Jacqueline Jossa claims her relationship with Dan Osborne is "stronger than ever".

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne

The couple - who have Ella, three, and three-month-old Mia together - split in May after just 11 months of marriage but following the 27-year-old star's recent stint on 'Celebrity Big Brother', the pair have put their "bad patch" behind them and are now back together.

Dan said: "It's no secret that we went through a bad patch, but we're back together and things are really good.

"We split up earlier this year but started to get back on track when Mia was born in June and it's better than ever between us now."

Jacqueline added in a joint interview with the new issue of OK! magazine: "Our wedding rings are firmly back on and we're stronger than ever."

And Dan - who also has a four-year-old son, Teddy, from a previous relationship - admitted his stint on 'CBB' gave him a "new-found love and respect" for his wife.

He said: "My time in the house gave me a new-found love and respect for Jacqueline. I had a lot of time in there to re-evaluate things and work out what my priorities were.

"Having some space made me realise how much I cherish our relationship and how much I wanted to make things work."

But the 25-year-old actress admitted she found it "hard" to be supportive of Dan while he was on the show because of his closeness to 'Love Island' star Gabby Allen, who he had previously denied having had a fling with.

She said: "I tried to be supportive of Daniel while he was in the house but it was hard when I saw him talking about our problems or spending time with Gabby.

"I know they're just friends but it wasn't nice for me to watch because I knew what everyone would be saying about their relationship."

The former 'Only Way is Essex' star admitted he initially tried to "avoid" his housemate because he didn't want to further fuel speculation about their closeness but realised it would only cause more problems.

He said: "At first I tried really hard to avoid being near her because I knew what people would say, but it's impossible to keep that up for a whole month. We were constantly in the same room as each other - and the house isn't as big as it looks on TV - and I soon realised I couldn't avoid her forever.

"I went into the house to be myself and I couldn't do that if I was going to be off with Gabby. I get on really well with her, we're good friends, so as far as I'm concerned we had nothing to feel awkward about."