Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page explains that she nearly got divorced in lockdown as kids ruined sex life

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Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page has revealed that lockdown nearly drove her marriage to divorce and ruined her sex life.

The 43 year old, who also starred in iconic Christmas movie Love Actually, has been married to actor James Thornton, 45, since 2003.

The pair have three children together, Eva, seven, Kit, five and four-year-old Noah.

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As many parents might relate, during the lockdown their kids were not able to attend nursery or school and as a result they found they had no time to themselves.

Because they could not to be intimate together, the couple argued often and threatened to split, even resulting in giving each other the silent treatment.

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In an interview with The Sun, the actress explained: “We spent the whole of the first lockdown arguing and threatening to divorce each other.

“Then we went through a month of literally not saying a single word to each other.”

She then went on to reveal that her husband and her felt “numb” after the first lockdown ended and they found that they were trying to cram in sessions of sex before picking up their children from school.

She said: “At night-time one wanted to lie on that side holding that boob, the other one wanted to lie on this side holding this boob and then my third little one just wanted to lie down the whole of my body.

“So I was there going, ‘Oh my God, please, I just want a bit of space’.”

But after a while the two managed to fall for each other again and the actress began to “fancy” her husband one more.

In a previous interview with The Sun last month, the star revealed she found her hubby irresistible when he as topless gardening in the summer.

She said: “He was doing some weeding, bare-chested and wearing just a pair of tracksuit bottoms and I just looked at him and thought: ‘Ohh I haven’t fancied him as much as this in ages!’

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“So I said: ‘Right, get upstairs, we have an hour before I have to get ready to pick up Noah so we’re going to have sex!’

"We’re practical about it these days, there’s little romance.

"And obviously he was straight up the stairs so we managed that fine!”

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