James Martin responds to stories about his plans for marriage and kids

James Martin and his partner of seven years, Louise Davies, have been together for seven years, and now, he's commented on speculation that the pair won't be tying the knot any time soon.

Appearing to respond to an article currently circulating online, the popular chef dismissed claims made about his ideas of marriage with his partner.

On his Twitter account, he wrote, 'Oh and thanks for another Sunday newspaper for making up another story, twice in a week is great work.'

In the article, James allegedly revealed that he isn't keen on a big, lavish wedding day if he and Louise do ever get married - mainly because of the extravagant cost.

He said, "No, it doesn’t interest me in the slightest, mainly because I’ve catered for so many weddings, really.

"I admire people who do it, that’s fine, but I’m quite happy. I don’t need to spend £60,000 on a day, no, I’m more than happy, thanks."

Instead, James reportedly confessed that he'd far rather spend his hard-earned money on his cars - one of his biggest passions in life. In fact, he owns a few vintage motors - including a 1948 Maserati, a vintage Chevrolet, and two former Formula One cars.

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James Martin also allegedly opened up about the possibility of kids with his PR professional girlfriend - firmly confirming that it's not something that is in their future.

He is reported to have said, "I go round to my mate’s house, who has four kids, and realise that I don’t want them after about two minutes.

"Kids are great, but it’s just no, not for me. You sacrifice so much in this work and the job and everything else. Never, no."

James and Louise do indeed keep their relationship relatively private - with the chef only recently opening up about her. Speaking about why he chooses to keep their relationship out of the public eye, he has previously admitted, "I always keep my public and private life separate.”

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he continued, “I’ve met some mega-famous people who’ve told me, ‘If you open that up, you’ve no where to go."

"One very high-profile person said, 'Build big gates at home for peace of mind’ and I did, so when I go back home that’s my time.”

“Why does your private life have to be part of your career?"

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.