Inside James Morrison’s relationship and family life as partner Gill Catchpole dies aged 45
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 08
James Morrison’s partner Gill Catchpole has reportedly been found dead at the couple’s Gloucestershire home (Picture: Dave M. Benett/WireImage)

has been left ‘devastated’ following the .

The Cotswold Sandwich Box owner was reportedly found dead at the couple’s Gloucestershire home on Friday.

There is not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, and the You Give Me Something hitmaker is being supported by family through his grief, according to.

Morrison described Catchpole as his hero in a 2019 interview and said he could never replace her.

It comes as the singer suffered several devastating losses over the last three years, including the , as well as his brother Alexis and nephew Callum less than a year apart.

As fans leave tributes on the singer’s social media accounts, this is how the couple met and everything we know about their family life.

When did James Morrison and Gill Catchpole meet?

Morrison and Catchpole met in a rather unconventional way when Catchpole moved into Morrison’s mother’s house as a lodger with her then-boyfriend, John.

The singer met his partner when he was 17 and she was 23 (Picture: Instagram/James Morrison

Speaking to the , Morrison revealed that, in a strange twist, Catchpole’s ex-boyfriend would go on a date with Morrison’s mother.

‘My mum rang me one day. And she said: “I’m out on a date. I wonder if you can pick me up?”‘ he recalled.

‘I said: “Where are you?” And she said: “I’m at John’s house.” And I was like: “John’s house? Who’s John?” She said: “You know, Gill’s John.”

‘Okay, so I have to go and pick my mum up from my girlfriend’s ex’s house, and it was the most awkward thing!’

Meanwhile, Catchpole and Morrison fell in love, with the award-winning artist opening up on how he used his musical talent to win her over.

‘When she moved in, I started singing all the songs off that album to her. I was playing all of that stuff on the acoustic guitar,’ he said, revealing how he wooed his partner.

The pair both shared a love of music (Picture: Facebook)

‘I’m not like: “I love romance.” But I do find certain things romantic and the fact that we met each other the way we did. It’s like a little fairytale or something.’

Morrison went on to pop the question in Barbados, with the couple never tying the knot.

Speaking to in 2019, he said he ‘wouldn’t be here’ without his partner.

‘We’ve been through everything together. She’s been there from the start when I had nothing when I was just playing gigs and trying to write songs and not getting anywhere. She’s a realist and thought I was chasing a pointless career but she supported me,’ he said during the emotional interview.

‘Without her, I don’t think I’d be here. I don’t think I’d be the person I am. I don’t think I’d be as grounded if I hadn’t met her when I was young.’

Did James Morrison and Gill Catchpole have any children?

Catchpole and Morrison share two children, eldest daughter Elsie, 15, born in 2008, and Ada, five, who they welcomed 10 years later in 2018.

The couple experienced complications with Elsie’s birth as the youngster was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, leading Gill and her newborn to spend a week and a half in hospital.

Morrison’s 2019 album You’re Stronger Than You Know was dedicated to Gill after Ada was born 13 weeks premature and weighing just 1lb 11oz.

Speaking to in 2019, he described Catchpole as his ‘hero’ after everything she endured to welcome their daughters into the world.

‘When we got back to the ward I let all my emotion out. Gill was my hero,’ he said.

‘I’m still so in awe of how she got through it. She’s my rock. I’ve known her since I was playing open mic bars and was a van cleaner. I could never replace her.’

How old is James Morrison?

James Morrison was born on August 13, 1984, in Rugby, Warwickshire, making him 39 years old.