Denise Welch has separated from her husband of 23 years.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner, 53, revealed the news today on Loose Women, saying she split from Benidorm actor Tim Healy ‘some time ago’.
She was forced to come clean after allegations surfaced that she committed adultery by engaging in two separate affairs with toyboy lovers, when in fact it seems she was single the whole time.
A tearful Denise said: ‘I just want to say, this is going to be really difficult for me… My family made a decision that we would talk about this today. Tim and I separated some time ago.
‘So I’m not having an affair, we have been living our own lives for some time now.’
She added: ‘I just wanted to thank everybody. Tim and I feel a sense of relief that we don’t have to hide this anymore. We’ve actually become better friends since we’ve made the decision but we wanted to have Christmas with the family without telling anybody.
‘We’re all just going to move forward as a family. Tim and I are still going to be co-parents (to Matthew, 22, and Louis, 10) and we love each other very much.’
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