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Sarah Beeny says her marriage is 'hanging on by fingernails' after breast cancer diagnosis

Sarah Beeny says her marriage is 'hanging on by fingernails' after breast cancer diagnosis

The Property Ladder star opened up about her relationship

Property Ladder star Sarah Beeny has opened up about her 20-year marriage to Graham Swift following her breast cancer diagnosis.

The 51-year-old was given the all-clear from breast cancer six months ago after she was first diagnosed back in August of last year.

Sarah, who shares sons Billy, 18, Charlie, 16, Rafferty, 14, and Laurie, 12, with Graham, 49, has since said her marriage is now 'hanging on by fingernails' after the diagnosis.

"We're hanging on in there by our fingernails. I mean, it’s not easy, is it?," the presenter revealed.

She continued: "Graham always said, 'the day we have to work at our marriage, I’m going to leave'.

"And I was like, ‘really?’ But I think he has had to work at it to be honest."

The New Life in the Country star added that she was being 'particularly horrible' at certain points recently, adding: "I have been a bit horrible in the last couple of years to be honest at times."

Sarah Beeny and Graham Swift have been married for 20 years.

She told The Midpoint with Gabby Logan podcast: "I was being particularly horrible and he said, 'You know the thing is Sarah, you’re not prepared to leave and have your children half the time, and neither am I, so we’re going to stay together. And we’re going to stay together happily or unhappily, so which would you like it to be?'"

Sarah recalled responding with: "Oh that is quite dark, isn’t it?

"He said, 'You wanna be happy or unhappy, because either way we’re still going to live together' so I was like, 'OK we’ll do happy then, shall we?' he was like, 'What a good idea. Maybe you should be a bit nicer?'

"I was like, 'yeah alright I will'. So logical, isn’t it?"

During the podcast, Sarah explained how she reached out to her older brother Diccon for some advice.

The pair tied the knot back in 2003.

She said: "I rang my brother … and said, 'right that's it, Graham's being so annoying, I think we're going to split up,' and he listened to me for ages, yeah, yeah, yeah, he said, 'I get it Sarah, it must be horrendous being married to him.

"'The only thing I think that could be worse is being married to you.' So I suggest you go and make up! So all is well'."

Sarah and Graham tied the knot two decades ago back in 2003 and first crossed paths when Sarah was just 18 after being set up on a blind date.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Macmillan’s Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 8am–8pm seven days a week

Featured Image Credit: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage/Instagram/sara.beeny

Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships, Health