Simon Thomas and Derrina Jebb are now married (Picture: Instagram)
Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has married for the second time, four years after the death of his wife Gemma, tying the knot with girlfriend Derrina Jebb.
On Sunday Simon revealed they had got married at Norwich Cathedral and shared a photo of them walking down the aisle on Instagram, with big smiles on their faces.
He said in the picture caption: ‘Love. Wins.’
Simon praised his two best men – son Ethan and pal Dan – in a further picture of the two of them giving a speech in tribute to the happy couple.
‘And I couldn’t have asked for two better best men – my legend of a mate @danjmritchie and Ethan whose speech was just . . . . . well . . . . amazing. We’re so so proud of him,’ the presenter said.
Gemma died suddenly in 2017, aged 40, just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. The TV star, 48, and Derrina, 30, began dating in 2018.
Who is Simon Thomas’ new wife Derrina Jebb?
Derrina, like Simon, is Christian and the daughter of a church minister. She currently works in the legal field.
The couple made their first public appearance in March 2019 at Cheltenham Festival.
Simon often shares photos of Derrina with Ethan on social media, showing the pair have developed a close bond.
Simon recently celebrated Derrina’s 30th birthday with a sweet Instagram post of the pair on a boat, with the caption: ‘She hates #pda‘s so all I will say is Happy 30th Birthday to the brilliant, extraordinary, fun, loving and beautiful @derrina You’re quite simply the absolute best.
‘I’m so very blessed to be able to do life with you.’
The former Blue Peter presenter has spoken openly about dealing grief after Gemma’s death, publishing a book called Love, Interrupted: Navigating Grief One Day At A Time.
Announcing he had found love again a year after his first wife’s death, he called Derrina an ‘amazing woman who has stood shoulder to shoulder with me in some of my darkest hours and has become a rock not just for me, but for my boy, too’.
Credit: Original article published here.