Wed, 20 Jun, 2018
Grant Denyer on meeting wife Chezzi: “It was dislike at first sight”
Nominated for a Gold Logie this year for his hosting role on Family Feud, the one person Grant Denyer will be thanking if he is victorious at winning the gold statue is his wife Cheryl “Chezzi” Denyer.
“My wife is a massive part of my career and it’s a great night for her to join me, so we can celebrate it together,” Grant told Now To Love.
“I would not have gotten here without her. She’s incredibly strong, creative and supportive, and she’s built my career with me,” the TV host added.
“It’s a great night for us to spend together and reward her for all the work she’s put in.”
However, the couple – who first met when they worked together at Sunrise in 2005 and married in 2010 – weren’t always such a tight-knit unit. In fact, when they first met each other it was more dislike at first sight.
“To be honest, we didn’t really like each other at the start. I think we were really similar and we had really similar fears so therefore we actually clashed,” Grant revealed.
“She was quite pushy in terms of how she thought I should do things and then I was a smart alec know-it-all who thought I knew better,” the radio host added.
“There was a tug-of-war situation that went on for quite a while until one day, I brushed her hand accidentally and then I just felt this tingle from the top of my head to my toes just come over me.”
The 40-year-old continued, “And it was from that exact moment that I realised, ‘Oh my God, I can’t live without this woman! I need her in my life forever!’ and it was instant from that moment on. That was the moment and I still remember it to this day.”
The happily married couple, who live on a farm near Bathurst in NSW, are the proud parents of two gorgeous girls, Sailor 7, and Scout, 2 – and becoming a father is one of Grant's proudest achievements.
“They’re very funny, cheeky and very compassionate, and they’ve got that right amount of spunk about them,” a chuffed Grant shared.
“I’m totally besotted by them and in love!”