BBC The Repair Shop's Jay Blades splits from wife as she shares emotional statement: 'Incredibly sad'

BBC The Repair Shop's Jay Blades splits from wife as she shares emotional statement: 'Incredibly sad'

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Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 02/05/2024

- 12:34

Lisa Marie Zbozen reportedly announced her split from The Repair Shop's front-man on Thursday

Jay Blades and his wife Lisa Marie Zbozen have reportedly called time on their relationship a year and a half after tying the knot.

The Repair Shop star and his fitness instructor wife married in November 2022 at an intimate ceremony in Barbados with just a select few friends and family members.

Taking to social media today to announce the split, Zbozen admitted she was inconsolable and "crying" as she wrote the statement.

She penned, according to The Sun: "I don't know how to say this because it's still really raw.

"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.

"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.

Jay Blades on The Repair Shop

Jay Blades on The Repair Shop


"I don't know what else to say. All my love, A very broken Lisa-Marie x," she signed off. (sic)

GB News has contacted Blades' representatives for comment.

Blades himself hasn't publicly responded to the reports but they come just days after he announced a social media hiatus.

The Repair Shop star decided to take time off social media following the murder of a family, explaining all in a video on his Instagram page.

He explained to his followers: "Hope you're all well. This is kind of like a public service announcement.

"I've just been to my uncle's funeral, he was murdered a few weeks ago. Really, super nice guy, shouldn't have happened to him, but it really affected me.

"I feel a little bit messed up. 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. Please, take care of each other, take care of yourself, and I'll see you guys soon."

Meanwhile, the latest series of The Repair Shop is continuing on a weekly basis on BBC One.

Jay Blades splits from wife

Jay Blades splits from wife as she pens emotional statement


Blades will return to screens next following last night's tear-jerking episode which left fans "sobbing".

Dominic Chinea and musical instrument expert Pete Woods surprised one guest with a heartwarming gesture that left her in floods of tears.

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