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.”