Birth name Jennifer Lesley Ellison

30 May 1983

Star sign Gemini


Robbie Tickle, October 2009 – present

Jennifer Ellison was born to parents Jane and Kevin May in Liverpool.

Her parents spilt in 1986. Jennifer’s mum remarried a man named Peter who she considers to be her father.

Jennifer has a half-sister named Jemma.

She studied dance from the age of three, first at a dance school in Liverpool then later at the Elizabeth Hill School Of Dancing in St Helens.

From the age of nine to 16, Jennifer Ellison was the world international champion at ballet and successfully auditioned for the Royal Ballet Lower School.

She was later asked to leave due to her large bust which ruined her chances for classical ballet.

Between 1998 and 2003, Jennifer played Emily Shadwick in the popular soap opera Brookside.

She dated Liverpool FC and England footballer Steven Gerrard from 2001 to 2002.

After they split she found love with Tony Richardson who proposed to her on Christmas Day in 2002. She left him after a six-year romance in 2007. 

In 2003, she appeared in the travel documentary Jennifer Ellison Does Thailand and released two hit singles.

The following year, Jennifer won Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen competition.

She later landed the role of Roxie Hart in West End show Chicago and a part in the Hollywood blockbuster Phantom Of The Opera.

In 2006 she released Jennifer Ellison’s West End Workout, a fitness DVD which combined her love of dance with exercise routines.

Jennifer was a judge on Dirty Dancing – Time Of Your Life in 2007 before coming fourth in the 2012 series of Dancing On Ice.

She started dating boxer Robbie Tickle in May 2008 and got engaged on holiday in the Maldives in October that year.

They married in Mauritius on 10 October 2009 and on 4 February 2010, Jennifer gave birth to their first child Bobby.

After previously being told by doctors that it was unlikely she would ever have another child, Jennifer welcomed a baby boy named Harry on 9 July 2013.

On 1 July 2014 Jennifer Ellison announced she was 6 months pregnant with her third child.