Celebrity Gogglebox has returned to our televisions, with Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon among the star-studded cast – but are the couple married?
Since appearing on the popular reality show, audiences have warmed to the couple’s level-headed and laid-back relationship.
However, the couple’s partnership has also fallen under scrutiny from the general public. With many questioning the marital status of the celebrity romance.
Are Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash married? Let’s take a look at the development of the couple’s relationship, as well as their careers and the reality show that brought them together.
Who is Stacey Solomon?
Stacey Solomon is a thirty-year-old singer and television personality. Solomon would begin her path to stardom in 2009. When she auditioned for the sixth series of The X-Factor, performing the song ‘What a Wonderful World.’
Stacey became one of twelve contestants to advance to the live shows, where she was mentored by former judge, Dannii Minogue. Throughout the competition, Solomon sung hits by Coldplay, Dusty Springfield and Queen.
Solomon proved herself a talented and popular contestant on the show. Receiving repeated praise from the judges and remaining a firm fan favourite until the X-Factor finals. Unfortunately, Solomon did not go on to win the series. Coming in third behind Olly Murs and Joe McElderry.
But this did not hinder Stacey’s career! In 2011 Solomon began working on her debut album, which was slated for a 2012 release. However, the album’s release was delayed, with it being reported that Solomon was in a bidding war with various record labels. Stacey would eventually release her debut album ‘Shy’ in 2015.
Beyond her music career, Stacey Solomon has also become a prolific television personality. Since 2011, Solomon has appeared in a variety on British television shows, from The Jump to The Crystal Maze. Stacey has also made several appearances on the popular panel show Loose Women. Recently Solomon announced that she would be joining the show as a regular panellist.
Solomon has three children, having her first son when she was only seventeen-years-old. Her youngest child, Rex, is the child she shares with Swash.
Who is Joe Swash?
Joe Swash is a thirty-eight-year-old actor and television personality. Swash began his acting career at the age of seven when he appeared in an advert for Andrex tissue paper. From there, Joe would go on to appear in minor roles in shows such as Casualty, The South Bank Show and The Bill.
In 2003, Joe Swash obtained the role of Mickey Miller in the popular soap opera, Eastenders. The character proved immediately popular with viewers, prompting producers to extend Swash’s role on the show. Joe would play the role until 2008, with the character’s departure from Albert Square. In 2011, he returned to the show for a two-episode arc.
Since then Swash has acted primarily in pantomime. He is now a prominent figure on British television, appearing in shows such as Hole in the Wall and Dancing on Ice.
It is surprising that the couple met at all, especially when concerning their very different career paths. But, there is one show that the two celebrities have in common.
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon – Jungle Royalty!
In 2008, Swash would join the cast of the eighth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Joe would prove popular with audiences, eventually going on the win the season and being crowned ‘King of the Jungle’.
After his success on the show, Swash would go on to present the spin-off show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here NOW! Swash would also return to the show to crown the subsequent winners of the series – winners like Stacey Solomon!
Stacey would appear on the shows tenth series in 2010. Where she entered the jungle with personalties such as Gillian McKeith and Shaun Ryder. Solomon’s bubbly character won the hearts of the public and she went on to be crowned ‘Queen of the Jungle’. Swash even placed the crown on her head!
In 2016, Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash eventually opened up about their blossoming relationship. Admitting that they had met while working together on the popular reality show. Making them jungle royalty, through and through!
But Are Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash Married?
Since Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash made their relationship public, many have questioned whether the couple are married or just simply living together? In 2019, speculation concerning the couple’s marital status reached new heights.
In November of last year, the Solomon/Swash family went to the Maldives on vacation. During this time, Solomon uploaded a picture to her Instagram, showing the family posing together on a white-sanded beach.
In the picture, Solomon’s three sons can be seen wearing formal wear, which looks uncomfortable and mismatched to the tropical setting. Solomon and Swash also seem to be wearing colour coordinated outfits, with both parents sporting the same dark shade of blue. But there’s more!
Joe Swash Seen Wearing Ring!
Solomon’s followers also noticed that Joe Swash was wearing a plain gold band on his ring finger. Immediately sparking rumours about the couple’s relationship and their decision to go on holiday so late in the year.
Many believed that the couple had taken to the Maldives to marry in secret. Solomon immediately took to her social media to dispel the rumours:
“We just need to clear this up, I didn’t realise while we were away that lots of people had messaged and commented that they thought that we had got married […] We wouldn’t secretly get married anyway as I would be so over the moon about it that I would be telling everyone […] I don’t even think you can get married in the Maldives unless you are Maldivian?”
Stacey then went on to clarify why Swash was wearing the ring:
“Joe’s rings are not wedding rings…they’re my dad’s rings, he passed away when I was a kid and I wear them for good luck.”
So Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash have no intention of marrying, at least for now. But the couple is still together and happy in their relationship. And who knows, maybe the king and queen of the jungle will tie the knot in the near future!
What Are They Up To Now?
Like everyone in the U.K, Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are currently living through the restrictions of lockdown. However, the couple did recently re-appear on our screens in the second series of Celebrity Gogglebox – alongside a whole host of British talent from Emilia Fox, to new fan favourites Babatunde Aleshe and Mo Gilligan.
The first and second series of the show is now available to watch on All4. Are you happy for Stacey and Joe? Let us know in the comments below, about your favourite moments with the celebrity couple!