Is it the end for the Red­knapps?


Reveal - - Contents - Re­becca Greenow

In the 25 years Joanne Mas has been with ac­tor Danny Dyer, she’s en­dured nu­mer­ous sto­ries about him cheating be­ing made pub­lic. She’s al­ways stood by him, and he’s branded her ‘his rock’ – but af­ter last month’s re­ports that Danny had a sixweek af­fair with pop star Sarah Hard­ing, Jo has had enough.

Cou­pled with al­le­ga­tions of wild par­ty­ing, which have put his East­End­ers fu­ture in jeop­ardy, Danny, 40, has moved out of the home he shared with his wife and three chil­dren.

Last week, a de­liv­ery van was pic­tured mov­ing items into his new, solo pad. His co-star Kellie Bright, who plays his on­screen wife, was on hand to help with the move.

‘Jo has been through a lot with Danny over the years and has al­ways for­given him for his mis­takes – but she’s at the end of her tether,’ a source said.

‘Be­fore he was forced to take his break from East­End­ers this year, he was in a pretty dark place. Jo tried her best to sup­port him, but it wasn’t easy. There have been a lot of rows.’

As Danny moved into his new flat in Hert­ford­shire, a pen­sive Jo, also 40, was seen look­ing at houses in an es­tate agent’s win­dow, fur­ther fu­elling spec­u­la­tion that the split could be per­ma­nent.

The friend ex­plained, ‘Danny and Jo have been to­gether for a very long time, and the com­mon be­lief was they would never go their sep­a­rate ways.’

The pair were child­hood sweet­hearts, meet­ing when they were 14. Danny fi­nally put a ring on Jo’s fin­ger in Septem­ber 2016, af­ter she pro­posed to him, and they have two daugh­ters, aged 20 and eight, and a son of four.

In his wed­ding speech, Danny said of Jo, ‘To be stand­ing here with the girl I grew up with, look­ing so beau­ti­ful in her wed­ding dress, that is a lovely thing. Jo’s my best girl. The love of my life. With­out her, I’d be noth­ing.’

In the past, Danny has fessed up to cheating on Jo, once say­ing, ‘I’ve done so many things I’ve re­gret­ted. I’ve roy­ally f***ed up.’

But in 2015, Jo said Danny had fi­nally put his in­dis­cre­tions be­hind him. She said, ‘He’s got that out of his sys­tem.’

Al­though Danny’s six-week fling with Sarah re­port­edly hap­pened prior to their wed­ding – back in 2012, when they filmed the movie Run For

Your Wife to­gether – it’s still ‘left Jo hu­mil­i­ated’.

On top of that, Danny was forced to take a break from film­ing in Fe­bru­ary as BBC bosses or­dered him to ‘get his head to­gether’. The in­ter­ven­tion came af­ter an al­co­hol-fu­elled melt­down at the Na­tional Tele­vi­sion Awards in Jan­uary, in which he had to be calmed down by his co-stars.

The source con­tin­ued, ‘Jo was con­vinced af­ter they were mar­ried things would be dif­fer­ent. And while Danny’s fling with Sarah hap­pened years ago, she was fu­ri­ous to find out that, on yet another oc­ca­sion, she had been lied to.

‘In the past, some of her friends have en­cour­aged her to leave Danny, but this was the first time she re­ally be­gan to lis­ten.

‘Split­ting up is a mas­sive step for any cou­ple, let alone a mar­ried cou­ple with three kids who’ve been to­gether for 25 years.’

Jo’s been spot­ted look­ing in es­tate agents’ win­dows The child­hood sweet­hearts mar­ried in 2016 Danny’s ‘af­fair’ with Sarah has proved to be a break­ing point

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