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'She looked aghast at why this woman would be with me': Lee Mack claims people don't believe his wife Tara started dating him before he 'made a bit of money'

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Daily Mail
 2021-02-15

Lee Mack has admitted he was asked whether he had 'saved' his wife's life in order to get her to go out with him.

The comedian, 52, told how some believe his wife Tara must have been attracted by his success, rather than who he is as a person.

Lee revealed that fellow comedian Roisin Conaty's sister once asked him if the couple had got together after he had 'made a bit of money'.

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Surprised: Lee Mack has admitted he was asked whether he had 'saved' his wife's life in order to get her to go out with him (pictured together in 2013)

Speaking on his podcast I Can't Believe It's Not Buddha, Lee said: '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?"

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Rude: The comedian, 52, told how some people believe his wife Tara must have been attracted by his success, rather than who he is as a person (pictured in 2015)
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Taken aback: Lee revealed that fellow comedian Roisin Conaty's sister once asked him if the couple had got together after he had 'made a bit of money' (Roisin pictured in 2020)

'I thought that's an incredibly bold statement to make after five minutes of meeting someone.'

Lee and Tara tied the knot in 2005 and are parents to Arlo, 17, Louie, 15 and Millie, eight.

It comes after Lee recently admitted that he has been tested for ADHD after hearing 'nine radio channels' in his head at once.

The comedian also admitted it can cause a problem when he attends the pub with his friends as he listens to multiple conversations at the same time.

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Lee said: '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?"'

He revealed he is yet to be officially diagnosed, but believes he exhibits symptoms as he switches between 'obsessive concentration' and becoming 'distracted easily'.

Lee said on Walking The Dog podcast in January: 'To me it is like eight or nine radio channels going off at once. Most people can tune into one, but you tend to tune into nine.'

'But the problem is you’re not listening to any one of them succinctly enough, or you have mad obsessive concentration on one thing.'

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a behavioural condition defined by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Symptoms typically appear at an early age and include constant fidgeting, poor concentration, excessive movement or talking, acting without thinking and careless mistakes, to name a few.

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He added: 'I thought that's an incredibly bold statement to make after five minutes of meeting someone' (pictured in 2019)

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