Who is Derrina Jebb? Simon Thomas' wife

SKY Sports anchor Simon Thomas' married his girlfriend of four years after the tragic passing of his wife, Gemma, in 2017.

The couple started dating in 2018. Here's everything you need to know about her and how they met.


Who is Derrina Jebb?

Derrina Jebb, 31,  is a church minister's daughter who currently works in the legal industry.

The Sky Sports anchor first revealed he was dating again on BBC Radio 5 Live in November 2018.

He said: "Right from the early stages, she had this empathy towards me. She’s Christian as well and that’s important to me as a man of faith.

"She’s been an incredible support for me. She was the only person who would always pick up the phone.

"What I saw in her, I saw in Gemma. When she said my phone is always on, she meant it.

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Simon has just revealed that Derrina Jebb, sharing a snap of their wedding day on July 4.

Smiling from ear to ear alongside his beautiful bride, the former Blue Peter presenter was captured holding hands with Derrina in Norwich Cathedral

Simon told his following that "love wins" as he shared the unexpected wedding day snap, with fans flocking to share their best wishes.

The couple, who started dating each other in 2018 and fell quickly in love, did not announce an engagement before posting the new wedding snap.

Who was Simon Thomas' first wife Gemma?

Simon married Gemma Thomas in 2005.

On November 24, 2017, she died just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

Simon described his first birthday since losing his wife as “the unhappiest” of days in a poignant note to his son.

He also revealed in April 2018 that Ethan had finally been able to sleep in his own bedroom again – he'd been sharing with Simon since Gemma died.

On an episode of Loose Women in December, Simon claimed his late wife Gemma would be happy he's found a new girlfriend.

He explained: "You have to try and find some kind of life again.

"I think you've got two choices, you either give up on life and remain in a cage and if some people want to do that, that's totally fine. It's not for people to judge.

"I just want to be happy again and I know Gemma would want me to be happy.

Does Simon Thomas have any children?

Simon has a son named Ethan from his previous married with Gemma.

When he met his new wife, Derrina in late 2018, he said she helped heal their family following the death of Gemma.

“Where we were two-and-a-half years ago is light years away from where we are now. Derrina has brought so much love, happiness and laughter to my life and Ethan’s."

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