Kate Garraway “simply refuses” to let husband Derek Draper go, Lorraine Kelly has revealed.
He has now been in hospital for an entire year.
What did Lorraine say about Kate Garraway?
Writing in The Sun, Lorraine praised Kate’s “grace, dignity and bravery”.
She said: “He’s been at death’s door and remains with us thanks to the skills of the medics treating him. But I am convinced it’s also because Kate simply refuses to let him go.”
Lorraine commented that Kate has been unable to visit Derek since Christmas.
However, she “messages Derek for hours” on her iPad and “stops him from despairing” by telling him that he’ll be home “soon”.
He’s been at death’s door and remains with us thanks to the skills of the medics treating him. But I am convinced it’s also because Kate simply refuses to let him go.
Lorraine said Kate also reassures her husband that “everything will be all right”.
“Kate has been truly astonishing in her courage and tenacity. She remains positive and hopeful that one day Derek will come out of hospital and be back home where he belongs as friends and family help him to recover,” Lorraine added.
Kate’s brave face
Lorraine also said that selfless Kate puts on a brave face for the sake of her work colleagues on Good Morning Britain.
She revealed: “When she comes into work she takes a deep breath, puts on her professional smile and makes it easier for the rest of us who sometimes struggle to find the words to express our sadness at what she is having to go through.”
Kate Garraway’s love for husband Derek Draper
Speaking about her recent Finding Derek documentary, Lorraine said she relished seeing the love Kate has for Derek play out on screen.
The couple married in 2005 and are parents to daughter Darcey and son William.
She added that we can “never underestimate the power of love”.
And she said it’s that which will “get us through”.
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