Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan has revealed that she will be divorcing her husband Ray Fensome after ‘hellish’ 12 months.
The couple have been together for over ten years, but Coleen revealed that the last year has left their romance ‘truly dead’.
They tied the knot in 2007 and share 16-year-old daughter Ciara together, but in her column for the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said that the pair ‘can’t go back.’
She wrote: ‘There is too much dividing me and Ray. I can hardly sit here and keep dishing out advice if I’m not being totally straight about what is going on in my own life.
‘Once you know your marriage is truly dead you need to make your peace with that, bury the past and move on. After 17 years together that’s what I’m about to do.’
The news seems to come as a shock to the singer, who also has sons Shane Jr., 29, and Jake, 25, with her ex-husband Shane Richie, as she believed they would ‘grow old’ together, but admitted she was wrong.
She said: ‘I’ve got tears pouring down my face as I write this. It’s hard to imagine that so much could have changed from that day when we married. On that day I thought there was nothing that could split us up.’
The 52-year-old insisted she fought for her marriage, but has now realised the relationship no longer works.
She added: ‘For the last couple of years I’ve got up in the morning hoping desperately everything would be alright. Now I have to admit it’s not going to be alright.’
More: Loose Women
In 2016, she confessed that her marriage was going through difficulties and revealed that she planned to undergo a trial separation with the 60-year-old guitarist.
She said at the time: ‘We’re going to do a lot of talking over the next couple of weeks, but if we can’t fix it then I want us to have counselling. The next step is a trial separation.’
Got a story?
If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you.