EXCLUSIVE: Daisy May Cooper’s mother-in-law claims the This Country star hasn’t split from husband Will… despite the actress removing him as director from her media business


Daisy May Cooper’s mother-in-law has claimed that the actress has not separated from her husband – despite reports to the contrary.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline on Thursday, grandmother Pati Weston said she was baffled by the claim that Daisy and her landscape gardener son Will had broken up.

She said: ‘It’s all concoction, it’s not true – I can’t say much more.’

Exclusive: Daisy May Cooper’s mother-in-law claims This Country star hasn’t separated from husband Will… despite actress removing him from her media business as director

Pati was speaking from her three-bedroom home in the Cotswolds village of Fairford, Glos, near Daisy and Will’s matrimonial home.

Daisy, 34, and Will married in September 2019 and have two children together, daughter Pip, two and Jack who were born last October.

The couple faced separate claims this week when it emerged that the actress had fired her husband as director of their media business.

single lady?  The couple faced separate claims this week after the actress emerged (pictured in April) that her husband had removed her husband as director of their media business.

single lady? This week after the actress emerged (pictured in April) had removed her husband as director of her media business.

It was claimed that Daisy was ‘tired’ of her marriage with her partner amid the pressure of the coronavirus lockdown.

A source told The Sun, ‘Daisy said she was tired of married life and was struggling with her relationship with Will.

‘He ended things for good earlier this year. She takes off her wedding ring and is telling her friends that their marriage is over.

He has also removed Will from his media business as director. It’s been a tough 17 months for everyone and Daisy and Will were no exception.’

Bemused: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline on Thursday, grandmother Pati Weston (pictured) said she was baffled by the claim that Daisy and her landscape gardener son Will had broken up

Bemused: Speaking exclusively to MailOnline on Thursday, grandmother Pati Weston (pictured) said she was baffled by the claim that Daisy and her landscape gardener son Will had broken up

The source added that the couple, who married in September 2019, are both devoted parents to their children, daughter Pip, two and son Jack, nine months old.

While Daisy hasn’t commented on the split rumors, she was active on social media on Tuesday night as she unveiled her glamorous makeover on Instagram.

The This Country star seemed a far cry from her character, Carey, as she posed for a mirror selfie in black skinny jeans and her hair slicked back into an Ariana Grande-inspired ponytail.

Ousted: Daisy removes Will from her media business as a director, with an insider saying ‘it’s been a tough 17 months for everyone and Daisy and Will were no exception’

Daisy shared a dressing room snap as she got ready to film the new series Never Mind the Buzzcock, following the announcement that she would be joining the revived show as the team’s captain.

She captioned the shot: ‘Another bang Buzzcocks b*****s’.

Her wedding ring was completely missing from her hand.

The actress wore long blonde hair extensions and looked unrecognizable as she swapped out her character Carey’s sports top and trainers for a pair of black boots and a satin top.

Daisy also shared a picture of her personal assistant in her dressing room on her stories and wrote: ‘My PA Charlotte is like a naughty old fish.

‘If I were her husband, I would drink 24/7.’

Glam: Daisy revealed her glamorous makeover on Instagram Tuesday night amid reports of split from her husband

Glam: Daisy revealed her glamorous makeover on Instagram Tuesday night amid reports of split from her husband

This comes after it was announced that the actress has become a team captain alongside Noel Fielding for the new series Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Taskmaster’s Greg Davis will command eight new episodes of the show that will air on Sky and Now in late 2021, and will also feature a Christmas special.

Noel, 48, will return as team captain opposite This Country star Daisy, while Jamali Maddix, 30, will be a regular guest.

Daisy reveals she’s married When he paid tribute to his co-star and childhood friend Michael Slags.

Michael died of heart failure in July 2019 at the age of only 33, and he played Michael ‘Slugs’ Sluggett in this country.

Daisy wrote at the time: ‘Tomorrow is my wedding and it was going to be one of my bridesmaids in a white suit.

‘I miss you very much and I will miss you very bloody tomorrow. Thank you Lord for slug x.’

Banter: Daisy also shared a photo of her personal assistant in her dressing room on her stories and wrote: 'My PA Charlotte is like a naughty old fish'

Banter: Daisy also shared a photo of her personal assistant in her dressing room on her stories and wrote: ‘My PA Charlotte is like a naughty old fish’

Daisy announced the birth of her son Jack on Instagram last September and said he was ‘perfect’.

The couple was greeted by famous friends including Fearne Cotton, Katie Piper and Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure.

The award-winning actress announced her second pregnancy on Instagram by sharing a picture from her ultrasound scan.

The breakup: The couple, who married in September 2019, are both devoted parents to their children, daughter Pip, two, and son Jack, nine months (pictured together in October 2018)

The breakup: The couple, who married in September 2019, are both devoted parents to their children, daughter Pip, two, and son Jack, nine months (pictured together in October 2018)

Daisy captioned her post at the time: ‘Thrilled to say I and @willwestonlandscape are expecting another Babbar.’

The Cirencester-born star rose to prominence when she co-created the comedy series This Country with her brother Charlie.

The show follows the daily adventures of best friends Kerry and Kurtan in rural England.

Daisy and her brother Charlie made over £250,000 last year, despite complaints that they were ‘f*****g skint’.

After rising to fame as siblings Keri and Courteney Muklow in the award-winning “Fake,” according to new accounts, the two actors claimed huge sums in the banks of their self-titled companies.

This comes despite Daisy lamenting last year that she only has £150 in the bank, and insisting she doesn’t live up to the notion that all TV stars are ‘rolling in it.’

Accounts show that Charlie’s self-titled company Charlie Cooper Ltd had £201,638 of water in the bank, and is left with £162,771 after paying off the credit, a significant increase from £67,517 the previous year. .

Meanwhile Daisy’s company paid £160,000 in dividends, and originally had assets of £49,271.

Last year this country came to an end after three series.

Family: The couple, who married in September 2019, are both devoted parents to their children, daughter Pip, two, and son Jack, nine months (pictured with Jack), the source added.

Family: The couple, who married in September 2019, are both devoted parents to their children, daughter Pip, two, and son Jack, nine months (pictured with Jack), the source added.

The pair have since sold the rights to the show to the US, with the first trailer for the American remake, titled Welcome to Fletch, released earlier this week.

The time the pair complained they were ‘skint’ after blowing their earnings on ‘c**p candles and ASOS delivery’.

Daisy told The Sun: ‘We are absolutely f****** skintight at the moment. I have £150 in my bank.’

Charlie said: ‘People see you on TV and they assume you’re totally into it. The thing is, we’ve missed the boat on DVD. Had it been 15 years ago, we would have joined it.

Daisy previously admitted that she was earning £100 a month as a cleaner and could not afford to buy McDonald’s prior to her breakthrough role in this country.

Speaking on Lorraine she said: ‘It was such a dark time. I just got out of drama school, didn’t get anything, I had to move back with my parents and do the cleaning work at night.

‘I think I was paid about £100 a month and when we were going to clean up, we came across these characters and said, “We have to write something”. Because humor was the only thing that was taking us out of such hopeless times.’

She continued: ‘A lot of it is based on our experiences. At the end of the first series, they’re talking about how they couldn’t afford McDonald’s and had to watch their friends eat one, and that was our life.

‘We had nothing and to even try to reach the auditions, £9 was such a huge part of our weekly budget to get up on the National Express.’

There is no money!  Daisy and her brother Charlie made over £250,000 last year, despite complaints that they were 'f*****g skint'

There is no money! Daisy and her brother Charlie made over £250,000 last year, despite complaints that they were ‘f*****g skint’

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