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Sebastien Bowen Is Deborah James husband- 7 Unknown Facts About Him

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Sebastien Bowen is known as the husband of Deborah James, the famous BBC host. Although Deborah has managed, for many years to keep her private life away from the media and her husband has also shunned the limelight, he has since been pulled in after the announcement that his wife was suffering from colon cancer.

The pair got married in 2008 and by 2015, there were reports that they were on their way to divorce because of some issues they had. However, they have since mended fences after her health challenges and have since remained happy.

While not much is known about him in the public domain, here is all we know about Deborah James’s husband.

Every Fact About Sebastien Bowen


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1. Who is Sebastien Bowen? 

Not much is known about Sebastien Bowen including where he was born and when.  It is known, however, that he was brought up in the United Kingdom, although he speaks both English and French.

He got his education from St. Paul’s School in London and his master’s degree from the University of Edinburg. More so, he also obtained his MA from the same institution.

Career-wise, he is said to have spent over two decades working in the financial sector.  From 2002 to 2010, he worked with Ardian as the company’s Senior Investment Manager. After that, he joined Pomona where he rose to become a partner. Before all these, he worked with MetLife Investments as a director.

2. Sebastien Bowen and Deborah James got married in 2008

Details are not available on how they met and started dating, but it is known that Sebastien Bowen and Deborah James got married in July 2008. In 2018, the couple celebrated their 10th anniversary on a French Island. Interestingly, this was the same Island that they ran to for their honeymoon after they got wedded.

3. Their marriage is blessed with two kids

The marriage between the podcast host and her husband has been blessed with two making kids, Eloise who as of 2022 was12 years old, and Hugo who was 14 at the time.

4. Deborah James and Sebastien Bowen were once separated

A few years after they got married, the BBC host and her husband experiences some issues that forced Bowen to move out in 2015. They remained separated for close to 2 years and were on the verge of getting a divorce. They hired lawyers and were said to have tried seeing other people but they later shoved aside the acrimonious divorce process to rework their union. Since then, they have remained very close.

5. She was diagnosed with cancer shortly after they came back

Only months after they decided to work on their marriage, Deborah James received the shocking news that she had stage 4 colon cancer. Since then, her husband has remained her strong rock all through her struggle with the disease.

According to her, it was after the diagnosis that she came to an understanding that no marriage was perfect. She came to appreciate her husband more, and to love him and their kids better than she ever did, no longer taking things for granted.

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6. Deborah James wants her husband to remarry after she dies

With her failing health as a result of cancer, the TV host made it known that she wishes for her husband to marry again if she dies. She made it known after realizing that the drugs she was taking were no longer working.

More so, she saw that the widower of her friend, Rachael Bland who died as a result of cancer has found a new woman who has made him happy, hence she wants the same for her husband in case she dies.

7. Sebastien Bowen’s wife has left her final message

With all efforts to save her from cancer failing, Deborah James dropped a heartbreaking post on Instagram in which she thanked everyone who has stood by her side, detailing that she is now in hospice care as all cancer treatments have stopped working for her. The emotional posts also detailed her dreams of seeing her kids grow but all these are now behind her as no one knows how long she has left.

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