Who is Declan Donnelly’s wife Ali Astall and how many children do they have? – The Sun | The Sun

DECLAN Donnelly is a national treasure, thanks to his long career as one half of Ant and Dec.

But when he's not busy taking over the world of TV, he enjoys a quiet home life with his wife Ali Astall and their kids.

Who is Ali Astall?

Ali Astall was born in Newcastle, Australia on December 18, 1978.

She is a talent manager who actually worked as Dec's manager for over a decade before they got together.

Ali works for celebrity agency James Grant Management alongside Ant McPartlin's wife Anne-Marie Corbett.

As well as dealing with Ant & Dec, she works with a number of famous faces, from Fearne Cotton to Holly Willoughby.

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How did Ali Astall and Dec Donnelly meet?

The pair started dating in 2014, but Ali and Dec had known each other for a decade because she works for the talent agency that represents him.

Speaking about their romance the Dec told the Daily Express: "We always hung out.

"When she was single and I was single we'd go out for dinner on Valentine's Day together.

"Last year we went out as a couple. It was a little strange because we've had a working relationship for so long."

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When did Ali and Dec get married?

Dec and Ali tied the knot in 2015 in a very intimate ceremony in Newcastle, North East England.

His co-host Ant was best man, and 200 guests watched them take their vows, including celebs such as Tess Daly, and Marvin and Rochelle Humes.

The smitten telly host later shared never-before-seen wedding pictures with his wife to celebrate their two year anniversary.

He tweeted at the time: "Thank you for all the anniversary wishes. Me and Mrs D appreciate them, can't believe this was two years ago today. Big D x."

How many children do they have?

Dec and Ali have two children together.

The couple's first child is Isla Elizabeth Anne Donnelly, who was born in September 2018.

The happy family then welcomed a son, Jack Anthony Alphonsus, in July 2022.


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