Stacey Solomon, 30, admitted she frequently tells “necessary” lies to boyfriend Joe Swash, 38, as a way of keeping their relationship “alive”, after over five years together. The singer, who welcomed son Rex with the presenter last year, got candid on her romance as she appeared on ITV game show CelebAbility.
There are necessary lies in life
Battling it out with comedian Dane Baptiste for the title of expert liar, Stacey divulged all to host, and voice of Love Island, Ian Sterling.
Admitting that she had the expertise to take on Dane by herself, she said: “We did discuss this but I thought I’d take this challenge on myself.
“There are necessary lies in life, just the small ones that are absolutely fundamental if you want to keep a relationship alive.”
The shock revelation earned a gasp from the live audience.
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Stacey Solomon admits she lies to boyfriend Joe Swash (Image: ITV/Getty )
Stacey said small lies are 'necessary' in a relationship (Image: Getty)
Stacey added that her fabrication of the truth often centres around finance.
“So, for example, you know when you go shopping and you buy something, everytime Joe [Swash] says to me, ‘How much was that?’ she explained.
“I always say five pounds. It could genuinely be a three-piece sofa.”