Take That star Mark Owen feels "relieved" and "massively grateful" to his wife for forgiving him for his numerous affairs because he didn't want to split his family up.

The British pop singer hit headlines in 2010 when he confessed to cheating on his wife Emma, the mother of his two children, with at least 10 different women, before enrolling himself in rehab to address a secret drinking problem.

He subsequently reunited with his partner and they became parents to a third child last year (12), and Owen admits he owes a lot to his wife's forgiving nature.

The star tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I feel relieved every day. To be able to be around my family and around Emma, I'm really massively grateful. She's been very patient and I can never thank her enough. I love my family with all of my heart."