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Dawn O'Porter: 'O'Dowd saved me'

1 of 1 Dawn O'Porter: 'Husband Chris saved me from rock bottom'.
Dawn O'Porter: 'Husband Chris saved me from rock bottom'.

Dawn O'Porter has opened up about her relationship with husband Chris O'Dowd, saying he saved her from "rock bottom".

Speaking about her ascent to fame, the 34 year-old explains that her twenties were filled with success but her thirties stopped her in her tracks.

"I had a really successful 20s when I made show after show and had a great time. Then it just all disappeared about four years ago. I moved out to LA and my documentary series didn’t get recommissioned and I lost a magazine column I was writing. There were about two and a half years when I just didn’t work. You get very self-consumed in that time, you presume it’s all over and you get very frightened.’

Around the same time, O'Porter met O'Dowd in Los Angeles and began a relationship, tying the knot last August in Ireland.

"We got together just as Chris’s career was taking off, so we experienced it together. Because it was all happening for him, I still got to live this amazing life," she added.

"I like being fun and Chris is probably a lot more like me than he would care to admit".

Speaking about children, O'Porter said: "I read an interview with Chris where he said he wanted three children, which was news to me. I think I’ll be strict enough, but a really good friend to my kids. But then what parent doesn’t say that? I might get some real rotters. But Chris’ll be a brilliant dad. Definitely".

O'Porter's new show, Undercover Mums, kicks off on TLC later this month.

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