"I don’t know why we’re so obsessed with the age gap."
As she revealed that she is “blissfully happy” with her toyboy boyfriend, Ranvir Singh said people are “too obsessed” with age gaps.
The Good Morning Britain presenter has been dating Louis Church, who is 18 years younger than her, since September 2020 after meeting him during her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.
She confirmed her relationship in December 2020.
The pair reportedly attended Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball with Barclaycard alongside Ranvir’s son Tushaan, and Louis’ aunt’s wedding together.
A source said at the time: “Ranvir and Louis have been dating for a few months and are totally in love, she has met his family and went to his aunt’s wedding with him last week.
“And it’s obvious Louis has taken a real shine to Tushaan.
“They’ve kept their romance out of the spotlight but when Ranvir was invited to go to the music event at O2 she wanted to go with Louis and her son.
“They both are clearly madly in love and were holding hands nearly all day.
“They have incredible chemistry. Ranvir was beaming with happiness as she watched Louis and Tushaan together.”
Their 18-year age gap has been a topic of discussion among people and Ranvir has addressed her relationship with Louis.
She said: “I knew Louis was special the minute he walked in… He has instinctively known exactly what I need… I don’t see an age gap.
“What really matters in any kind of relationship in life is a synchronicity of values and emotions.
“I don’t know why we’re so obsessed with the age gap.
“As we are, right now, we are blissfully happy and Louis lives very much in the present.”
Ranvir Singh explained that they “don’t bring undue pressure” into their happiness because “it’s not worth ruining the present by thinking about a wealth of different scenarios that might or might not happen”.
The presenter, who was previously married to Ranjeet Singh, also spoke about her weight battles, admitting she did not “feel happier” when she was a size 8.
She said: “I feel 100% happier now, and looking after myself is more about health and not needing to be the thinnest person that I can be.
“When I reached 42, the age my dad died, I had a horrible realisation of how young he was. I thought, ‘I’ve got to be more aware of my health because heart attacks can be hereditary’.
“Part of the transition to ease off five 3 am alarm calls a week was partly to do with the long term bigger picture, to have a healthy long life.”
Despite finding happiness, Ranvir revealed she frequently faces negative comments from GMB viewers.
She said: “Success in broadcasting also means people will want to say negative things.
“People have said things to me about my weight, going ‘you look much thinner on the telly’.
“I was once drying my hands in a public toilet and a woman said, ‘My husband hates you. I think you’re all right’. You can’t really avoid that.”