BBC Radio 1 host Greg James has opened up about how his relationship with wife Bella Mackie has been affected by lockdown.
The couple married back in 2018, and the DJ has admitted that the current situation has "unlocked a new level of a relationship" for the pair.
"I've had a really nice time with my wife, Bella," he told Metro.
"It's sort of unlocked a new level of a relationship… because you're with each other for a long time and you realise – you really realise – why you got together in the first place, because you really get on, and you really love each other, and you really like each other's company.
"So we've had a great time and I've not been able to run around so much and do a million things, so that's been really helpful, to just spend a bit more time at home."
He continued: "I've enjoyed sort of doing a bit less running around, but I've been able to actually concentrate on the show that more and come up with more ideas and we've been writing our new kids book and stuff so I've been trying to keep myself busy, so that I don't fall into despair about the state of the world!"
Bella recently candidly spoke out about suffering a miscarriage last year and the effect it had on her mental health.
"It was a surprise and only lasted for about three weeks; it could barely be called a miscarriage," she said in a piece for The Times.
"But even in that brief window my mental health plummeted dramatically. I started having constant intrusive thoughts, my OCD roared back and I couldn't stop crying. The intensity and speed of my deterioration shocked me.
"When I was no longer pregnant, when it was all over and my mood started to creep back up to an acceptable level, the baby thought was no longer warm and fuzzy. It was terrifying."
We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.
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