SHE’S been through a series of high profile engagements and suffered heartbreaking miscarriages, but Kelly Brook has finally found happiness in the arms of Jeremy Parisi.
The couple have dated for seven years and, as The Sun exclusively revealed, they are set to tie the knot in Italy this summer.
It’s the fairytale wedding Kelly, 42, has always dreamed of – and comes after a string of broken romances played out in the public gaze.
Since shooting to fame at 18 as a model and Big Breakfast presenter, Kelly has dated a string of Hollywood stars including Jason Statham and Billy Zane, as well as rugby hunks Danny Cipriani and Thom Evans.
Psychologist Emma Kenny says the secret behind the couple’s success is 37-year-old Jeremy’s desire to stay out of the spotlight – allowing their romance to flourish in private.
"Kelly has spent all of her adult life in the limelight and the relationships that she has courted have also tended to be either big names themselves, or those interested in sharing the spotlight," she tells The Sun.
"On one level this makes sense, as you want a partner who feels comfortable with your fame, but it can also cause a struggle where ego is concerned, or mean that they have other ulterior motives for being with you.
"Kelly’s relationship with Jeremy is different because he doesn’t court the limelight.
"In fact, he is very private and doesn’t seek to be known in the public arena at all. For Kelly this will be reassuring, he clearly loves her as a person as opposed to her pin-up status."
8 Kelly met Jason Statham at 18 Credit: Getty
Kelly was 18 when she met Fast & Furious star Jason Statham – 12 years her senior – in 1997.
An up-and-coming actor, the Londoner was “skint” during their seven-year relationship according to Kelly, but, despite getting engaged, they drifted apart as his Hollywood career took off.
"Jason's career was also blossoming and it was difficult for us to see as much of each other as we would have liked,” she said previously.
"Like so many other couples it soon became clear that our relationship was faltering at the hands of the Hollywood lifestyle… So after seven years together we decided to call it a day."
She has since described the engagement itself as “unmemorable”. Ouch!
Titanic romance sinks
While life in LA may have been to blame for the broken engagement, insiders say her closeness to Billy Zane was the real reason for the split.
She met the Titanic actor when they starred in the 2005 drama Survival Island, and they too went on to get engaged.
But their four year relationship came to an abrupt end and they moved out of their £1million farmhouse in Kent.
A source told The Sun: “After much soul-searching, Kelly decided that Billy is not the man she wants to marry and has called off the engagement.”
At the time the couple claimed the split was amicable and they would remain “good friends”.
Emma says Kelly was looking for stability at a young age.
"When Kelly was with Jason, she proved her ability to commit over their six-year relationship, but she also made it clear when they ended that she wouldn’t stand for jealousy, showing her assertive nature," she says.
"She moved onto a relationship with Billy, but as both were at the height of their fame, this meant they were time short when it came to the building blocks ideally required for commitment.
"The fact that they remained friends gives insight to the emotional maturity of both parties."
'Car crash' with rugby cheat
Kelly described her next relationship with rugby lothario Danny Cipriani as a “car crash”.
The pair dated from 2008 until 2010, but he's rumoured to have cheated on her with up to seven women, with Kelly finding sexy pictures on his phone and allegedly messaging one woman to ask: “Take it you're another one he's f*****g?”
The final straw was Danny giving a Las Vegas stripper his phone number and, after hearing the woman boasting about it in the toilet, Kelly punched him in the face and dumped him.
Danny later revealed he suffered depression for nine months after the split.
"It wasn't a great time and I had to see somebody to get help,” he told The Sun.
“It’s part of growing up, and going through that in the spotlight is tough."
Although another rugby hunk, quiet gentleman Thom Evans was a world away from ladies’ man Danny when they started dating in 2010.
Heartbreakingly, Kelly suffered a miscarriage in May 2011. They got engaged soon after.
Kelly told The Sun: “After the miscarriage Thom and I decided it was time to make a fresh start… Thom proposed.
"He'd bought a beautiful ring. I immediately said yes. The miscarriage actually brought us closer together.”
Kelly got pregnant again, but tragically miscarried a second time in December 2011.
The couple split in 2012 over Thom’s plans to move to LA and become an actor.
Kelly briefly reunited with Danny Cipriani in the wake of the split, but ditched him again when it was revealed he had been bombarding sales manager Stacey Simcox with “filthy messages”.
Whirlwind romance with Tornado
Kelly met Gladiator David McIntosh – known as Tornado – at her central London bar, Steam and Rye in 2014.
He proposed after just 12 weeks of dating, but he was rumoured to be cheating on her with ex-girlfriend Sarah Harper.
Kelly was reportedly convinced he was “more interested in fame” than a genuine romance and they split after nine months.
The break-up was far from amicable, with Kelly allegedly branding his next hook-ups – Jess Impiazzi and Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace – a “sl*t” and a “skank”, adding: “As long as she is buying you s**t and you have a place to stay, all can be overlooked.”
The tattooed strongman – who called her a “nasty, bitter woman” – later claimed he couldn’t help being unfaithful.
"The girls gravitate to me,” he said. “I can't help it, I was born like this. I get a lot of women throwing themselves at me. They are a sucker for abs and a good jawline."
Happily ever after
Kelly pursued fellow model Jeremy in 2014 after seeing a video of him online and contacting him on Instagram.
Jeremy, who was born in Italy but grew up in Paris, moved in with Kelly not long after they started dating.
They went public with the relationship in April 2015 — and Kelly has long believed limelight-shunning Jeremy is “the one”.
After describing how he marks every anniversary by putting together a photo album of special moments, she added: “He’s definitely the most romantic of the two of us. He’s Italian and French, so what can I say?”
Turned down proposal
Despite moving from modelling to acting, with a part on the drama Versailles, Jeremy likes to keep their private life under wraps – and even shunned a 2020 proposal from Kelly because it was too public.
She explained: “When we were in Antigua and the sun was setting and we were up at Shirley Heights I said to Jeremy, ‘Will you marry me?’ He said, ‘Be quiet, there are people around.' It wasn’t private enough.”
Emma says Jeremy, who has degree in political science, is the perfect match for the Heart Radio presenter.
"Jeremy is self-assured and potentially quite traditional, as seen in his reaction to Kelly’s initial proposal," she says.
"Jeremy didn’t accept it, likely because he believed it was his job to propose, but his willingness to refuse at that moment essentially tells us that he felt Kelly would understand this was about the moment feeling wrong, as opposed to their relationship being an issue.
"He is intellectual, and Kelly is clearly very bright, consistently reinventing herself and remaining relevant throughout her decades in the media.
"This meeting of minds will ultimately be one of their most important connectors.
"Unlike in her previous encounters it appears that this couple spend a great deal of quality time together and do not have careers that cause long periods of separateness."
'Chaotic' past leads to rosy future
Having finally put a ring on it, the couple are now planning to wed in Italy in July and are scouting locations in Lake Como, Tuscany and Rome.
“Whichever they choose, Kelly is the happiest she has ever been,” a source told The Sun.
“Meeting Jeremy and now planning their wedding together has been like a dream come true for her.”
Emma says Kelly's traumatic past means her future now seems rosy.
"Kelly has experienced some chaotic and problematic relationships that left her at points grief-stricken, rageful and distrustful of men, full stop," she says.
"Jeremy, on the other hand, has spent seven faithful years beside Kelly, which is a stark contrast to some of her previous liaisons.
"During her two-year relationship with Thom Evans, Kelly sadly lost two babies to miscarriage, which is highly traumatising and can cause fractures in the best of relationships.
"Whether she and Jeremy are planning a family or otherwise, they are clearly on the same page when it comes to their future.
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"An ingredient in successful and long-term relationships is sharing similar goals and values which bodes well for the both of them.
"Jeremy and Kelly are now of an age where they know themselves, have likely made peace with who they are as people and wish to live a long and happy life together, with Jeremy supporting her happily from the side-lines, as opposed to in direct view of the spotlight."
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