Inside Nick Knowles’ rocky love life as he announces he's getting married for the third time | The Sun

NICK Knowles seems to be just as infamous for his whirlwind love life as he is for presenting hit BBC show DIY SOS.

The former I’m A Celebrity star, 60, could finally be set for his happy ever after now he has popped the question to Katie Dadzie, 33.

Nick asked for her hand in marriage last month in the US, where he has been filming.

The couple have been together since 2021 and met when Katie’s daughters befriended Nick’s youngest lad Eddie, eight, at a play centre.

A pal said: “They are so in love and absolutely adore each other. Katie is over the moon that Nick popped the question.”

Katie, aged 33, is 27 years younger than Nick.

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In April, Katie defended the age gap between her and Nick — and revealed they have separate homes.

But she’s by no means the first much-younger lady Nick – who has four children by three different women – has been involved with.

Ever since his second marriage broke down in 2016, he’s had a string of flings with women in their 20s and early 30s, including a TOWIE star.

Nick has previously complained that he finds it hard to make a relationship go the distance.

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“They last six months and start off with me explaining that I work a lot, so will have commitment issues,” he said. “The women involved agree that that is fine, then after a month I get a phone call saying, 'This isn't on.' 


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“After three months, we split up, then get back together. After five, there's another tussle. At six, it's all off.”

We take a look inside Nick’s rocky love life…

Shock affair

Nick married his first wife Gillian in the 90s and they went on to have two children — daughter Tuesday, 25, and son Charlie, 24.

The presenter also has another son, Tyrian-J, 24, from a two-year romance with beauty therapist Paula Beckett-Vass.

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Due to this alleged affair, Nick and Gillian split when the children were toddlers.

Helped co-host through divorce

By 2000, Nick had found love with his City Hospital co-star Suzi Perry – and she quickly moved in with him, after her marriage to model Steve Bullock broke down.

Nick was there to help Suzi deal with the aftermath of Steve's revelations about their sex life, and was at her side when her divorce finally came through at the end of 2002. 

"We were good friends for a long time and then Nick sort of became like a brick wall for me, like this castle I was encased in," Suzi said during their relationship.

“"I have a huge amount of respect for Nick. He's like my dad, strong and wise. I've learned a lot from him professionally, he's a great buddy and we have fun.

"The last few years have been quite messy and hard at times, but I've stuck my head into work. I'm lucky that I've got a strong family. If it hadn't been for them, I'd have struggled a lot more."

However, three years later, and the relationship had fizzled out.

On-off marriage

It was Nick’s second marriage, to Jessica Rose Moor, which has caused him the biggest headache.

Nick and Jessica – who is 26 years his junior – married in 2012, after three years of dating, in an intimate ceremony in Rome in front of 12 guests.

In November 2013, the happy couple opened up an antiques shop and home design consultancy together near their home in Berkshire.

And then two years later, they welcomed Nick’s youngest son Eddie, now eight.

Emmerdale fling

The couple first separated in January 2016 – and Nick went on to have a brief romance with Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten.

Nick wooed Gemma after the pair met at the TV Choice Awards in September – and then later took her out to dinner.

The TV presenter whisked her for a romantic getaway in Edinburgh, but when photos of them emerged, Nick distanced himself.

Gemma later told the Sunday Mirror: "I wish I'd never met Nick as it's haunted me ever since.

"He is quite similar to [Gemma’s other ex] Scott Walker, they are both very egotistical men. It was impossible to be with them."

Bitter divorce

When Jessica was diagnosed with cervical cancer in July that year, Nick rushed back to be by her side and support her, and they gave things another go.

However, their relationship ended for good in December 2016 – and things quickly turned sour, after she made claims over his alleged refusal to pay for their son Eddie's school fees.

She claimed the TV star had gone back on a plan to send the three-year-old to public school.

Posting on Twitter she said: "As all parents can relate, children starting school is an incredibly emotional and happy time.

“I did not submit a submission for Eddie as it has been long agreed by my (soon to be ex) husband that Eddie would be privately educated — a luxury he is in the position to afford, as he has done for all his other children.

“As such, Eddie is enrolled to start private school this September (a school that me and my husband visited and chose together) except that he won’t, as I was advised by my husband’s solicitor that this promise has been withdrawn.”

She added: “To add insult to injury – like many men in his position of wealth and power he has advised he will not pay any legal fees meaning that I cannot afford to fight for our son’s education.

"My husband has also said he will not purchase a house or give a settlement of any kind for us, this is disappointing but not unexpected — some people’s generosity is only present in front of TV cameras.”

Nick furiously denied the allegations — which later disappeared from Jessica's social media feed.

‘Cringey’ dates with TOWIE star

The next person Nick was rumoured to be dating was former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, 43, who, in 2018, claimed that she went on a series of “cringey” dates with the star.

However, Nick tells a different story.

Pascal told The Sun that Nick tried to kiss her before their starter arrived on one of the pair's supposed dates at London's lavish Corinthia Hotel.

She said: “It was clear early on he only had one thing on his mind. He was desperate to get his leg over but he was so forward I found it really off-putting.

“Even when we were having dinner in a posh restaurant he was trying to snog me. He is creepier than a creepy-crawly.”

Pascal claims she met up with Nick on three separate occasions, including dinner at Little House private members’ club and a night out at DSTRKT nightclub.

However, a source close to Nick called Pascal's version of events “bonkers” – but she just hit back that he was having a “mid-life crisis”.

30-year age gap

Soon after, news broke that Nick was dating another woman 30 years his junior – marketing executive Rebecca Kearns.

But, after just eight months, they’d split, with Nick putting it down to him wanting to focus on his son Eddie, who was living with his ex-wife Jessica in the Cotswolds.

He told the Mail: “I'm not into dating, I'm more concerned about spending time with my son in the countryside.”

However, just a few months later, and he was spotted cosying up to PR exec Emily Hallinan – who was 26 at the time.

They dated for a year before they split at the beginning of 2020.

Nick told The Sun, at the time: “There are times in your life when you are with someone, and there are times when you're not. And being single can actually be a very positive thing.

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