Inside Tina Malone and Paul Chase’s marriage, from 19 year age gap to welcoming daughter at 50
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 14
Tina Malone was married to Paul Chase for 13 years (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

star announced the her husband of 13 years had died aged 42.

Paul Chase and the 61-year-old star tied the knot in 2010, divorcing in 2019 for a year before reuniting again.

In her announcement, Tina penned: ‘It’s with total heartbreak I write this my husband Paul Chase Malone passed away this morning.’

She added that her family ‘are totally devastated’ and did not give a cause of death or further details.

Friends of the star shared their condolences, as comedian Sarah O’Connell wrote: ‘So sorry for your loss xxx.’

Tina and Paul have one daughter together, named Flame, who she gave birth to at 50.

The couple had one daughter together (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

How did Tina Malone meet Paul Chase?

Paul had worked as a personal trainer and met at a fitness boot camp, which she signed up for along with .

In 2010, Tina revealed she had shed over seven stone in weight and begun working out regularly when she met her then 28-year-old husband.

‘People had plenty to say about the age difference, but at the end of the day, love is love, isn’t it?’ she told Closer at the time.

‘Having said that, it’s not easy being n**ed.n**ed in front of a bloke when you’re a fat bird. It took me six months to take off my clothes in front of him.

‘Of course, I was worried about what he thought. If you’re fat, you become an expert at wrapping a sheet around yourself if there’s sex involved.’

They met when she joined fitness boot camp(Picture: David Thompson/Shutterstock)

Why did Tina and Paul split?

Nine years after their New Year’s Eve proposal in 2009, Paul and Tina called it quits amid a turbulent period.

In 2017, Tina was left after being arrested for possession of of Sleeping Beauty, she is

Meanwhile, Paul had lost his job caring for violent teenagers and the couple was struggling to make ends meet.

They had a further two ‘hellish’ years, as even though the Celebrity Big Brother star had landed a role in Channel 5’s Clink, Paul had spiralled into depression.

They briefly split in 2019 amid mental health struggles (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
Tina said the love never went away between them (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

After struggling through for 18 months, the pair announced they would be separating with Tina asking for a divorce.

Their ‘love never went away’ and after Paul’s mental health improved, they rekindled their romance in 2020 and last year reassured everyone things were good.

Does Tina Malone have children?

Together Paul and Tina have their 11-year-old daughter Flame, which caused quite a kerfuffle at the time with the mum heavily criticised.

Tina is also mother to Danielle, 41, who she gave birth to when she was just 18 years old.

They share their daughter Flame who was born via IVF (Picture: David Thompson/REX/Shutterstock)
Paul wouldn’t let Tina carry another child for fear of her health (Picture: Ken McKay/Shutterstock)

The actress previously told that she and Paul were , as they ‘have some embryos in Cyprus where we did our IVF and if I can talk my husband round we might go back – but we’ll have to see what happens.’

She had said that they were planning to use a surrogate as her husband feared for her life should she carry the baby, after some complications when pregnant with Flame.

‘I am doing this for Flame and for my husband, not just myself. I am healthy, of sound mind, solvent – and a bloody brilliant mother,’ she had said at the time.