They have been happily married for 32 years, after first meeting in 1982 when they worked for Granada TV and were married to different people.
And Richard Madeley was candid as he discussed his sex life, trivial arguments, and his marriage to Judy Finnigan, 70, with The Sun on Sunday.
The broadcaster, 62, revealed: ‘I’ve made it a rule never to talk about my sex life, but we have always shared a bed and we still share an en-suite bathroom. Having said that, I am very happy with my sex life.
Marital bliss: Richard Madeley revealed on Sunday that he’s ‘very happy’ with his sex life as he discussed the secrets to having a happy marriage with wife of 32 years Judy Finnigan
‘And I’ve never had to sleep on the couch. The only time I sleep in the spare room now is when I’m doing an early morning show and don’t want to wake Judy up.’
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The pair have avoided any marital trouble over the years, and Richard revealed that while they’ve sometimes had a ‘screaming, f***-you row’ it’s never been serious enough to create any problems between them.
He explained ‘We’ve never had marriage counselling, and never ever so much as discussed divorce. There have been no crisis dinners, nothing. We respect each other, and that’s the key.’
Happy marriage: The pair have been married since 1986, and while they’ve sometimes had a ‘screaming, f***-you row’ Richard said it’s never been serious enough to create any problems
Richard was married to Lynda Hooley for five years before they divorced in 1983 after he met Judy, while she was with husband David Henshaw, with whom she shares twin sons Dan and Dom, until 1986.
The famous couple hosted This Morning from its inception in 1998 to 2001 before taking on their show – Richard and Judy – in 2001 for eight years.
But in May, their daughter Chloe, 31, revealed that Judy had decided to retired from television work, while Richard would continue in showbusiness.
Chloe told The Sun: ‘My mum is done with TV and if she went back to it I don’t think it would make her happy. She wants to concentrate on other things, such as her health and our family.’
Candid: The broadcaster revealed, ‘We have always shared a bed and we still share an en-suite bathroom. Having said that, I am very happy with my sex life.’
Despite Judy being done with the screen, Richard is moving onward and upward as he has just scooped a role on Good Morning Britain, after a wildly successful trial run while standing in for host Piers Morgan.
An ITV studio source said: ‘Richard polls really well with viewers, and also garners a big social media response whenever he’s on.
‘Both ITV and Richard are keen for him to become a regular member of the GMB family. He’ll be Piers Morgan’s regular stand-in during his fairly regular holidays, and do one day every couple of weeks’.
Meanwhile, Judy had a 43-year career in television after beginning as the first female reporter for regional news show About Anglia.
She hosted This Morning with husband Richard between the years of 1988 until 2001, and that year, the couple were poached by Channel 4 to front their own eponymous afternoon show, Richard & Judy.
While she was last seen on TV in 2015, Judy’s last television job was in October 2014 when she was introduced as a regular panelist for Loose Women.
However, on her first day, Judy was criticised for defending footballer Ched Evans, who was convicted of rape in 2012 before being acquitted in 2016.
Richard & Judy’s daughter Chloe has followed them into showbusiness, becoming a fitness influencer and blogger.
Work life: In May, Judy decided to retire from television work, while Richard said he would continue to work in showbusiness and has just scooped a role on Good Morning Britain