Monday 20 August 2018

'We're a team - I couldn't do what I do without Patrick' - Cat Deeley opens up about marriage to Patrick Kielty

Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and TV personality Cat Deeley arrive at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Comedian Patrick Kielty (L) and TV personality Cat Deeley arrive at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Presenter Cat Deeley has opened up about her marriage to Irish comedian and presenter Patrick Kielty .

The 40-year-old star married Kielty (46) five years ago and they currently live in LA with their 18 month old son Milo.

When they first met in 2002 presenting Fame Academy, Kielty also had his own chat show.  These days, however, Deeley's profile is somewhat larger with Emmy nominations for her work on So You Think You Can Dance?

She's also returning to the UK after ten years to present Sky's new talent show Sing It.

Cat Deeley is seen with her husband Patrick Kielty and son Milo in Los Angeles. Picture: Fame Flynet
Cat Deeley is seen with her husband Patrick Kielty and son Milo in Los Angeles. Picture: Fame Flynet

Speaking to The Irish Mail on Sunday, Deeley revealed that Kielty is not fazed by her success.

"I don't think he minds at all," she said.

"Everybody has moments where they're super hot and then they're not. That's the way the entertainment industry works.  The idea is that we're a team and every member of the team is vital.  I couldn't do what I do without him, and he couldn't do what he does without me. 

"Neither of us wants to sacrifice anything to do with our son Milo in order for a career. He comes first for both of us."

(L-R) Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley attend the Children in Need Gala Lunch at The Savoy Hotel on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
(L-R) Patrick Kielty and Cat Deeley attend the Children in Need Gala Lunch at The Savoy Hotel on October 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Earlier this year she revealed she fell for Patrick's sense of humour and confidence.  They had been friends for 10 years before he surprised her at a birthday lunch in 2011.

"I went to lunch and in walked Patrick," she said.  "There was  strange little moment like in the movies when everyone else just seemed to melt away.  We spent the afternoon together just drinking, laughing, talking.  He told me he wanted to be with me forever."

While she is in the UK Patrick remains in LA although Cat admits they have a nanny too as they don't have any family to help out.

And Milo has a jam-packed schedule with sensory classes on Monday, gym on Tuesday and Thursday and swimming on Wednesday and Friday.

However, given their wealth, she is conscious of not spoiling him.

"I might keep my flat in Hampstead in case Milo wants to study in London for example but at the same time I don't want him to get to a point where he's grown up, living in the pool house in the garden and watching endless TV and we subsidise that," she told the publication.

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