It seems like only yesterday when the famous English comedian Joe Wilkinson secretly got married to his girlfriend, Petra Exton.
But that was in 2015, almost four years ago.
In an interview, Joe Wilkinson actually mentioned his wedding day, saying, “I got married to Petra at Brighton Town Hall at the end of July. We then had a fairly low-key do in Cooksbridge. We were very lucky as that was outside and it turned out to be a lovely sunny day.”
Well, that sounds nice and all, but we definitely need more details, right?
Like, how did they meet? What’s their story?
Turns out, Joe and Petra got acquainted all the way back in 2011 after meeting at a party through mutual friends. And since they were both living in Brighton at the time, they eventually started dating and kept a steady courtship going that ended up with the famous comedian popping the question to his beloved girlfriend.
And this leads us to the next obvious question.
Well, Petra seems to keep her private life and intimate details under wraps for the most part. So, not much information is available online about her childhood or her family life.
But, here is what we do know.
Petra Exton is a creative photographer, with an instagram account filled with delightful pictures of landscapes and other beautiful shots to prove her love of photography.
She reportedly got her professional training in photography from London College of Communication in 2010.
She also happens to be a self-trained interior decorator, and often meshes it with her love for photography in the form of lifestyle photographs. Even her instagram bio reads ‘Image maker’, ‘Interior Style’, and ‘Vintage Home Lover’.
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Latest project. Spent the last 6 weeks getting this place ready for its’ first guests ta dah! Hope they like it 🤩 #airbnb #interiorstyle #interiordesign #interiordesignideas #beachstyledecor #guestready #studioapartment #weekendgetaway #weekendbreak #brighton #hove #holiday #escape #hideaway #getaway #staycation #holidaylet #brighton #hove
From her aesthetically pleasing instagram page to her real life work, Petra Exton seems to be a woman with a lot of experience.
First of all, let’s start with her most recent known employment. She worked at New Natives as a resource manager and consultant since December 2017.
She also held similar positions as resource manager slash consultant at Bloom Worldwide, Webcredible, and Propellernet in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively.
And we’re not done yet.
Even before that, she worked as a freelance resource director for Glue Isobar in 2012, and yet again as resource management consultant at Sightsavers from February to May in 2013.
And as far as Petra’s lovely family life goes, Joe mentioned in an interview that he and his wife liked to explore Sussex during their free time as they felt there was just so much to see down there.
Can’t disagree with that. It is a beautiful place.
And while Petra and Joe don’t have any kids of their own yet, Petra often is seen entertaining her nieces and snapping cute pictures of them.