Kate Garraway shares ‘new way’ of loving husband Derek amid his Covid recovery


Kate Garraway has opened up about her marriage with Derek Draper amid his ongoing Covid recovery, sharing that they have a ‘new way’ of loving each other.

Derek was seriously ill with Covid and was put into an induced coma after he was hospitalized from Covid in March 2020 in one of the most high profile Covid cases.

Derek, a 54-year-old former lobbyist, is still continuing to recover from the virus and Kate has been open about their struggles.

The GMB presenter has been married to Derek since 2005 and they share 15-year-old daughter Darcey and 12-year-old son William.

Almost two years since Derek entered hospital for a 13 month stay, Kate says she and her husband have reached a whole new way of understanding each other, The Mirror reported.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Kate Garraway attends the
Kate Garraway shared about the impact of husband Derek Draper’s recovery from Covid

She told You magazine: “I’m not sure that we’ve ever fallen out of love, but I think a new path is emerging, a new way to be in love.

“He puts huge trust in me. He just says, ‘Whatever you think’, which is wonderful, but I do get quite tearful about it. I think, ‘God, I hope I’m worthy of that trust’.

“But I’ve got his back. That is a relationship in itself, isn’t it? How many times do couples have doubts about each other?”

She also added that she has found a positive way of looking at their difficult scenario as they are “very close” and have a “certainty of each other.”

Kate has been an open book about the struggles she has faced since Derek was hospitalized in March 2020 and his continued recovery after he returned home 13 months later.

File photo dated 01/10/08 of Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper.  Kate Garraway says she is
Kate Garraway and Derek Draper have been married since 2005

She cameras welcomed into the family home last year to make a documentary called Finding Derek which went on to win a National Television Award and will reportedly see a sequel released later this year.

And at the beginning of this year, Kate was gobsmacked to be awarded an MBE by The Queen in her annual New Year Honors list.

A source close to Kate told new! magazine back in January: “This is all of Kate’s dreams of her coming true, this is what she hoped would come from her doing I’m A Celebrity in 2019, but the pandemic happened and Derek then obviously got so ill.

“Winning the NTA, taking over from Piers on Life Stories, it’s the most bittersweet thing because Derek is still not well.

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“She is so strong, having to juggle caring for Derek and work. It’s very difficult because the kids are still young and having to deal with their dad being how he is, it’s very tough.”

The source went on to hint Kate is under pressure as she balances work, parenting 15-year-old daughter Darcey and 12-year-old son Billy on top of caring for Derek.

They said: “Kate is the sole breadwinner for the house now, and that comes with pressures. But she can’t believe she’s in the position she’s in work-wise, it’s just so sad Derek’s not well enough to fully see it because he is her biggest supporter.”

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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