Greg James Engaged, Girlfriend, Gay

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Greg James Engaged, Girlfriend, Gay

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1985-12-17
  • Age 34 Years 2 Month(s)
  • Nationality British
  • Birth Place Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
  • Profession Radio Presenter
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Father Alan Milward
  • Mother Rosemary Milward
  • Sister/s Catherine
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Bella Mackie (m. 2018)
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Ex-Girlfriend Ellie Goulding
  • Gay No
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Career 2006-present
  • High School Bishop's Stortford High School
  • College University of East Anglia
  • Height/ How Tall? 6' 4" (1.93 m)
  • Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Green

Greg James shot to fame via his work as a BBC's Radio 1 DJ. In 2018, he moved up the ranks and landed the coveted role of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show host, replacing Nick Grimshaw. Since then, he continues to capture British hearts in the early airwave.

Ex-Girlfriend: The Pop Princess

The 'Best Male Presenter' award receiver of the year 2005, Greg James has a fascinating past of dating a pop princess, Ellie Goulding. The two first met when the presenter, Greg attended Ellie's early live shows and eventually began budding a love relationship from June 2010.

Greg with his former flame Ellie Goulding on Elle Style Awards in 2011 (Photo Credit:

Being in a relationship, the two made several public appearances as well as appeared on different events flaunting their bond, that looked carefree, cute, and intense at the same time.

The duo also made an appearance at The Empire Leicester Square, attending the UK Premiere of Burlesque in London in December 2010.


Besides making such a beautiful couple, Greg and Ellie found it hard to spend time together because of their busy schedules, which consequently led to the end of their relationship.

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Greg and Ellie decided to split after 18 months of togetherness; the news of their split hit the grounds on 9 January 2012.

According to a news report, Greg went on to reveal that he wanted to be known for his career, but not for his past relationship with Ellie. However, the broken relationship hadn't put him off dating another celebrity as he explains,

"I would never be put off by anyone’s level of fame. I don’t hide from the showbiz world, I’ve just worked out what I like. As long as people don’t know me just for showbizzy stuff. A few years ago that was my biggest fear. I don’t want to be remembered for doing anything else than my job."

Likewise, the presenter also talked about relationships and what his status is after the split with girlfriend Elle Goulding. He said,

"People will ask me about Ellie and it doesn’t matter. I am very loose-lipped. I’ve grown up in the last couple of years and realized you shouldn’t take anything too seriously."

Greg continued,

"Whatever the situation, I think I’d be fine, whether [interviewing] an ex or someone I went on a date with and it didn’t work out. Life goes on. People get off with each other all the time, that’s life."

In one of the funny replies to a tweet on April 2015, Greg mentioned about getting engaged to Rick Edwards, which seemingly made Greg appear as a gay man. However, his after relationship afterward justified his straight sexuality.

Wedding Details

Greg got married to Bella Mackie on September 2018. The pair supposedly tied the knot at Tavistock House in Camden.

The joyous wedding ceremony came after Bella proposed the radio host in February 2018. But, he kept the news to himself and enjoyed alone time with his journalist fiance’. Finally, in June 2018, he revealed the engagement via Instagram.

Greg James poses with wife Bella Mackie on June 2019 (Photo: Bella Mackie's Instagram)

Since the engagement and wedding ceremony, Greg has become more open about his personal life. He shared about his unique wedding night, hunting for McDonald’s at 4 am in London.

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Sadly, he couldn’t find any and retuned to his hotel room empty-handed. The honeymoon couple found relief after ordering in Domino’s pizza, the next morning.

Greg's Career And Earnings

Greg began presenting the Radio 1 Early Breakfast show on October 2007, after spending enough time covering for JK and Joel and Sara Cox. He also worked in shows The Greg James Show and Radio 1's Drivetime Show.

The British radio presenter earns a fair salary between 150,000 to 199,999 pounds from his job, which is equal to the earnings of other presenters like Shaun Keaveny and Adrian Chiles. Greg, however, keeps his net worth still covered up, despite being well off collecting a decent salary.