I got Jack Whitehall a naughty Christmas gift… but we always row over the same thing on Boxing Day, says Roxy Horner | The Sun

EVEN celebrity Christmases can be a bit of a let down – as Roxy Horner discovered last year. 

The model, 31, reveals the naughty present she bought for boyfriend Jack Whitehall, 34, last year has lain gathering dust on the bathroom counter. 

She tells The Sun: “I bought him a manscaper for Christmas a year ago – one of those 'hint hint' presents. 

“He rarely used it so I’ve now sneakily started using it to groom our dog. 

“It’s been repurposed as a poodlescaper.”

The couple, who have been dating for two years, live together in Jack’s pad in Notting Hill, west London with their cavapoo dog Coco.

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They moved in together quickly during the pandemic – after meeting out in Australia early 2020.

Pampered pooch Coco is often caught in the middle between the Horners and the Whitehalls at Christmas – especially when it comes to football.

This year the claws will be out as Roxy’s beloved West Ham is playing Jack’s side Arsenal on Boxing Day. 

Roxy jokes: "The silly thing is Coco often gets flooded with football merch.

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Roxy loves to spoil cavoodle Coco – the pup she shares with boyfriend Jack WhitehallCredit: Instagram

“Jack is an Arsenal supporter and my entire family are West Ham supporters. My family all come from the East End originally. 

“So Coco gets rivalry presents from both sides over Christmas.

“Last year she got an Arsenal jacket from Jack and a West Ham bowl and ball from my grandad. She must be very confused.”

Roxy says lockdown helped them keep their relationship under wraps until they were ready to go public, and they quite enjoyed the secrecy while Jack made TV appearances from their kitchen. 

Roxy was on hand to make sure her man always looked up to scratch. 

She says: “I was his unofficial make-up artist during lockdown for all of his Zooms, as I was already in a bubble with him. 

“That was quite funny as I don’t think many people knew I was actually his girlfriend at the time. 

“I sent him a fake invoice after stating that he had to pay me with extra cuddles and kisses.”

But the leggy blonde was already in the limelight after dating a few famous faces.

Famous dates

In 2013 she hit it off with TOWIE’s Joey Essex, but they split when he went on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

She was in a relationship with singer Jake Bugg for two years before they broke up in 2019.

It’s thought Roxy and the singer struggled to make things work due to their busy careers. 

In 2016, Roxy was rumoured to be dating Leonardo DiCaprio in after they were spotted twice – at Chiltern Firehouse and New York restaurant Serendipity3.

But Roxy says her 'relationship' with the Titanic actor were a surprise to her: "When you’re in the public eye people love linking you to people that you’re not actually dating. 

“I’ve read about 'boyfriends' or ‘exes’ of mine in the paper before and thought ‘oh, news to me!’”


Despite being papped on the town and a regular on British red carpets, Roxy says she longs for nothing more than a night in. 

She says: “I’m a homebody. I love nothing more than a cosy night in watching a movie. 

“Of course that rarely happens, but that’s my favourite kind of night.”

She adds: “It’s funny, I don’t consider myself glam at all. I was a total dork growing up and still am. 

“If you’ve ever seen me glam it’s because I have to be for a shoot or whatever, but if I had it my way I’d be in a tracksuit 24/7 with no make-up on.”

Jack – whom she calls her “rock” – supported her through being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year.

Roxy had suffered with fatigue, vomiting and brain fog for three years – as well as chugging litres of water. 

But her illness came to a head one night in 2021 where she lost consciousness and ended up in hospital. 

If you’ve ever seen me glam it’s because I have to be for a shoot or whatever, but if I had it my way I’d be in a tracksuit 24/7 with no make-up on

Now the autoimmune condition has made her want to help others going through the same thing. 

She says: “For the first few months I wasn’t thinking about how or if I would ever talk about it, because all I was focusing on was trying to learn how to manage this new diagnosis and feel better again.

“But once I felt a little more knowledgeable of course I needed to speak about it.

“I couldn’t believe that I didn’t know what type 1 diabetes meant before, and that there were kids out there dealing with this.

"If I’m going to live with this for the rest of my life then I wanted to, at the very least, talk about it.

“I also needed to try and turn this into something positive for my own sanity. 

“I got in touch with Diabetes UK almost immediately and I was just like, how can I help? 

“It’s not something you can hide easily anyway – you must inject yourself a few times a day, every day, or wear a pump.”

Although Roxy now feels comfortable wearing her pump in shoots, she says she's "not really allowed to change her appearance". 

“I’ve had to stay blonde since I started modelling at 13 years old," she says.

“One time I booked a month off work just so I could dye my hair blue.” 

Roxy hasn’t always been so confident when it comes to her appearance. 

The 5ft 8in beauty started modelling in her teens and first appeared in Vogue aged just 17.

She’s since made her name with shoots for Boohoo, Boux Avenue, Quiz and Superdry.

Acne battle

In her early twenties she was horrified when her perfect skin suddenly broke out in spots and she was diagnosed with acne. 

She recalls: “I remember it really knocked my confidence especially when one make-up artist at work made a comment about it. 

“I don’t think people realise when you have bad skin, it’s not always in your control.”

Now the model gets regular treatments and facials to keep her pimples at bay.

And after 15 years in the spotlight, there’s very little which offends her.

She says: “When I first started out, I used to take everything to heart, but you must toughen up. 

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