‘She must look at me and think – what a huge mistake!’ James Corden details marriage to wife Julia as he prepares to leave LA for good
James Corden has gushed about his wife and pride for Britain as the talk show host plans his return to the UK.
The Late Late Show host, 44, spoke openly about his relationship with his wife Julia Carey describing the moment that he met her as a ‘miracle’.
Corden and his family are preparing to leave Los Angeles to return to his native UK, with the move coming after he was hit with a huge backlash after being accused of abusing staff at Balthazar.
He joked on Good Morning Britain that his wife must look at him every day and go ‘What did I do? It’s a huge mistake!’
Moving on: James Corden appeared on Good Morning Britain on Friday to talk about his return to the UK and his relationship with wife Julia
Romance: The talk show host, 44, opened up on his pride for Britain after his years in Los Angeles and his love for his wife Julia Carey (pictured together in 2011)
James Corden and wife Julia officially moved into this Brentwood home in December 2017 after purchasing the property for $9.7 million
The funny man said that being in the US was never his ‘final destination’ and described the UK as ‘amazing’.
James said: ‘I love where we live, I love being in Los Angeles… I love it but we always knew it was an adventure and not a final destination.
‘This place is amazing, this little island. The things it’s created, the things it’s given the world. I’ve always been very proud to call it home.’
He is planning to sell his $9.7million LA home, with realtor Alicia Drake spotted at his Brentwood mansion last week with Million Dollar Listing LA star James Harris.
The Gavin and Stacey star has revealed he will be stepping down as host of The Late Late Show, and said the last show would be ’emotional’.
He said: ‘It’s going to be really emotional. It’s going to be a real thing to draw it to a close. I’m so proud of what we’ve done.’
Speaking about how he met his wife Julia, 46, he gushed: ‘I absolutely knew minute one that I couldn’t do any better than this. When I met Jules… It’s a miracle.
‘Every day she must just look at me… ‘What did I do? It’s a huge mistake!”
The family will relocate in the coming months, with James Harris insisting that he was only at the Corden’s home as a ‘social’ thing.
His property won’t be listed publicly, and will be sold in a private sale, with DailyMail.com’s exclusive pictures showing Harris leaving the property last week.
Million Dollar Listing LA star James Harris and realtor Alicia Drake (center), and another unidentified woman were seen exiting James Corden’s Brentwood home Thursday for a purported ‘social’ visit
‘Emotional’: The Gavin and Stacey star has revealed he will be stepping down as host of The Late Late Show, and said the last show would be ’emotional’
Harris’ wife Valeria is close friends with Julia, and the Million Dollar Listing star insisted that he was not there to appraise the house.
Friends of James have previously spoken of his wish to return to his native Britain ‘to be closer to family’.
Ben Turner, the co-founder of his production company Fulwell 73, told Variety he is ‘really excited to get James back in the UK’ in an interview in July.
James is due to finish filming his final series of the Late Late Show in the spring, with Turner telling the magazine: ‘[Corden] has just got so many strings to his bow, and ‘Late’ is a big commitment that’s taken up so much of his time.
‘We’re just really excited about having him back in the UK., and all the stuff that that entails, but it is a big moment for us.’
Harris and Drake (right) along with another woman were spotted outside of the $10 million Brentwood residence owned by the host of The Late Late Show as rumors swirl that Corden may be looking to move back to Britain following his late-night exit
The sprawling home has a massive backyard with its own pavilion and swimming pool
Corden purchased his $9.7m five-bedroom Brentwood home in 2017 after moving to the property from a rented mansion in Pacific Palisades.
The lavish property sprawls across 8,600sqft and comes complete with seven bathrooms, a wood-paneled library, a media room and a private gym.
Harris, who is also British, has plenty of experience in selling high value properties. In 2019, he and David Parnes handled the sale of Petra Ecclestone’s former home – dubbed The Manor – for $120m.
The vast property, which was built by producer Aaron Spelling, became the sixth most expensive home ever sold in LA County when the deal went through.
The amenities in the backyard provide plenty of shaded spots to shield the family from the hot Southern California sun
Corden’s visitors signal that the U.K. native is ready to head home after his time with The Late Late Show comes to a close in the spring
The massive kitchen included plenty of counterspace for the family to cook as well as multiple options for spaces to eat
Harris and Parnes also dealt with the sale of a huge apartment that once belonged to Cher the same year and have racked up over $3bn in property sales since 2017.
Corden’s home is relatively small by Harris and Parnes’ standards but the Brentwood property is similar to other homes sold by the British realtors.
Harris’ visit came as the comedian’s reputation took a hit, after he was dubbed ‘a tiny cretin of a man’ by Keith McNally – the British owner of upscale New York restaurant Balthazar.
In a series of scathing social media posts, McNally claimed the comedian berated servers on two separate occasions and said he planned to ‘86’ – ban – Corden from his restaurant.
According to McNally, one of Corden’s rants came after he found a hair in his meal leading him to demand free rounds of drinks and threaten to post nasty reviews on Yelp.
Realtor Alicia Drake, pictured, confirmed Corden’s property is up for sale. She said: ‘It won’t be listed – it’s a private sale.’
Corden, seen driving earlier this week, was reportedly one of the rudest customers Balthazar owner Keith McNally
A bathroom on the home’s second floor led out to a balcony overlooking the beautiful backyard
On the second occasion, Corden blew up when his wife Julia was served an egg yolk omelet that also contained a trace of egg white – which the comedian later claimed she was allergic to.
Corden then phoned McNally to apologize for his behavior but reignited the row via an interview with the New York Times published Friday in which he said the drama was ‘beneath me’ and denied doing anything wrong.
He also complained about the backlash, telling the newspaper: ‘I feel so Zen about the whole thing.
‘Because I think it’s so silly. I just think it’s beneath all of us. It’s beneath you. It’s certainly beneath your publication.’
One of the bedrooms had a massive floorplan that allowed for additional couches. The room also featured its own fireplace
Enough is enough: McNally described Corden’s alleged blowups in June and earlier this month, while also claiming he behaved similarly at his previous restaurant
Comparing the media response to his bad behavior to a school principal helping classroom bullies, he added:
‘The principal makes the decision to stand up and say, ‘I’d like all of those bullies to come up onto the stage and say, into the microphone, what they’ve just been saying in the hallway over there.’
The interview then sparked a response from McNally who demanded Corden apologize to the servers he abused.
In an Instagram post made on Friday, he said: ‘I have no wish to kick a man when he’s down, but I believe the best way for James Corden to retrieve some of the vast respect the public had for him before this incident is to own up to it and apologize to the young servers he abused.’
He added: ‘Whatever Corden meant, his implication was clear: he didn’t do it.’
The restauranteur concluded his outburst, by saying if Corden ‘apologizes to the 2 servers he insulted, I’ll let him eat free at Balthazar for the next 10 years.’
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