Strictly presenter Tess Daly has shared a rare, sweet photo of herself with her husband of 15 years, Vernon Kay, on a dinner date in the city.
The adorable selfie shows the parents heading out on a solo date night, to a Mark Hix restaurant in Clerkenwell, London.
Smiling at the camera, the couple seem thrilled to be out and about together. The star also revealed that she’d opted for a delicious dinner of fish and chips – the perfect way to celebrate the hot weather!
48-year-old Tess captioned the sweet picture, ‘Delicious dinner at @markehix restaurant in Clerkenwell last night (THE best fish and chips served with mushy peas which always makes this northerner very happy😊) @vernonkay @ewanventers @angelacooking 😘#aboutlastnight #london🇬🇧’
In subsequent pictures, Tess is also seen standing excitedly outside of the restaurant. She also shared a photo of herself and Vernon with chef Mark Hix, presumably after they’d finished up their meal.
It was a rare public display of affection for Tess, who seems to prefer to remain relatively quiet about her private life on social media.
The mum-of-two regularly shares photos of her work days on her Twitter and Instagram, but usually keeps schtum on her home life.
Tess and Vernon have been married since 2003, and have welcomed two daughters in that time, 13-year-old old Phoebe, and 9-year-old Amber.
But of course the couple have experienced their fair share of difficulties during their marriage too.
Back in 2010, Vernon made a public apology to his wife, after he was found to be sending intimate texts to model Rhian Sugden. On his Radio One show, he said at the time, “I’ve disappointed and let down my family and for that I am very sorry.”
It’s then said that a similar situation arose yet again, in 2015. However, Vernon reportedly maintained that those messages were taken out of context.
In December 2017, Tess defended her marriage, explaing that theirs, like everyones, is a “work in progress”.
She told The Times, “All marriages have their moments. Marriage is a work in progress. Vernon and I are just people, at the end of the day.”