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Joel Dommett
Joel Dommett is getting candid about his life as a dad (Picture: Rex/ITV/Shutterstock)

TV star Joel Dommett and his wife, Hannah Cooper, welcomed their first child, Wilde, in 2023. Now, the comedian is opening up about the stress of being a new dad and how it has changed his relationship with his wife. 

Joel, 39, is a man of many talents. In addition to starring in television shows like Skins and Casualty, he is also a comedian and became an overnight sensation on the 2016 season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 

But The Masked Singer presenter’s latest role as a father has put his patience, drive and emotions to the test. 

Having welcomed his son, Wilde, with his wife, Hannah, 34, in September, the new Dad is celebrating his first ever Father’s Day today and sat down for an interview revealing how he has enjoyed life as a dad so far. 

‘It really is like a rollercoaster in the way that when you’re going up, you’re so stressed, and then it gets to the top and then it goes over, and you’re like “this is the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire life and I love it so much,”‘ he said in an interview with The Sun

Joel Dommett in bed with his baby boy
Joel shared his love for Wilde, even when there is a nappy explosion (Picture: Instagram / @joeldommett)
Joel Dommett drinking a glass of wine as he feeds his newborn son a bottle of milk
The comedian said his sleep deprivation may have caused some tears in Sainsbury’s (Picture: Instagram / @joeldommett)

The TV personality continued to say at the end of each day that he is ‘knackered’ but added: ‘I honestly, really, really love it’, even when his son vomits in Dommett’s mouth or has a nappy disaster. 

Joel went on to say that while his nine-month-old son is sleeping ‘okay’ now compared to when he was first born, there are still days where he and Hannah struggle with sleep deprivation, and it has possibly contributed to the star’s public breakdowns. 

‘I’ve become much more emotional. I keep just randomly crying in Sainsbury’s. I don’t know whether that’s because I’m sleep-deprived,’ he told the news outlet. 

Joel Dommett craddles his wife Hannah Cooper's baby bump on the red carpet
Joel and Hannah have been together since 2019 (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Joel Dommett's son in a nappy on the star's bed
The tiny tot is now nine months old (Picture: Instagram / @joeldommett)

Admitting that being a parent’ changes’ relationships in the sense that you become ‘a bit aggy’ toward one another, he added: ‘I always try to tell myself it’s the sleep deprivation. It’s not the fact that I hate my wife. 

‘And you remember that, and then you have a little sleep, and then you’re like, “Oh yeah, I actually really love her. I forgot about that, I just needed a crisp seven hours.”‘

The star also said that since becoming a father, he not only has a reason to work but also a reason to come home: ‘I just love my little family and our little gang that we have.’

Joel Dommett and Hannah Cooper pose on the red carpet
Joel joked that he sometimes has to remind himself he actually does love his wife (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images for SUSHISAMBA)

Joel and Hannah, who wed in 2019, announced the birth of their son on Instagram last year. As well as revealing his name, they also revealed his sex after keeping it a secret during Cooper’s pregnancy. 

Alongside a photo of Wilde’s feet, the couple wrote: ‘Wilde Cooper-Dommett. Pinterest perfect baby feet that are already bigger than his Dad’s.’

Many fans and friends of the couple took to the comment section to share their excitement, including Jess Wright, who wrote,  ‘Congratulations guys’, and TV doctor Dr Ranj Singh, who said, ‘Congrats, you beautiful bunch’. 

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