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 is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on womanandhome.com.