Dan Osborne has admitted to “making mistakes” in his relationship with Jacqueline Jossa in a candid interview.
The star, who is married to the former EastEnders actress, told The Sun: “I’ve made mistakes. I’ve done things I shouldn’t have done.”
Over the years, there have been several reports with claims that Dan was unfaithful to Jacqueline, but he has always denied them.
The former TOWIE star, 29, continued: “I’ve made mistakes, yeah. I’ve done things I shouldn’t have done. Me and Jac have spoken about that and she has forgiven me.
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“I know in the past I’ve denied things when they’re not true, then when something has been true, I probably just kept my mouth shut. I was a different person.”
“It seems a cliché to say, but I was a young lad and on TV and stuff. I’m not saying you get big headed, but you get dug out for things anyway and then you’re feeling s**t in yourself.
“And then you get a bit of attention… then things are bad at home, so you go out and get p****d instead of working on fixing things.”
Dan continued: “There have been times where if it were the other way round, I would have left.
“I would have gone, so I’ve said to her ‘I wouldn’t blame you if you left me’. I’ve said that to Jac.
“I’ve said if it was the other way around I’d be gone, it’s not like I’ve been brushing off any mistakes that I’ve made. I’m fully aware of them and I’m aware that it ain’t right.”
Dan also admitted that he’d like to have more children with Jacqueline and renew their vows.
The pair are currently parents to Ella, five, and Mia, two, and they’ve been together for seven years.
Dan was accused of cheating on Jacqueline with Love Island’s Gabby Allen in 2018, which the pair both vehemently denied.
The rumours resurfaced when Jacqueline entered the jungle, alongside Gabby’s ex-boyfriend Myles Stephenson, who later revealed he and Jacqueline discussed the rumours in private while in camp.
The reality star and dad-of-three was also faced with fresh allegations that he was involved in a threesome with his Celebrity Big Brother former housemates Chloe Ayling and Natalie Nunn.
Chloe spoke about a drunken night out which ended in a sexual encounter between the three, but Dan furiously denied the claims.
The star made a lengthy statement on his Instagram page after his wife Jacqueline spoke about the cheating allegations in a candid interview on Lorraine on Monday 16 December, after appearing on and winning I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
The statement shared on Dan’s Instagram page read: “So after weeks, months, years of constant articles & rumours, some true, some very untrue.
“I want to publicly say, I know I have made mistakes, we all do as humans, but I’ve made some that have almost cost me my family.
“I have seriously learnt from these massively, So I want to publicly apologise to my beautiful wife and my family for the mistakes I’ve made.”
He continued: “I am the luckiest man in the world to have what I have with Jacqueline and my 3 incredible children and I will spend the rest of my life being the best husband and dad that I can be.”
Speaking on behalf of him and his I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star wife, he wrote: “Jac, myself and out families are excited for the future, one filled with love and happiness together.
“We truly appreciate everyone that has supported us as a couple, we are ending this year stronger than ever,” he then ended the statement with a red heart emoji. [sic]
Speaking to the show’s host, Lorraine, Jacqueline said the rumours “aren’t new” and that Dan “knows he’s done a lot wrong“, but insisted their marriage is “fine“.
When quizzed on the rumours, Jacqueline, who is currently lapping up the sun in Ibiza, said: “It’s really funny now because we’ve been going through it for two years. This isn’t new for me.
“All the stuff that I knew about isn’t new news to me. It just got brought up again because obviously Myles was with… it just got recuperated. At the same time I was really glad, in a way, because it made me think of stuff while I was in there.
“I was in there for three and a half weeks, no phone, no contact with anyone. You’ve got to think constantly. It just helped me a lot to be in there. To be honest, I want to hit a restart button.
“It’s been two years of me basically giving him [Dan] hell. And it’s not like he’s got away lightly at all.”
She added: “He knows he’s done wrong, he knows he’s done a lot wrong. There’s some stuff that’s absolutely not true. There’s a lot of stuff that being dealt with legal, so I can’t even talk about it. But there’s lots of stuff that’s not true at all.”