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My Kitchen Rules – Mel and James Marriage Is Fine

Controversial Tasmanian couple Mel and James have hit out at rumours there marriage is in trouble in this week’s TV WEEK.

The article states:
Despite one weekly magazine recently suggesting her relationship with husband James was in “in crisis”, Tassie’s Melanie insists that nothing could be further from the truth.

“James and I are incredibly happily married and are going to Singapore soon to celebrate our second wedding anniversary,” she tells TV Week. “Things are great [with us] – I promise!”

So what did Melanie, 37, think when she saw the salacious front-page headline? “I was quite surprised but I just laughed,” she says.

“There’s nothing you can do about that kind of stuff, but it doesn’t worry me in the least. James and I got home and had a good joke about it. The kids weren’t upset by it either, because they see us together every day. They know that we’re not in crisis.”

James adds: ” If anything, the show has made our marriage stronger. At no time was our marriage under threat because of what we went through on MKR – or after it. We spent so much time together on the show, and that really solidifies your relationship even more.”

Melanie does admit, however, to having regrets about referring to James as a “good boy” on the cooking competition – something fans slammed as patronising in internet chatter.

“I was unwell that day and didn’t know what I was talking about,” she says. “But it did sound awful. I certainly don’t treat him like that at home.”

James add: “It’s a bit disappointing to know that some people see her as being bossy and me as being henpecked. Nothing like that exists in our real relationship.”


1 Jasmin { 03.21.11 at 5:52 pm }

I notice she didn’t deny that she tells him to ‘sit’, ‘fetch’ or ‘roll over’ when they’re at home though… Lol. :)

2 Wurstsemmel { 03.21.11 at 8:55 pm }

I think, when people are under pressure, you often see more what’s real. I think their relationship may possibly be as it’s portrayed but they might be perfectly happy with that.

3 smauge { 03.21.11 at 10:01 pm }

oh please!

4 davsimp { 03.22.11 at 1:57 am }

PHEW!! Thank christ their relationship is ok. I was having sleepless nights worrying about the poor devils. Nice to know I can rest easy now.

5 smauge { 03.22.11 at 7:19 am }

They deserve each other.

6 Reality Raver { 03.22.11 at 11:33 am }

I think over all on the show Ann-Maree and Nick’s relationship is starting to look the worst.

7 sourkraut { 03.22.11 at 1:42 pm }


8 smauge { 03.22.11 at 1:56 pm }

I think I read somewhere that Anne Marie and Nick said their marraige had suffered while on the show. Doesn’t anyone else remember seeing that somewhere?

9 Reality Raver { 03.22.11 at 2:28 pm }
10 brain dead dave { 03.23.11 at 12:14 am }

Mel will get tired of James…just like Jacko did with Bubbles.

11 Culinary Boner { 03.24.11 at 11:46 am }

BDD, Jacko and Bubbles…lol.
I wonder how James is coping with being back in the cupboard beneath the stairs.

12 smauge { 03.25.11 at 7:36 am }

LMAO Boner!