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John Nettles’ Wife Cathryn Sealey Now Runs An Art Gallery

Cathryn Sealey is the second and current wife of the renowned actor and author, John Nettles. While his life with his first spouse, Joyce Nettles is extensively covered, the story with Sealey remains under wraps.

So, delve inside to learn more about the Cathryn behind the fame, including her personal and professional life. Find out what Sealey is doing now.

What is John Nettles’ wife Cathryn Sealey Doing Now?

Cathryn, who goes by the name Kathy Nettles now runs Kathy Nettles Art, an art gallery. She founded the gallery in July 2017.

She is not an ordinary artist. Her artwork has been exhibited in several places in and outside the United Kingdom.

Kathy’s first exhibition ‘Cornwall, Colour and Coast,’ was held in Henley on Thames, UK in 2018. The second one, ‘Edge of Land and Sea,’ was held in Shire Hall, Bodmin, Devon which was with Eliza Aspinall and Belinda Garner.


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Similarly, her first international show, ‘Grand Living Realty Art Show’ was held in Palm Coast, Florida, in 2021.

In addition, her most recent exhibition took place in Coombe Park, Mare and Foal Sanctuary, a non-profit organization devoted to making a difference in the lives of foals, horses, and ponies, on 21 June 2023. The money from the auction went to the charity.

As for her current whereabouts, she lives in Holsworthy, Devon.

Her Educational Background

Sealey graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Medicine Therapy from Thames Valley University. As stated above, the celebrity spouse was previously a nurse. Leaving this aspect of her life behind, she has embarked on her artistic journey.

Attending painting courses at the prestigious Newlyn School of Art from 2018 to 2023, she developed her artistic voice.

Moreover, she also took the year-long Professional Landscape Mentoring course alongside the ones led by Ashley Hanson.

Furthermore, Cathryn, along with her husband, John, heavily contributes to Mare and Foal Sanctuary, where Nettles is a patron.

Cathryn Sealey And John Nettles Have Been Together For Over Four Decades

Sealey and Nettles, married in July 1995 in Evesham, Worcestershire, have been together for over four decades. After meeting at a showbiz party in the early 1980s, the couple started dating soon after.

While not being involved in the entertainment industry, Cathryn was invited to a party by one of the cast of The Les Dawson Show, organized by the late comedian, Les Dawson.

John Nettles and his wife Cathryn Sealey together
Cathryn and John have been married since 1995.

Enchanted by her charms and good looks, he “rescued” her from Dawson, who was making a “rude joke about farting turtle.” Talking to the DailyMail about their encounter, Nettles said,

Cathryn had been invited by one of the cast, and I was bowled over by how beautiful she was. So when I saw Les boring her rigid with a very rude joke about a farting turtle, I asked her if she wanted a drink and whisked her away.

A friendship might have sparked following the meeting, which flourished into a loving relationship, ultimately leading to them walking down the aisle together in 1995. The private ceremony was held near Stratford-on-Avon.

The Lovebirds Lived In a Barn Following Their Wedding

After exchanging the vows, the soulmates made a home out of a barn. Sealey and her husband bought a barn near Stratford.

The couple converted it into a house where they lived for a long time. Living with their dogs, the big space of the converted barn was among the few things that attracted the husband and wife.

John Nettles' Wife Cathryn Nettles with a dog
Cathryn and her puppy.

According to The Free Library, their place was spacious enough for their dogs to bark as much as they wanted. Because of the isolated nature of the place, the noise would not be a hassle to their neighbors.

Cathryn Is A Stepmother

Before exchanging the vows with Cathryn, Nettles was married to a renowned casting director, Joyce Middleton, from 1966 to 1979. During their union, he became a father to a baby daughter, Emma Nettles.

Cathryn and John do not have any children. But, Sealey is close to her stepdaughter. Talking about her, Emma once said,

“Cathy is a wonderful lady. Dad is so happy, and if anyone deserves happiness, he does.”

While there is limited information about Cathryn and her stepdaughter, the available details portray a happy relationship between them.

Cathryn Sealey Reignited Nettles’ Faith In Love

Following John’s divorce from his first spouse Joyce, he was quite heartbroken. Joyce and John maintained their professional relationship even after the separation. However, a failed romantic life affected the actor drastically. He had lost faith in love and loving, that is, until Cathryn came into his life.

Hypnotized by her charms and good looks, Nettles fell in love with his current better half the moment he laid his eyes on her.

Cathryn Sealey and partner Nettles.
Nettles poses with his wife, Cathryn.

Nettles’ daughter Emma also mentioned how her dad looked happy after he met Sealey.

Even after three decades, the lovebirds feel the same way about one another and their love for one another has only soared over the years.