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How Old Are Jonnie Irwin Children? Wife Jessica Holmes And Family

By Preeta Rajkarnikar | November 16, 2022 09:57 AM

Jonnie Irwin with his wife Jessica and his children as they enjoy their day out at South Shields Seafront
Jonnie Irwin with his wife Jessica and his children as they enjoy their day out at South Shields Seafront( Source : instagram )

TV presenter Jonnie Irwin is a family man who is raising three children with his wife Jessica Holmes.

Irwin is known as the presenter for Channel 4's show A Place in the Sun: Home or Away and the BBC's property show To Buy or Not to Buy and Escape to the Country. He also owns a property and business consultancy, and he has advised several clients on business and property.

He recently revealed that he has terminal cancer that will kill him in 2020. Irwin is focusing on his family and trying to create memories with them in the time he has left. He has been battling lung cancer, which has sadly spread to his head.

He has kept the news of his illness private from his children because of their young age and because he doesn't want to shatter their innocence.

How Old Are Jonnie Irwin Children?

Jonnie Irwin is the father of three children: his first son, Rex, is three years old, and his twin sons, Rafa and Cormac, are two years old. The siblings have an age difference of one year.

His children are currently unaware of his illness, and he wants to live and create memories with them. During his interview with Hello magazine, he mentioned that he feels sad knowing that his sons will grow up not knowing their father.

He also mentioned that he took out life insurance when the twins were born, and he felt that the insurance helped him to be at ease knowing that when he is gone, his wife and children will have a house that is fully paid for and some money in the bank for them to live off.

Jonnie Irwin's oldest son Rex leading his twin brothers Raffa and Cormac to nursery
Jonnie Irwin's oldest son Rex leading his twin brothers Raffa and Cormac to nursery ( Source : instagram )

Jonnie Irwin Struggles To Communicate His Terminal Cancer To Children

Irwin doesn't want his children to know about his terminal cancer, as he doesn't want to shatter their innocence. Talking about his oldest son, he mentioned that Rex doesn't need to know yet.

The father and son make fun of his hair, and Rex calls it a 'spiky head'. To his son, his father is normal, so Jonnie doesn't want to ruin his time with the children by breaking their innocence. He knows that one day the disease will catch up with him, but he is doing everything in his power to delay that day for as long as possible, and in the meantime, he wants to spend time with his family.

It breaks Jonnie's heart to know that his sons won't remember him when they grow up; he will only be a part of their childhood memories.

Jonnie Irwin with his wife and children enjoying their family meal
Jonnie Irwin with his wife and children enjoying their family meal ( Source : instagram )

Jonnie Irwin Is Married To Wife Jessica Holmes

Jonnie Irwin married his wife Jessica Holmes in September 2016. His wife is 40 years old and stays out of the limelight despite his frequent on-screen appearance. They have been private about their relationship.

He shares several pictures of her on social media, and on her 40th birthday, he posted a sweet message to his wife and also celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.

Jonnie revealed that it was devastating when he told his wife about his illness and how she has to look after their kids by herself. When he returned home from filming, he was given six months to live.

He apologized to her and felt responsible for the situation; his wife has been supporting him throughout his treatments.