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Nick Knowles' wife talks reconciliation

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Nick Knowles' wife talks reconciliation

Nick Knowles wanted to reconcile with his wife months ago.

The 'DIY SOS' host and Jessica Moor, who have two-year-old son Eddie together, split in January following four years of marriage but grew close again after they turned to each other when Jessica, 29, found out she had cervical cancer.

And while the pair have recently started dating again, Nick wanted them to get back together after Jessica's diagnosis in June.

She told the Daily Mirror: "Nick and I are dating now. We are taking it slowly.

"We are getting to know each other again. In a way it feels like entering a new relationship. It is super-exciting. It is butterflies feelings, but with the added security of someone who has always been there for you.

"When we separated, we made a decision that was best for us at the time. It wasn't a lack of love or respect.

"Nick made it clear that he wanted to be a family, back together. But I didn't want to. To try and rebuild a marriage and relationship while dealing with cancer was too much."

And they faced drama earlier this year when Nick, 54, came under fire for reportedly dumping former 'Emmerdale' star Gemma Oaten while they were in bed together and then getting back together with Jessica.

Taking to his Twitter account after Gemma lashed out at him in a newspaper interview, he said: "Life is not about what happens to you, it's about how you deal with it. This year we faced a miscarriage, the break down of our marriage and cancer without being disrespectful about each other at any point. We are saddened for each other and for the sake of our young son that this is being played out so publicly.

"The story is something that happened (in the space of less than one week) during a turbulent, traumatic time and more to the point - whilst we were separated. It is unfortunate we are having to relive it purely so someone can financially gain from exploiting our private life.

"With everything that's happened this year, even discussing this seems very trivial in comparison to what we have dealt with and are still dealing with. As always, our answer is united, as we are. We have enjoyed eight years as best friends and nothing will change that. (sic)"