Skip to main contentSkip to footer

This Morning's Josie Gibson's love life: from Big Brother's John James Parton to new mystery man

The presenter opened up about a mystery man in August

Josie Gibson in a maroon jumper
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
Share this:

Josie Gibson takes pride of place on the This Morning sofa, with the presenter appearing more frequently following the departures of Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. The star also won hearts around the nation when she headed to the Australian jungle for I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in which she ultimately finished in fourth place.

The TV star rose to fame after winning the 2010 series of Big Brother, which is where she fell for her fellow housemate, John James Parton. Josie has been fairly open about her love life over the years, so we've taken a look back at her previous romances, as well as her more current relationships. Keep reading for all we know…

WATCH: Get a first look at I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here 2023

John James Parton

Big Brother launched Josie's career back in 2010, and also introduced her to Aussie housemate, John James. The pair hit it off whilst living in the Big Brother house and dated for just under a year after leaving the show. 

Josie Gibson and John James Parton© Piers Allardyce/Shutterstock
Josie Gibson and John James Parton dated for a year after she won Big Brother

When the couple went their separate ways, Josie opened up about the reason behind their split: "We spent every minute of the day with each other in the Big Brother house and moved in straight away after leaving the show. We didn't want to be apart. But the honeymoon period was over. We argued all the time. John wanted me to stop weeing with the toilet door open and I wanted him to stop moaning and to see things from my point of view," she told the Daily Star

Ex-fiancé Luke Sanwo

Plumber Luke Sanwo popped the question in 2012, just six months after meeting Josie. The pair decided to go their separate ways in April 2015, with Josie telling new! at the time: "Me and Luke have had a chat and we're going to take a break from our relationship. The passion is slowly drifting and now it's virtually nonexistent. I feel like it's the right thing to do at the moment."

Josie Gibson and Luke Sanwo at Raffles Retro Members party in London in 2014© Blitz Pictures/Shutterstock
Josie and Luke broke up in 2015

Then in 2017, the former couple became embroiled in a Twitter spat after Josie shared a series of messages Luke had reportedly sent her. She wrote on Twitter: "Yes you are going to regret this because you had a gf when you sent this message. Pay me back the money I lent you. #snake."

READ: This Morning presenter Josie Gibson reveals what Holly Willoughby is really like behind the scenes

Ex-boyfriend Terry

While Josie's romance with property developer and family friend Terry began in 2017, the couple had already known each other for two decades. During their relationship, Josie and Terry welcomed a little boy named Reggie, who was born in September 2018, but five months later, the pair split up. 

Josie Gibson with son Reggie© Josie Gibson/Instagram
Josie shares son Reggie with her ex Terry

In a previous interview with new! magazine, Josie revealed that Terry had kicked her out of the house on New Year's Eve in 2018 after a heated row. "He's got OCD and just after Christmas, he went mad about too many of my shoes being in the hallway," she explained. "So I kicked off and said, 'Well, we'll go then!' And he went, 'Alright', and bagged up our stuff. So Reggie and me headed to a hotel."

REVEALED: Josie Gibson's unusual sleeping arrangements at home with son Reggie

When the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Terry moved back in with Josie so that the pair could co-parent during lockdown. When restrictions were lifted, the property developer moved out. "He's [Terry] moved out now," Josie told new! in 2020. "I'm choosing to do it on my own for a little bit at the moment."

New romance with mystery man

Back in August, Josie opened up about her current relationship whilst chatting with Keith Lemon on Shopping with Keith Lemon

Josie Gibson sitting in silky outfit© Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Josie opened up about her new love in August

"There is someone in my life at the moment but it's early stages," the presenter revealed. "It's that bit where you've got the flutters, can't-wait-to see-them vibes, you get a little bit nervous." She added: "I've said I love you. It's best to just get it out of the way, I don't like playing games."

Josie hasn't revealed the identity of her new beau, but fans speculated she might be dating celebrity hairstylist Maurice Flynn after the pair enjoyed a dinner together at LAVO in Marylebone. Josie quipped that she had "delicious company" but has not spoken further about the potential pairing.

More TV and Film

See more