Lee Mack says wife Tara is so gorgeous no-one believes they met before he was famous
Lee Mack has been blessed with a stunning wife, but he says no-one believes that they found love before he got famous.
The Not Going Out Star, 52, said he has to put up with people believing that his other half Tara was attracted by his high profile and fortune, rather than his charm and humour.
A fellow comedian's sister even asked if Lee had had to do something heroic to save her life in order to convince her to go out with him, Lee revealed.
The sister of Roisin Conaty, 41, had revealed her belief that they had got together when Lee's fame rose, but he explained that he'd actually known Tara since his university days.
Lee said on a recent podcast: "We talked the other day with Roisin Conaty.
"Her sister met Tara and said 'I assume you two have been together after you became a comedian and a bit of money.'
"And I said 'no, no, we met before I ever was a comedian when we were at university.'
"And she looked aghast at why this woman would be with me.
"And do you know what she said? 'Did you save her life or something?'
"I thought that's an incredibly bold statement to make after five minutes of meeting someone."
Lee and Tara married in 2005 and they have three children: Arlie, Louie and Millie.
He first shot to fame by winning So You Think You're Funny at the 1995 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The comic has also starred on Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo and is a team captain on Would I Lie to You?