Renee in 2012

Ross Kemp's children

After his divorce from first wife Rebekah, Ross welcomed his first child, a boy, with his partner and former makeup artist Nicole Coleman. Since his marriage to Renee, the documentary maker has welcomed another three children.

The couple share son Leo, born in 2015, and twins Ava and Kitty, born in 2017. On the birth of his twin girls, the doting dad posting an adorable picture of him holding the newborns, writing: "My girls and me."

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