I'm A Celebrity 2017 line-up: Who is Rebekah Vardy? Who is Jamie Vardy's wife?

I'm A Celebrity 2017 line-up: Who is Rebekah Vardy? Who is Jamie Vardy's wife?

Rebekah was seen touching down in Brisbane Airport over the weekend as she prepared to enter the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!



The star is thought to be the last celebrity arriving for the new series of the ITV show. 

Speaking about her upcoming stint in the celebrity camp, she boldly said to the Mirror: “I’m excited, it’s gonna be great. Am I scared of anything? Not at all.” 

Rebekah is set to be leaving her family and husband back in the UK because he’s in the middle of the football season at the moment.  

Rebekah Vardy – born Rebekah Nicholson – is the wife of England and Leicester City football player Jamie Vardy.

The 35-year-old first met her husband-to-be when she was hired to organise his birthday party back in 2014.

Following a two-year relationship, Rebekah and Jamie, 30, got married in 2016.

They tied the knot at lavish ceremony held at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire last year. 

Rebekah is a mother-of-four to daughter Sofie who was born in 2014 and 10-month-old Finley with Jamie.

Jamie posted about the birth of Finlay back in January, writing on Twitter: “Over the moon to announce the arrival of our gorgeous little boy on Sunday evening! Mummy and baby doing great!@RebekahVardy #blessed.”

I’M A CELEBRITY 2017 LINE-UP

Rebekah Vardy is joining I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!TIM MERRY • GETTY

Rebekah Vardy is joining I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

She also has two children – 11-year-old Megan and six-year-old Taylor – from previous relationships.

Footballer Jamie has five-year-old daughter Ella from his relationship with Emma Daggett. 

She has previously shared cute snaps of her children on social media, showing life in the Vardy household.

The family lives in Lincolnshire with eight bedrooms and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by growing their own fruit and vegetables.

Speaking about home life, she told The Sun: “Our lives are quite boring. We play with Sofia, watch films and to relax, Jamie plays snooker.”

He previous relationships include Mark Godden, who she was married to as a teenager and subsequently divorced.

Rebekah Vardy and Leicester City footballer husband Jamie VardyGETTY

Rebekah Vardy and Leicester City footballer husband Jamie Vardy

Peter Andre was also one of her former flings after the pair had romp at a hotel in Buckinghamshire back in 2001 amid the breakdown of her marriage. 

Three years later she went on to tell The News of the World: “He had great muscles and I thought he’d be a great lover. He was the worst lover I have ever had.” She went on to add: “He didn’t even attempt to satisfy me.”

Rebekah has hit the headlines previously after speaking out about death threats from online Twitter trolls, which forced her to go to the police.

Appearing on ITV’s lunchtime chat show Loose Women, she recounted the horrific internet abuse she received following Finley’s birth.

“They wished still birth on him, really disgusting stuff. It is the minority of people [though],” she explained, before going on to comment about the death threats: “I had someone try to run me off the road the other day.”

Rebekah Vardy is married to Leicester City footballer Jamie VardyGETTY

Rebekah Vardy is married to Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy

I had someone try to run me off the road the other day

Rebekah Vardy

She added: “I’ve always got security, you never know. You can never take things for granted and you never know if that person will follow through [with their plans].”

Rebekah is patron to special needs school the Dorothy Goodman Academy and an ambassador for child protection charity Enough Abuse UK as well as mental health organisation Young Minds UK.

She’s also spoken about dealing with postpartum depression, saying: “It’s a really taboo subject post natal depression there’s a stigma they think it doesn’t exist – it was after my second child. I couldn’t get out of bed its very much real.” 

The star – who has a column in OK! magazine – broke her silence publicly on being sexually abused as a teenager back in October this year and said it caused her to leave home at the age of 16.

“It was someone quite close to me but not a member of my family. I had conversations with numerous members of my family about it but they persuaded not to take it any further,” she said to the Loose Women.

She added: “They said it would not be beneficial to report it. I didn’t tell anyone outside the family about it.”

There are 10 stars taking part in I’m A Celebrity 2017 this year with all of them getting spotted touching down in Australia over the last couple of days. 

Rebekah along with Amir Khan, Georgia Toffolo, Jack Maynard, Shappi Khorsandi, Vanessa White, Dennis Wise, Stanley Johnson, Jennie McAlpine and Jamie Lomas have are going to be appearing on the ITV show.   

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will be starting at 9pm on Sunday (November, 19) and is set to run for the following three weeks. 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! airs on ITV this Sunday at 9pm.

Published at Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:10:00 +0000

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