Swanley Smith and his teen bride Josie shot to fame after featuring on hit Channel 4 show, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings…
However, the couple have recently split – something which is still a taboo among the traveller community – with Josie telling the press that Swanley lied to her, treated her like a “maid” and frittered away their savings on items for himself and his family.
But in today’s Sun, in an exclusive interview, Swanley has refuted Josie’s claims, and has even promised to hand over all the items he bought for himself, if she comes back to him.
Of the split, and of being separated from his toddler daughter, who’s also called Josie, Swanley said, “I’ve had my heart broken twice — I’ve lost my wife and my child.
“I love them dearly and I’d take them back in a thunderbolt.”
And while discussing Josie’s claims that Swanley treated her like a “maid”, he said, “That was her job!” Read more & comment »