Dermot O’Leary has been married to wife Dee Koppang O’Leary for a decade. But he’s previously referred to their marriage as a ‘”work in progress”.
The Pet Show presenter, 48, opened up about the effort the couple put in back in the summer of 2017.
Dermot O’Leary on appreciating his wife Dee
He said, referring to their marriage: “Look, it’s a work in progress.
“Every relationship takes effort and I know I can be a better husband – it’s just about reminding yourself and never being complacent about it.”
‘The eternal battle’
Dermot went on to theorise how knowing someone inside out can lead to “taking them for granted”.
However, he insisted taking notice of the bigger picture was also important.
He continued: “You always take the other person for granted, that’s the problem, so you have to try and make sure you don’t.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
“But you always end up doing it because they’re your best mate, and you take your best mate for granted. It’s the eternal battle to try not to – and don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Date nights and giving space
Dermot also acknowledged there is a balance to spending enough time together and not spending too much time together.
At the time he emphasised supporting each other and respecting one another’s life choices.
But since his 2017 chat, Dermot and Dee have become parents to son Kasper so they probably don’t have much time for anything any more!
The Pet Show airs on ITV, Sunday March 13, at 12.25pm.
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