Susanna Reid is reportedly dating one of the most famous faces from football and her co-panellists couldn’t help but tease her whilst presenting this week.
The 47-year-old Good Morning Britain host who co-presents alongside Piers Morgan on weekdays has never been public about her love life, therefore viewers of the show have never been sure whether she’s been in relationships over the past few years.
At the beginning of the year though, she did announce that she was single and proudly declared that she had been asked on dates on numerous occasions.
On GMB she said: “I never wanted to be married and don’t want to change now… that’s it. I think I’ll probably at some stage hopefully have another relationship, but not marriage.”
In fact, in one episode when she presented with Ben Shephard, Ben tried to set her up with Olly Murs as he appeared on the show to discuss The Voice final.
The 33-year-old shifted in his seat when the conversation turned from talking about his career, to the route his love life was taking.
Ben said “He’s a very busy man, Olly. So busy in fact that he’s single…Susanna Reid?”; giving her a little nudge.
Susanna was so embarrassed, she shouted back: “No! Why are you telling me that particularly!?”
It was fairly evident that she tried to shift the conversation away from that topic as quickly as possible…
How long has Susanna been single?
There have been other times in which Piers Morgan has also tried to work out whether or not she had been seeing someone; on one occasion he called her single, to which she replied: “How do you know i’m single?”.
After the royal wedding this year, she also claimed that she had been “converted to weddings”.
What we do know though, is that Susanna has never been married but was with her partner; sports correspondent Dominic Cotton for 16 years. The couple had three sons together and admitted that the break-up was extremely tough, although they still remain good friends.
She told The Daily Mail: “I’m still talking to Dom. He is one of my best friends in the world. It has been tough but we are sorting it out. He is a great dad to the kids.”
At the beginning of the year, she did open up to the fact she’d like to start looking for a relationship.
She told You Magazine: “I’m definitely open to dating again. This is the right time of my life to explore that now. I’ve spent a significant amount of time since the split focused on the children and on work. That’s been absolutely the right thing to do for the past couple of years.”
“My children are all teenagers now – they’re much more independent. They do things after school, they’ve got loads of friends, so I think they encouraged me to think about developing that side of my life a little bit more.
“You want your children to be happy with what you’re doing.”
Who is Susanna Reid dating now?
According to the latest reports, Susanna is in a relationship with Crystal Palace chairman, Steve Parish when got to know each other over their love of football.
They are believed to have been dating for the past two months but have only just gone on to make their relationship public. Despite this, they have been spotted out and about together in 2018 and are said to have gone on cinema trips, dinner dates and even the odd trip to Selhurst Park to watch their football team play.
They were first spotted sitting two seats from one another at a Fulham football game back in August and were also snapped going to see the musical ‘Hamilton’ in the West End soon after.
An insider of The Sun said: “Susanna and Steve are exclusively dating. It’s extremely early days but they’re having a lot of fun. They have known each other for several years through their connections to Palace. Over the summer they started hanging out more and fell for each other.
“They have a real chemistry, a wicked sense of humour and both are real family people. Plus, of course, they share a love of the Eagles.”
Steve is estimated to be worth a huge £45 million but initially started out in computer graphics, before making his money as a businessman.
Piers Morgan seems a little ‘jealous’ by the news
Piers Morgan seemed a little miffed by Susanna’s news this morning, as he mocked her about being in love.
He started the show by saying: “Susanna came into my dressing room this morning clutching this, which is a very nice bottle of champagne. It turns out it was a bribe, she was literally bribing me to not be too mean to her. So, anything that you want to share with the group?”
Before Susanna could get a word in, Charlotte Hawkins chipped in “We’re very pleased for you Susanna”, before Piers added: “Honestly couldn’t be happier for you.”
Susanna then got straight to the point and asked Piers: “Are you jealous?”
Piers didn’t leave things there and made another risky dig about Steve: “He is good looking, very rich, very successful – the only thing about being usurped by a fine specimen like that is that Crystal Palace are terrible. Even you’ve scored more than them!”
“How much (weight) have you lost? 23lbs? You’ve lost 23lbs on the Crystal Palace diet.” he joked.
Social media reactions
“You could see she had a glow about her good for her”
“Awww lovely! I love Susanna she deserves love and happiness”
“Good, she deserves to be happy just like everyone else, nice one”
“I’m glad she’s found, someone”
“She is stunning, good luck to both of them”