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Jacqueline Jossa: Life, Career and Family Troubles of the Popular English Actress

Jacqueline Jossa

Jacqueline Jossa is an English actress who is best known for being the winner of the 2019 edition of the nineteenth season of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! She is also very famous for her portrayal of Lauren Branning on the famous BBC soap opera EastEnders between 2010 and 2018. Jacqueline Jossa got her big break in 2010 when she was cast in the role of Lauren Branning in EastEnders. She appeared in spin-off show Lauren’s Diaries from  2010-2011, while also winning the Best Newcomer category at the National Television Awards in 2012 and Best Actress at the 2013 Inside Soap Awards. In 2017, she announced she would be leaving the show, with her final scenes airing in February 2018. Let’s find out more about this popular and charismatic star.

Jacqueline Jossa: All You Need to Know

When was Jacqueline Jossa born?

Jacqueline Jossa was born on October 29th 1992 in Bexley. She trained at D&B Theatre School in Bromley, followed by the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has one older sister, Katrina. Two of Jacqueline Jossa’s elder brothers passed away in their infancy. Jacqueline Jossa also has a celebrity cousin in former EastEnders star Megan Jossa. 

Jacqueline Jossa: Acting Career

In 2010, Jacqueline Jossa was cast for the role of Lauren Branning on EastEnders. Jacqueline Jossa was thrilled with that offer as she had always been a fan of the show. Her first appearance was on September 27th 2010. Jacqueline Jossa also appeared in Lauren’s internet spin-off series, Lauren’s Diaries. The show ran for two seasons between 2010 and 2011. She also appeared as a panelist on the popular BBC comedy panel show, Sweat the Small Stuff. 

In September 2017, it was revealed that Jossa would be leaving EastEnders after seven years alongside on-screen sister, Lorna Fitzgerald. Their exit was a decision made by the new temporary producer John Yorke. As per a statement released by the spokesperson of the show: “We can confirm that Jacqueline and Lorna will be leaving EastEnders. They have both been wonderful to work with and we wish them all the best for the future”. Jacqueline Jossa’s final scenes on the show aired on 16 February 2018.

In November 2019, Jacqueline Jossa appeared as a contestant on the nineteenth series of the 3-week ITV reality TV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. Jacqueline Jossa ended up winning the show and was awarded the title of “Queen of the Jungle”.

Jacqueline Jossa: The Queen of the Jungle

Jacqueline Jossa won I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! In 2019. The ex-EastEnders actress rose in popularity after she played the role of Lauren Branning for eight years in the popular BBC soap. More recently, she has faced some problems in her personal life.

She is married to former The Only Way Is Essex star Dan Osborne, and the couple have two young daughters together.

Before she entered the jungle, the 27-year-old admitted it would be tough being away from her “close-knit” family, but her time in the jungle was marred with tears and allegations Osborne had cheated on her.

The ex-Eastenders actress, who played Laura Branning on the long-running soap, is known for her tumultuous marriage to former TOWIE star Dan Osborne.

Jacqueline has been married to Dan for a number of years now and the couple have two children together, but their relationship has been consistently hit by cheating allegations.

Who is Dan Osborne?

The 28-year-old is known for appearing on The Only Way is Essex from 2013 to 2015.

In 2018, he was a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother, where he finished in third place.

Before his TV breakthrough. Dan Osborne was a model, and is now a tattoo artist, owning a tattoo parlour Ink Paradise in Kent with his brother Ryan.

What is Dan Osborne’s relationship with Jacqueline Jossa?

Jacqueline Jossa (left) with husband Dan Osborne (right)

Dan first started seeing Jacqueline Jossa in 2014 and they got engaged in 2015. The pair then went on to tie the knot on June, 24 2017. But married life hasn’t been easy for the pair, and they’ve briefly parted ways several times since becoming husband and wife.

What are the cheating allegations on Dan Osborne?

In 2018, Osborne was hit with cheating claims when he was linked to Love Island’s Gabby Allen. Both stars vehemently denied the allegations. Rumours started to swirl about Dan’s infidelity after Love Island star Marcel Somerville accused Gabby of cheating on him with Dan, claims which the Love Island star denied.

While Dan Osborne and Jacqueline Jossa did split in May 2018, they said it was over Dan’s work commitments, which saw him spending time in Marbella at a fitness bootcamp with Calum Best, Stephanie Davis and Gabby Allen.

Allen and Osborne then appeared on Celebrity Big Brother together later that year.

Before entering the Big Brother house, he admitted that he and Jacqueline were working on rebuilding their relationship.

While on the show, fellow housemate Natalie Nunn confronted Gabby about the rumours, which she denied.

Gabby was quoted as saying: ‘Dan is married and has been ever since I’ve known him and they were still together when I met him.’

He just had a baby seven weeks ago. I spoke to his wife [Jacqueline Jossa] and everything. I said to her: “I just want to let you know, nothing happened.”‘

Dan and Jacqueline split again after the TOWIE star had been in the Celebrity Big Brother house with Allen – however they later got back together.

During 2019, more rumours surfaced which claimed that Dan had got close to Love Island star Alexandra Cane at a party in Manchester.

Both parties denied the claims. Dan Osborne released a video on Instagram that denied the allegations.

But then in May, Dan admitted that the couple were “losing [their] friendship” after he was again forced to deny cheating rumours when he was photographed looking close to a female friend in Los Angeles over the Easter weekend.

However Jacqueline Jossa appeared to put the rumours to bed shortly afterwards when she confirmed on Instagram they were back together.

But yet more cheating allegations surfaced while Jacqueline was in the jungle, with American TV star Natalie Nunn claiming she slept with Dan in September 2018.

Model Chloe Ayling said that she and Natalie Nunn spent a night together with Dan in a hotel room after a drunken night following a night of partying in central London.

After denying being unfaithful, Dan issued a public apology to Jacqueline Jossa on Instagram in which he said his “mistakes” had “almost cost [him his] family” and vowed to “spend the rest of [his] life being the best husband and dad.”

“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,” he wrote.

“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.

“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.”

Natalie Nunn has since stood by her claims, saying the story that Chloe told was true despite Dan’s denials. Dan Osborne’s representatives refused to comment on the issue.

Who are the children of Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne?

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne with their children

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne have two daughters, four-year-old Ella and one-year-old Mia. Jacqueline Jossa has also become the stepmother of Teddy, who is the son of Dan Osborne from a previous relationship.

What did Jacqueline Jossa say about going into the jungle?

Jacqueline Jossa said that it will be “really hard” to leave her young family behind, saying it is the “long she has been away from them,” adding that she will “miss them all terribly.”

She also admitted to being scared of spiders, saying “they are the worst.”

Before she went into the jungle, she said she expected her former co-stars to be surprised she was taking part.

Jacqueline Jossa didn’t feel that her co-stars respected her: “I think people think I am a pushover or a doormat.

“I also think some people pity me. I want to show I am fine, I am up for a laugh and that I will go for it and try my best.”

But she did say that the hardest part would be being herself and not playing a role, before admitting she didn’t like “creatures”.

“This is one of those shows where you come out feeling proud of what you have done,” she said. “If doing this programme opens doors for me then that would be so exciting.”

How did Jacqueline Jossa meet Dan Osborne?

The pair met in 2013 at an awards ceremony – as UK telly stars are one to do – and reportedly started dating soon after they met. After Dan went on a date with Ferne McCann, Jacqueline tweeted in November 2013: ‘Guys leave @DannyO alone, he’s single and can do what he wants.

Did Lauren die in EastEnders?

While Jacqueline Jossa’s character of Lauren was never killed off, she had a very dramatic return to Albert Square and her departure was even more dramatic. She left the show for the first time with Peter Beale (played by Ben Hardy). He was the father of her then unborn son Louie.

Who is Jacqueline from the jungle?

Jacqueline Jossa on the set of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

Jacqueline Jossa won I’m A Celebrity 2019 by beating fellow finalist Andy Whyment after spending a brutal three weeks in the jungle. The former EastEnders actress, 27, broke down in tears as she stormed to victory, before sharing a passionate kiss and cuddle with cheating husband Dan Osborne, 28.

What did Myles say to Jacqueline?

“I told her, ‘I’m only telling you because you’re already a sister to me’. If it was the other way, I’d want to know. “I also went on to tell her that, at the end of the day, I’m not a spiteful person. I didn’t want any of this coming out in public,” he continued.

Will Jacqueline Jossa return to EastEnders?

She’s not dead yet. ‘ Fans took to Twitter to share their delight at a possible comeback, with one writing: ‘Lauren Branning’s possible return to EastEnders is the best thing I’ve heard all day!” While another said: ‘Jac Jossa making a return to EastEnders would make my year!

Is Lauren coming back to EastEnders?

Lauren Branning’s ex Peter Beale returned to EastEnders last week for the explosive anniversary episodes. He had been living in New Zealand with Lauren after she left the Square in 2018 to give things another go with him. … A third tweeted: “Lauren will return one day, and her and Peter will be together again.”

What happened between Jacqueline and Dan?

The cheating allegations made by Natalie Nunn and Chloe Ayling caused Jacqueline Jossa, who married Dan Osborne in 2017, to remove her wedding ring and threaten to quit. ITV bosses dramatically axed an early reunion on I’m A Celeb between Dan and Jacqueline Jossa amid fears she would break down in tears. According to an inside source speaking about the issue: “The visit would have been really awkward for her.

How much is Jacqueline Jossa getting paid for the jungle?

You might be surprised by just how little – or how much – some of the celebrities earn from their stint in the jungle. A TV insider confessed to The Sun that ITV bosses have splurged over £1.4 million on the 2019 line-up and while Kate Garraway and Jacqueline Jossa have reportedly agreed on £75,000 for their fees.

So that was a brief glimpse of the glamorous but slightly tumultuous life and career of actress Jacqueline Jossa. The winner of the 2019 version of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here has been through a lot of trouble in her personal life because of her husband Dan Osborne’s philandering ways. Here is wishing the former EastEnders star a more stable and peaceful family life in the future.

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