Zoe Ball Husband, Children, Family, Today

By Kishor Shahi | Published On: 10 Nov, 2019
Zoe Ball Husband, Children, Family, Today

Zoe Ball first rose to the limelight as the first woman to host BBC's Radio 1 Breakfast Show. After getting the first exposure to the television world as a studio audience member on a Saturday morning children's show, she worked keenly in the field of media and networking. She later settled herself as the host of Live & Kicking.

Zoe is also an actress and appeared in the movies, including Offspring (2010), Still Crazy (1998), and The Lily Savage Show (1997). 

Married, Husband & Children

The talented TV host, Zoe Ball, relished her blissful married life with the DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Quentin Leo Cook, for over one and a half-decade.

The couple tied their nuptial knot on 20 August 1999. Two years after their marriage, they welcomed their first child, Woody, in 2001. Also, the pair got blessed with their second kid Nelly in February 2010.

Everything was fine amongst the pair —she and Zoe were raising their children together, giving up their alcohol addiction to which they referred to their baby was a present of their sobriety.

Zoe Ball with her ex-husband, Quentin Leo Cook (Photo: Getty Images) 

Unfortunately, the happiness faded when they parted their ways differently in September 2016.

There were several reports of Zoe's infidelity. She got into the headlines of news frequently, including her affairs with Quentin's close friend, DJ Dan Peppe, and boyband member Tay Tay Starhz in 2015.

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Current Relationship

After five months of separation with her ex-husband, Quentin, Zoe Ball moved onto another relationship with her late boyfriend, Billy Yates.

The duo first met at BBC through a mutual friend and hit off the romances. The TV host was even spotted kissing Billy in early February 2017.

Zoe Ball with her ex-boyfriend, Billy Yates (Photo: Flynet)

Everyone were happy with Zoe's relationship, including her dad, Johnny Ball.

However, their relationship could not feather up as Billy met with a tragic demise in May 2017. As per the reports, the Antiques Roadshow cameraman died following a battle with depression at his home. Billy also had attempted a couple of suicides before his death.

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In tribute to her ex-boyfriend's death, Zoe completed a 350-mile bike ride helping Sports Relief to raise £1million. 

Regardless of the boyfriend's loss, Zoe has now moved on—as of today, she is dating Michael Reed. The lovely pair first came to the public attention in December 2017 after they celebrated their night out in London. Zoe Ball cozied up with the construction boss firm as they took themselves at a club in Soho, London. 

Net Worth

Zoe Ball is undoubtedly earning lavish income from her career in TV presenting. As per some sources, Zoe Ball's yearly salary for the BBC is around £370,000. However, as confirmed by Dailymail, she is one of the highest-paid women at BBC with £1.2million a year salary to host Radio 2 breakfast show.

Previously, she garnered the earnings ranging between £250,000 to £300,000 on Radio 2 and spin-off It Takes Two.

Besides that, Zoe's estimated annual earnings from her YouTube Channel, Zoe Ball Off Air is between $6 - $102. The channel amassed over 1.9K subscribers till May 2019. 

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Bio, Age, And Family 

Zoe Ball was born on 23 November 1970 in Blackpool, England. She stands at a decent height of 5 feet and 10 inches tall (1.78 meters).

Her parents, Johnny Ball and Julia, raised her along with her brother, Jaime. Her father is a former UK Children's TV presenter and an actor known for Inbetweeners (2001), Cabbages and Kings (1972), and My Last Five Girlfriends (2009). Her mother got married to another man named Rick after Zoe's parents divorced in 1972. But, sadly, her stepdad, Rick passed away in 2012.

Talking about her childhood experience, she still remembers a life-threatening experience with her brother, Jaime. Jaime forced her to jump off the flying plane to raise money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.