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The Repair Shop star Jay Blades’ tell-tale story indicates his marriage to wife Lisa was in trouble

Lisa-Marie Zbozen, the 18-month-old wife of The Repair Shop star Jay Blades, confirmed they were ending their marriage this week, but there were a few telltale signs that all was not right behind the scenes.

Jay described his beachside wedding in Barbados as “perfect” during an interview with HELLO!, sharing exclusive photos from the couple’s low-key ceremony in November 2022 in front of just 15 guests. Watch exclusive images…

Since then, the couple has taken every opportunity to share gushing tributes and wedding photos. That’s why fans were shocked when Lisa revealed she was “very heartbroken” and “raw” at the end of their marriage. Check out the tips we may have missed…

Wedding photos

Jay is very active on Instagram and regularly keeps fans updated with his thoughts, his ‘Sunday School’ lessons and, until recently, his wife.

The restoration expert posted throwback photos from his special day to mark their first anniversary in November 2023, when he hinted that qualities like patience were important in their union. Discussing what the traditional paper gift means to him, he wrote: “Paper = patience, action, partnership, development, respect. That’s paper for us.”

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The former couple regularly posted photos of each other on Instagram

Meanwhile, Lisa had shared a supportive message weeks earlier, which could have been an indication that they were experiencing difficulties. “If I love you… I will always love you. Nothing will ever be too much for me to handle, no problem (too) big, no request unanswered, if I have it… it’s up to you to take, borrow or keep.

‘I will always take care of you. No matter how far away I am, or how often or how little you need me, I will always be there.”

By 2024, these regular tributes seemed to decrease in frequency. Jay’s latest wedding photo reminiscent of Mother’s Day was posted on Mother’s Day, with the father of three’s caption: “Happy Mother’s Day. To all the mothers here and not here.” The photo showed only the bottom of the fitness professional’s tulle wedding dress and her yellow and white bouquet.

Silence on social media

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Jay revealed that he took a break from social media after his uncle’s death

However, Jay recently made it clear that he was suffering from a family tragedy and announced his planned break from social media.

The 54-year-old revealed that his uncle’s death had ‘really affected’ him, telling fans: ‘This is a bit like a public service announcement. I just went to my uncle’s funeral, he was murdered a few weeks ago. A really nice guy, it shouldn’t have happened to him but it really affected me and I feel a bit confused.

“So I’m going to get off social media for a while. I’m going to get some therapy and just relax because sometimes when things happen you really have to take stock and just relax.”

Trainings interrupted

Lisa had also previously shared heartfelt photos of the couple for special occasions, including on his 54th birthday in February, where she said: “I love you.”

While announcing their separation, Lisa explained that her lack of workout videos recently was a result of her situation at home.

The fitness instructor wrote: “I don’t know how to say this because it’s still very raw. I should probably be really angry, but I’m just incredibly sad about the whole thing right now. I don’t think I’ve ever done that. cried so much,” she began.

Lisa revealed that she has left the couple’s home

Lisa added that she has moved out of her shared home with Jay and is staying in a friend’s guest room. “That’s why there are no new wkouts. (I would never miss a wkout – I’d do it barefoot and naked on the sidewalk if I had to),” she added.

“I have to admit I’m crying as I type this because I can’t believe this is even real. I hope you don’t mind if I take a few days to make sense of my life since I’m currently in a situation in the guest room with a few essentials. I don’t know what else to say. All my love, a very broken Lisa-Marie.’

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