Grant Denyer shocks as he reveals his marriage began as affair

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Grant Denyer shocked fans on Sunday night after revealing his marriage to now-wife Chezzi began while she was married to someone else.

The 43-year-old was talking about how they met when he stunned fans with his revelation.

Grant Denyer shocked fans after revealing his marriage to now-wife Chezzi began while she was married to someone else. Photo: Instagram/Chezzi Denyer
Grant Denyer shocked fans after revealing his marriage to now-wife Chezzi began while she was married to someone else. Photo: Instagram/Chezzi Denyer

"She worked on Sunrise," he said. "She was my producer. We didn't like each other. We hated each other.

"She was really pushy. And I was pretty arrogant, so we didn't like one another at all."

However, things changed after a very simple, but magic moment between the pair.

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"And then one day... It was so weird," Grant said. "One day we just brushed hands. And I just felt a tingle from my head to my toe. Just this massive feeling.

"I was like, 'I can't live without this woman.' It was just a sensory overload that I couldn't deal with or explain. It was a level of love that just blindsided me."

He then revealed that Chezzi was married and he was also with someone at the time.

Grant revealed that Chezzi was his producer on Sunrise and when news of their relationship was leaked, she was fired from the show. Photo: Instagram/Grant Denyer
Grant revealed that Chezzi was his producer on Sunrise and when news of their relationship was leaked, she was fired from the show. Photo: Instagram/Grant Denyer

"It was a little bit tricky. Unfortunately, we were both sort of with partners at the time. It was so confusing and there was people's hearts involved. And she was married," he admitted.

News of the pair's affair soon leaked and Chezzi lost her job as a result, while Grant continued working as the show's weatherman.

"Sunrise is a family show, everyone talks about their family all the time. It made something that was already difficult very complex.

"It leaked out of our office. Intentionally, I think. And things were being written then."

"Got to a point where they actually marched her out of the building. I was like, 'Oh, this is all collapsing.' Yeah, she sacrificed a lot," he said.

Grant and Chezzi were married in 2010 and share two daughters, Sailor, eight, and Scout, four. Chezzi is currently pregnant with the pair's third baby. Instagram/Grant Denyer
Grant and Chezzi were married in 2010 and share two daughters, Sailor, eight, and Scout, four. Chezzi is currently pregnant with the pair's third baby. Instagram/Grant Denyer

Fans were left unimpressed that Chezzi was the one who lost her job in the situation with former Australia's Next Top Model star Simone Holtznagel writing, "Interesting that it was the woman who lost her job in that situation... just... saying."

She also added, "I absolutely love and respect Grant, it is not his fault that it happened that way but it just shows how f***ed work place politics goes towards women, in any industry."

"So she gets fired and grant's job is perfectly safe?" one viewer wrote.

"I would not give up my career for a man. Sorry not sorry," another added.

Some fans were left annoyed that Chezzi was the one who lost her job in the situation. Photo: Twitter
Some fans were left annoyed that Chezzi was the one who lost her job in the situation. Photo: Twitter

"I don't think I can look at Grant Denyer the same again after that conversation," someone else wrote.

However, some viewers thought it was a romantic tale.

"Grant and Chezzi's love story deserves its own show or something," one viewer wrote. "I wasn't expecting that!

"It's also nice to hear a guy talk about his experiences falling in love, even though the circumstances weren't favourable and Chezzi got the boot."

Grant and Chezzi were married in 2010 and share two daughters, Sailor, eight, and Scout, four. Chezzi is currently pregnant with the pair's third baby.

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