Jeff Brazier admits lockdown has been ‘make or break’ for him and wife Kate Dwyer – revealing marriage had ‘no quality’

Jeff Brazier has exclusively opened up to OK! VIP Club on how lockdown has been a lifeline for his marriage to Kate Dwyer as he admits their lives were in "different directions" before the restrictions.

The 41 year old married PR guru Kate in a stunning Portuguese ceremony in 2018, but admitted just one year later that they had hit "difficulties" in their relationship.

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But now, the dad-of-two has exclusively opened up on life with Kate to OK! online, admitting that spending time at home with his wife was a "make or break" situation after realising there was no "quality" in their marriage.

He said of the situation: "Lockdown would make or break a relationship and it just depends on how well you do in each other's company.

"I've always said we're at our best when we're together but we've both had busy lives in different directions."

Discussing life before lockdown, Jeff continued: "When Kate would walk through the door at eight o'clock, it feels like a million years ago.

"She'd walk through the door, she'd be tired, she'd be stressed, we'd have dinner and that would kind of be it. Where's the quality to be had in that?

"Now, we wake up early, we encourage each other to train, we walk the dog together on a daily basis and that's all quality time, that's all into the bank.

"It's really not hard, I guess, to realise why things would be going better."


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Speaking about his new Absolute Radio podcast Only Human, Jeff added: "It's something that I've always wanted to do but never really had the courage to instigate if truth be told.

"I've been working with my own limiting beliefs and, you know, we've all got our struggles.

"I did Dadpod with Dave Berry and really enjoyed the conversation that we had, but so did Absolute Radio, and they'd always wanted to do something in the area of mental health so they felt that I would be a good fit for that, hence how the opportunity come around.

"That was lucky for me because I overcame that little block that I had."

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He continued: "It's not specific to lockdown, necessarily, although I think what lockdown has done is polarise our strengths and weaknesses, it's also given us a lot of time to think about who we are, where we are, what we want, what we don't want.

"Whereas before, when we were in the pace of normal life, we generally would find it really hard to fit change into our routine.

"Lockdown has been the perfect time to really instigate that conversation because we all need it but I don't see why it would finish when, hopefully, we resume normal life because these things will always persist."

Jeff Brazier – Only Human is available to download every Tuesday from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, the Absolute Radio app,, and all mainstream podcast providers.

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