Josie Gibson surprises fans by revealing marriage to best friend

Following her earlier declaration of singlehood and the hunt for a partner, This Morning's Josie Gibson revealed she's already in a marital union with her best mate, Mia.

Returning as presenter on This Morning today, side by side with Dermot O'Leary, they engaged in discourse with a guest who chose to marry herself. During the dialogue, Josie disclosed that she and her friend made their vows at a festival.

Despite its non-legality, Josie nostalgically described the ceremony as the show broadcasted pictures from the event. "Everybody turned up, because the night before, I'd invited everybody", she recollected.

"I thought it might be the closest thing I ever have to a wedding."

Her followers might recall her stroll down the aisle with Mia at Camp Bestival in August, 2023, which led Dermot to jocularly interrogate Josie on why she hadn't introduced her pal Mia as her spouse. Dermot facetiously added: "I didn't know! Congratulations!", reports the Mirror.

Earlier reports alleged Josie as "desperate" in her quest for love, especially following This Morning co-host Alison Hammond's blossoming romance with Russian masseur David Putman. The couple, despite their significant age difference, have been happily showcasing their stress-free relationship on social media in recent months.

"Josie desperately wants to find love too, it's all she's ever wanted. She's got her dream job on This Morning but her real hope is to settle down", a source close to the TV star confided to OK! Magazine earlier this year. "She's so happy for Alison and is hoping that this guy is the right one. Seeing Alison happy does make Josie want the same for herself."

Another source chimed in: "Josie would love to double date with Alison and have them both find their happily ever after. They've both had such similar experiences so she's hoping that this is it for Alison and hopefully it will be for her too."

The guest on This Morning 'married herself' -Credit:ITV
The guest on This Morning 'married herself' -Credit:ITV

Josie first became a household name after winning Big Brother in 2010, yet despite her fame, her romantic life has been tumultuous, echoing that of Alison, with a series of unfortunate romances. Post-Big Brother, she was briefly involved with fellow contestant John James Parton.

Her next significant relationship was with a property developer named Terry, father to her son Reggie James, who was born in 2018. Despite a longstanding acquaintance, they split up just five months following their son's birth.

In an interview with New! Magazine, Josie opened up about the distressing end to their relationship, alleging that Terry had evicted her from their home on New Year's Eve following an argument, leaving her and baby Reggie to seek refuge in a hostel.

"He's got OCD and just after Christmas, he went mad about too many of my shoes being in the hallway", she recalled. "So I kicked off and said, 'Well, we'll go then! ' And he went, 'Alright', and bagged up our stuff. So Reggie and me headed to a hotel."

Recently, Josie sparked speculation about a possible romance with Stephen Mulhern when they were spotted holding hands at the BBC Studios. However, the pair have since quashed these rumours, insisting they are just good friends.

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