Jane McDonald shared an insight into her first marriage to Henrik Brixen during a classic episode of her Channel 5 travel series, Jane McDonald: Cruising the Nordics.
As the singer spoke with a bride during her hen do, Jane asked: “You’re getting married? Of course, you are. This is fantastic.”
After she bid farewell, Jane cheekily quipped about her own marriage: “I hope she’s as happy as we all thought we were going to be.”
During her visit to Copenhagen, Jane mentioned Henrik once again and discussed how she struggled to learn his language.
“You’re impressed now, aren’t you?” Jane joked as she said some Danish words. “So you should be.
“Well, my husband was Danish so I had to say a few things.”
As she said another Danish phrase, the singer added: “That means I love you and that was it really.”
She went on to explain the name of a well-known Danish dessert, admitting: “I don’t know why I learned that.”
“But that is a really difficult one, can you say that?” she asked the cameraman.
“It’s a hard language to learn and I did learn it about 17 years ago.
“It took me a very long time to learn and it is very easy to forget.”
Jane met her husband Henrik while filming the BBC series, The Cruise, as he too worked onboard the ship but as a plumbing engineer.
After a whirlwind romance, they tied the knot in 1998 and Henrik became Jane’s manager.
However, four years later the pair split up as Henrik felt he was holding Jane back in her career.
Jane did find love again with The Searchers drummer Eddie Rothe in 2008.
However, in 2021, Jane lost Eddie after he died following a battle with lung cancer.
Jane McDonald: Cruising the Nordics is available to watch on Channel 5.