Doctor Who’s David Tennant opens up on ‘trauma’ faced with wife Georgia

Doctor Who actor David Tennant met actress and producer Georgia, 38, on-set of the sci-fi series when she starred in the role of the Doctor’s daughter, Jenny.

The pair have been married since 2011, and have five children between them, including Olive, Wilfred, Doris, Birdie and Georgia’s eldest child Ty, who was adopted by the Good Omens actor.

David and Georgia keep their personal life fairly private, but have previously delved into challenges they’ve faced together.

He recently spoke of his very strong bond with Georgia in an interview alongside Cush Jumbo ahead of the pair playing the Macbeths at London’s Donmar Warehouse.

“I look to my wife for guidance: I don’t make a decision without her,” he explained to The Guardian.

“We’ve been through some trauma which has induced an even stronger bond.”

In 2018, the pair faced a particularly difficult time when Georgia was diagnosed with and successfully treated for early stage cervical cancer.

“It was a very weird experience,” shared David to The Telegraph. “Because we found out the bad news after it had been dealt with, so we had the relief at the same time as the horror.”

She recalled how she told David to answer the phone when receiving an update from doctors.

Georgia had a biopsy and a cervical excision to remove tissue causing a concern after an abnormal smear.

“I obviously knew there was going to be something, so David got the news first: that it was bad but that they’d got rid of it," she shared.

“And then he made me get on the phone so that I could hear it from the doctor myself, because he knew that was something I needed to do."

Georgia documented her journey with followers on her blog, urging others to book smear tests to avoid similar situations.

The mum-of-five penned at the time: "The lovely doctor called yesterday. Results are back. It was cancer. They've got it all but it was cancer. Survived cancer without ever realising I had it. As you can tell I’m still processing this, it's quite a thing to get your head round.

"My betraying little cervix had begun an attempt to kill me off and by a stroke of baffling luck I had stopped it, beat it, cut it out before it had a chance to make it out of the starting gates (that’s dog racing speak for 'hadn't spread beyond the layers they'd already removed')."

She added: "Survived cancer without ever realising I had it. As you can tell I'm still processing this, it's quite a thing to get your head round. The swirling storm cloud of 'what ifs?'. I'm currently half terrified child, half superhero."

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