Grant Denyer has officially raised the bar for sentimental birthday posts after sharing a lengthy and affectionate birthday message to his wife Cheryl “Chezzi” Denyer.
Despite being based in Los Angeles for work, the 45-year-old Australian television personality is all too aware that distance means nothing when celebrating the love of your life.
On Wednesday, November 9, Grant took to Instagram to celebrate Chezzi’s birthday, sharing a plethora of sweet photos and praising her for being the “powerful force” holding their family together.
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“To my spectacular wife @chezzidenyer . Who we love & adore but honestly never ever thank enough… The HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS my princess,” Grant’s message starts.
“You are a powerful force that holds this entire family up. People glow in your presence. You sacrifice so much for others, and we are the lucky benefactors of that sacrifice.
“You’re warm, loving, funny, exciting, brave, encouraging, a champion in our corner and always ALWAYS the first one there to help,” he continues to write.
“We couldn’t do life without you.
“You lift us up to all be better and we are all so thankful to have you.
“We never say it enough but I hope you feel it today when Sailor, Scout, Sunday and I all scream out how much we APPRECIATE EVERYTHING you do. We love you so much.”
The television personality then shared how he could “always rely” on his beloved wife “through thick and thin, for better or worse” and called her “the glue that binds this beautiful family together”.
Grant ended his message by reminding her how much he loved her and saying “may the show never end xox”.
After sharing the lengthy birthday tribute, Chezzi took to her husband’s comment section to thank him for the message, saying: “Well this is a little bit sweet. I was wondering why so many people knew it was my birthday. Thank you.”
Grant’s post also sparked an overwhelming amount of comments from fans and followers all wishing Cheryl a happy birthday and lauding him for his post.
“You’ve set a very high bar for birthday posts here GD!!!! Good luck to us all and happy birthday Chezzi!!” wrote comedian and fellow TV personality, Pete Helliar.
“Wow, how many women would love to hear such kind words and appreciation from their husband. You’re a good one.”
“Absolutely beautifully written with such heartfelt emotion and love. Blessings always.”
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While the beloved couple has been happily married since 2010, their love story didn’t exactly have a smooth start.
Back in September 2020, for the first episode of their then-newly released podcast, It’s All True, the former Sunrise weather presenter and ex-TV producer revealed that their relationship didn’t exactly get off on the right foot.
Grant and Chezzi met while both working for Channel Seven’s Sunrise back in 2005, with Grant saying it was “shit” every time they tried to work together. Chezzi agreed, adding that her husband is very organised and professional, while she is more “haphazard, but about the big picture”.
“When we were working together on Sunrise, we hated each other. You were annoying – you kept trying to tell me how to do my job,” Grant said. “We clashed a lot – however, there is a happy ending to this story.”
He went on to share that things changed one day after they brushed hands and felt “a spark”.
“My world stopped and just loved flooded in,” he said.
“I just felt this tingle from head to toe, I went ‘I can not live without this woman, I need her in my life forever’.”
However, Grant added that it was “problematic” as Chezzi was married, while he was in another relationship.
“That took a long time to navigate,” Grant said, while Chezzi described it as “a rough journey”, which eventually saw her move back to Bathurst and give up on her career in television after rumours of their fling were splashed across the newspapers.
“We hid our love,” Grant said.
“It felt naughty, it felt wrong, but oh so right at the same time. It was so uncomfortable not knowing when we were going to be caught, I just felt like a naughty boy who was in trouble all the time.”
“It was all worth it in the end,” he added.