Author and mum-of-three Giovanna has opened up on her 17-year relationship with childhood sweetheart Strictly Come Dancing hopeful and McFly singer Tom Fletcher – and more specifically their sex life
Tom Fletcher is hanging up his guitar in exchange for dancing shoes as he prepares to take part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The 36-year-old is most famously known for being one of the lead vocalists and guitarists of boyband McFly, along with bandmates Dougie Poynter, Danny Jones and Harry Judd.
Tom is “incredibly excited” yet “totally terrified” to be taking on the new challenge, despite having previous dance experience from his time at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School where he met his now-wife Giovanna ‘Gi’ Falcone, at just age 13.
In a chat with HELLO!, Giovanna admitted their relationship had gone through different phases since their teen love story began.
“When we met we only went out for two days, then we had the whole teen drama stuff, ‘I love you, no I don’t’, then he snogged all of my mates in the way that teenagers do!”
But that wasn’t enough to keep them apart, as she added: “The feeling of knowing what’s important and not getting lost in the ‘fluff’ was really what kept us so strong together”.
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The pair married in 2012, after getting engaged the previous year, and together have three sons; Buzz, seven, five-year-old Buddy, and three-year-old Max.
The high school sweethearts have been very open about their lives together through their shared YouTube channels and videos about their lives as parents.
But that’s not all they share.
Giovanna previously opened up about her sex life with Tom, or rather the lack thereof.
Since becoming a parent, 36-year-old Giovanna admits sex has been put on the back burner.
“Tom and I were laughing about the infrequency of our sex life. But we have three kids – we did it at some point!” Giovanna told The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous magazine.
“It’s not a top priority. Sleep is better!
“Tom and I love each other and I think we’re both on the same page. That’s how we got into this mess!”
Last autumn, Tom took care of the boys for weeks while Giovanna went to star in I’m A Celeb in Wales.
She later crowned the very first Queen of the castle, beating Jordan North in the final.
He said: “Secretly, somewhere deep down, I’ve wanted to do it since Harry did it ten years ago. But then, life just gets in the way. This year just kind of felt right.
“And my son Buzz [who’s seven], over the last couple of years, has become such a huge fan of Strictly. He gets really emotionally invested.
“When Chris Ramsey was in a couple of years ago, Buzz cried his eyes out when he got voted out. Then when they asked if I would do it, I thought my son would love that. So, it’s my son’s fault.”
*Strictly Come Dancing is back on BBC One tonight (Saturday, September 25) at 7.45pm.
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