Gino D’Acampo has admitted that he doesn’t feel the need to call his wife Jessica Morrison when he’s away for work.
The celebrity chef, 46, explained that "there is no need" to contact his wife if there is no emergency and hit out at his friends for "living forever" in their wives’ pockets.
"I could be filming in Italy or somewhere in the world for two weeks and I would perhaps call my wife once, or twice,," he said.
"What’s the point in bothering your wife to the point I need to pretend to want to make a phone call is insane! I don’t buy into it."
He also admitted that his relationship with his wife is very different to the ones his friends have with their partners.
"I’m always the one who complains, and they explain that if they don’t, their wife will be angry at them tonight," he told the Express.
D’Acampo met his wife when he was 18 and working at Sylvester Stallone’s Mambo King restaurant in Marbella.
The TV star, who has praised his wife as "a very clever woman" who "understood me from day one", went on to marry Morrison in 2002.
The pair, who share children Luciano, 21, Rocco, 18, and Mia, 10, renewed their vows last year on his ITV show, Gino’s Family Adventure.
Last year, in an interview with Giovanna Fletcher, the TV chef also made some controversial comments about parenting, admitting just how uninterested he was in being a father.
“I don’t want to say I don’t like children, because it’s not true... don’t like the children when they’re children,” he said, on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast.
‘I don’t want to do children things – colouring, all that crap, glittering, not interested, never been interested, never, ever, ever… I don’t have patience for kids.
“For me, they can come to me and start to talk to me sensibly after about 13 – they need to be teenagers. I’m more present now for my boys than I was before.”