Jay Blades' 'broken' wife confirms split from The Repair Shop host: 'I've never cried so much'

The Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades and wife Lisa on the beach
The wife of The Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades appears to have confirmed their 18-month marriage is over -Credit:Jay Blades Insta/Social Media

The wife of The Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades appears to have confirmed their 18-month marriage is over, just a few days after he revealed he was taking a break from social media following his uncle's murder. In a statement posted online early this morning, Lisa said: "I don't know how to say this because it's still really raw."

As reported in The Sun, she continued: "I probably should be really angry but I'm just incredibly sad about the whole thing right now. I don't think I've ever cried so much."

The 44 year old fitness guru added: "I will admit I'm crying as I type this as I can't believe this is even real. I hope you don't mind if I just have a few days trying to figure out my life as I'm currently in a spare room with a few essentials. I don't know what else to say. All my love, A very broken Lisa-Marie x."

Jay Blades and wife Lisa
Jay and Lisa married in November 2022 -Credit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock for NTA

Jay, 54, and Lisa tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on the beach in Barbados in November 2022 with just 15 guests present. The Repair Shop host described the day as "perfect" at the time.

Speaking to Hello at the time, he said: "One word sums up the day: perfect. We had our closest family there, the weather held out and everything worked out so well."

Jay Blades
Jay is the popular presenter of the BBC's The Repair Shop -Credit:BBC

He went on to reveal he had "tunnel vision" as he saw Lisa in her stunning white gown and they shared their vows with one another. In a sweet nod to his role on TV, Jay and Lisa swapped rings designed by The Repair Shop's jewellery expert Richard Talman - with both rings containing each others birthstones.

Lisa's statement comes just days after Jay announced he was taking a break from social media after attending the funeral of his uncle, who he said was "murdered a few weeks ago". Announcing the shocking news on his Instagram page, Jay said: "So what I'm intending on doing is this... I'm coming off social media for a bit, and I'll be back in a bit. Going to go and get some therapy and just chill out. Yeah, 'cause when things happen, sometimes you really need to take stock and just relax. So, I'll be back soon."

In a recent post on her professional Instagram account - @thewkoutofficial - to promote her fitness plans, Lisa posted a stunning set of photos of her and Jay on a sunset walk on a beach, giving no indication of trouble. And on his birthday in February, she posted a throwback wedding photo of her and Jay, and included the heartfelt caption: "Happy Birthday Husband 54 Years Young. I Love you."