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Does First Dates star Fred Sirieix have a wife and do they have children?

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Fred Sirieix is a real-life Cupid on First Dates and First Dates Hotel – but what’s his love life like, and does he have a wife?

Back on our screens tonight (August 4) in Remarkable Places to Eat, Fred’s French accent makes women melt.

So is he on the market, or will we soon be crying into our moules marinières?

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Fred Sirieix is best known as the First Dates Maître D’ (Credit:

Does Fred Sirieix have a wife?

He isn’t currently married, but there’s a bit of a but…

The star was in a relationship with the mother of his two children, Alex, for 12 years.

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The couple never married and, in 2016, Fred revealed he has never been married to anyone before.

However, he and Alex weren’t to be and, after they split, Fred met someone new – and they are currently engaged.

Who is Fred Sirieix’s fiancée?

Although he has shared pictures of his fiancee on social media, he hasn’t revealed her name.

Instead, he affectionately refers to her using the nickname Fruitcake.

The star confirmed they were in a relationship back in January 2018.

He then popped the question just over two years later in March 2020 and announced the news via Instagram.

Sharing a picture showing only half of her face, he told his followers: “Fruitcake said yes.”

Fred’s First Dates co-star Cici Coleman was one of the first people to congratulate the couple.

Commenting on the picture, she wrote: “Awww Fred!!!!! So so happy for you both.”

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#vibration 🇯🇲 #Negril #ohlala indeed! 😘 #fruitcake 🍫❤️ @sandals_uk

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When is Fred Sirieix’s wedding?

Fred has discussed his plans for the big day.

However, the ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During an interview with The Sun, he revealed that he and Fruitcake were hoping for a destination wedding.

Confirming his engagement, he said: “We are delighted.

“As soon as all this is over we are off to Negril [Jamaica] for a party on the beach.”

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They’ve now set a date for early 2022.

Speaking late last year, Fred said: “We are waiting to see when we can travel as it’s important to have friends and family there.

“We have to stay fluid here, it’s out of control, but we are planning for early 2022 now.”

While the big day may be a way off yet, the couple’s relationship isn’t short of romance.

Revealing how they spend date nights, he said: “Occasionally, I’ll go for a little wine and some tapas with my partner, who I like to call Fruitcake.”

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Fred Sirieix is set to make fiancée Fruitcake his wife next year (Credit: Channel 4)

What is Fred Sirieix doing for his stag do?

Speaking exclusively to ED!, Fred’s pal Gino D’Acampo said his stag would be a boozy one.

The Family Fortunes host revealed he is organising the party, while their mate Gordon Ramsay is sorting the food.

He joked: “I’ll tell you about my plan. The day after, nobody remembers anything so no one like you can ask us any questions.

“The secret of a good stag night is no one remembers anything the day after.”

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Gina D’Acampo is organising Fred’s stag do (Credit: ITV)

Does he have children?

Fred has two children from a previous relationship, 16-year-old Andrea and 11-year-old Lucien.

His daughter Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix is a diver going for Olympic glory.

Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix is the youngest diver on Team GB and, so far, she’s made it through to the semi-finals.

Proud dad Fred tweeted: “Well done for making the semi final mon [duck emoji]. So proud of you.”

At the end of last year, Andrea won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2020.

She beat tough competition from footballer Jude Bellingham and Paralympic skier Neil Simpson in the running for the title.

During an interview with Closer magazine, Fred opened up about the joys of fatherhood.

He said: “Happiness is hearing your kids tell you that they love you.

“Having dinner with friends and enjoying it with a nice bottle of wine. These are the things that really nice ways of achieving joie de vivre.”

When is Fred back on the box?

The lovely Fred is back on our screens tonight (August 4).

Catch him in Remarkable Places to Eat on BBC Two at 8pm.

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