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Does 'Backyard Takeover' Host Jamie Durie Have a Wife? He's Married to His Work


Aug. 29 2020, Updated 4:13 p.m. ET

Australian HGTV star Jamie Durie wears many hats — he's a landscape designer, a furniture designer, a horticulturist, a TV host and producer, among countless other titles. Most recently, the House Rules host has taken on yet another HGTV show called Backyard Takeover. And some point, plenty of dedicated viewers have wondered: Does Jamie have a wife?

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Does 'Backyard Takeover' host Jamie Durie have a wife?

No, Jamie does not currently have a wife.

"I've always been career-focused and maybe some of my relationships have suffered because of that," he told Sunday Life in 2018. "I have had some amazing relationships with women, but life is a constant roller-coaster and I guess you get better at knowing how to make a bigger effort when it needs to be made."

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Jamie continued,  "I have been married to my career, but I have also been able to share that with special people in my life, including my daughter. She texts me ideas for arrangements and we talk all the time. It's a great relationship."

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Jamie shares his daughter, Taylor, with ex Michelle Glennock.

Although Jamie and Michelle were never married, they amicably co-parented their daughter, Taylor, who is now 24.

"I met my ex-girlfriend Michelle [a Las Vegas showgirl] when we were both 18 and I became a dad in my mid-20s," Jamie told Sunday Life. "Michelle and I are the best of mates now. She and her husband stay at my house in LA and they have a young daughter. We're one big happy family."

Jamie told the publication that he spends roughly half of his time in Los Angeles, where Taylor lives, and that he and his daughter enjoy a close relationship.

"My daughter Taylor and I have become great buddies. After four years at university, she's following in my footsteps to become a floral designer," he said at the time.

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Jamie and his daughter, Taylor

Jamie Durie has been engaged three times.

Although Jamie has never walked down the aisle, he has been engaged at three different points in his life. The HGTV star dated Australian actress Terasa Livingstone back in the late '90s, and although it's not clear how long they were together, they were briefly engaged during their highly-private relationship.

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In the early 2000s, Jamie was engaged to jewelry designer Siobhan Way. They attended several red carpet events during their time together, but ended up breaking off their engagement in 2005.

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Jamie and Siobhan Way

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Jamie was then in a long-term relationship with Nadine Bush following his engagement to Siobhan — although the two were never engaged — and their romance ended in 2007 amid cheating rumors.

"We've been working through a lot of issues in the past few months and one of the biggest ones is that it's very hard to have a relationship when you're working in two countries," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Nadine and I have enjoyed some great years together and she's a very special girl who does and will always mean the world to me," he said. "There is no animosity in our break-up but obviously it's not easy for either of us."

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Jamie and Nadine Bush

Jamie was most recently engaged to Lisa Christie, the runner-up of his 2011 show Top Design — that is, before Lisa claimed Jamie cheated on her and they called it off.

"He came home from America and he was just different all of a sudden," Christie told Woman's Day in 2013. "As naive as it may be, I felt it couldn't possibly be (something wrong with us) or me, because of what we had."

Lisa continued, "I found messages that were disgusting. They damaged me."

Who is Jamie Durie currently dating?

During an April 2020 interview with Now to Love, Jamie neither confirmed nor denied whether he was currently dating someone. "I'm used to being asked, but I don't talk about my relationships," he said. "My private life is the only bit of privacy I get. My most important thing is to continue to deliver the viewers fresh ideas and fresh content – that's my main focus now."

Watch Backyard Takeover at 9 p.m. ET on Saturdays on HGTV.

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