England star Jarrod Bowen and Love Island's Dani Dyer's love story from Essex pub to Euros flights

Jarrod Bowen with partner Dani Dyer in Germany
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Essex is home to plenty of celebrities and includes loved-up couple Jarrod Bowen and Dani Dyer. West Ham United legend Bowen is currently in Germany with England hoping to achieve success at Euro 2024.

But the couple spend a large amount of their time together in Essex and Dani recently admitted to finding it difficult having her partner away overseas. She told her Instagram story on Monday (July 8) that it was "tough" being away from him.

Dani, son to famous TV star Danny, made a name for himself on Love Island and she went public with her relationship with her footballer boyfriend in December 2021. Since then they've appeared loved-up on social media ever since.

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The couple now share twin daughters together and Dani's said before that she "can't stop smiling" around her gorgeous family. We've taken a look at their sweet romance from how they met to their Essex home.

Where it began

Rumours of a romance began to swirl when Jarrod was spotted leaving the reality star's home in Essex in October 2021 wearing a grey hoodie and driving off in his Mercedes. After Jarrod was seen leaving her house, she emerged wearing her workout gear sometime later.

The next month, Dani shared a glimpse of her romantic hotel getaway with the footballer. According to The Mirror, she was treated to a stunning bouquet of red roses as they pair arrived at the luxury hotel, and they kicked off their stay by sipping on some champagne.

Jarrod had already got the seal of approval from dad and TV hardman Danny who was calling him a "lovely guy". They finally went public at the end of 2021.

Family life

Dani shocked fans at the beginning of 2023 when she and Jarrod announced they were expecting twins. On May 25, the new mum shared the happy news that she gave birth with an adorable snap of her new arrivals.

The twins were snapped cuddling up together in their hospital crib as the wore matching hats and outfits. She later revealed the couple chose to name their babies Summer and Star.

When asked by a fan how they came up with the names, Dani explained Star had been a precious name to her since childhood. Jarrod had always liked the name Summer, and so it was an "easy decision". The TV personality already shares two-year-old Santiago with her criminal ex-boyfriend Sammy Kimmence.

Dani Dyer, Partner of West Ham United's Jarred Bowen is seen on the pitch following the Premier League match between West Ham United and Luton Town
Dani Dyer, Partner of West Ham United's Jarred Bowen is seen on the pitch following the Premier League match between West Ham United and Luton Town -Credit:Getty Images

The family can sometimes be spotted at the Dog and Pickle pub in Ongar. The couple previously praised the pub for its food, with Dani captioning the visit on her Instagram page with "Sundays" and two heart emojis.

Gushing over him, Dani recently said: "He [Jarrod] is always so good, when he came into our lives Santi was just eight months and I knew then that he was the one. I want to be as chilled as Jarrod, he's so laid back and I think that works because I worry and he's not like that at all."

X-rated football chant

Bowen, who moved from Hull City to West Ham for around £22 million in February 2020, became a club legend when he scored the winning goal to help the Hammers win the Europa Conference League. Embedding himself into West Ham legendary status, the fans have been quick to come up with a chant on the terraces for him.

The chant, sung to the tune of Freed From Desire, is rather x-rated and involves Dani Dyer and Jarrod's intimate life. But that doesn't seem to disappoint dad and life-long Hammers fan Danny Dyer.

"There is a chant, which I think is quite sweet," said Dyer during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show. "When he scores, and he does score a lot, [the fans chant]: ‘Bowen’s on fire and he’s s***ing Dani Dyer!’. I’ve been over there when they’re singing it, jumping around. Is that wrong?"

After the win, Dani shared a gushing tribute to her beau as she watched at home on TV as he delighted Hammers across the country with his important goal. "So proud," Dani captioned the shot of her TV, alongside a crying-face emoji and trio of love hearts.

Flights to Germany to watch Bowen

Since Jarrod has been out in Germany with England, Dani has been flying across as frequently as possible to spend time with him. The Love Island star travelled with her children to watch Jarrod's recent games and revealed it was 'hard travelling with little ones' but added it was 'worth it'.

Dani Dyer, partner of England's Jarrod Bowen (left), following the UEFA Euro 2024 Group C match at the Cologne Stadium in Cologne
Dani Dyer, partner of England's Jarrod Bowen (left), following the UEFA Euro 2024 Group C match at the Cologne Stadium in Cologne -Credit:PA

When recently asked how she and her twins had coped with the flying to see Bowe, she responded: "I'm exhausted now haha but it's all worth it & I've been flying backwards and forwards. Sometimes I've taken kids & others just gone on my own.

"It is hard travelling with the little ones it's all the stuff you need and they didn't nap once when travelling. (they are terrible at napping outdoors) but other than that it's been okay with them and they got to see Jarrod which was lovely."

She added: "It has been tough... I'm a needy girlfriend currently and looking forward to having him back and giving him the kids."