I hadnt moved on: Davina McCall reveals she still lived with ex-husband Matthew Robertson – Daily Mail

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Davina McCall has revealed she and ex-husband Matthew Robertson still lived together after they split up and she felt like she ‘hadn’t moved on’.

The TV presenter, 53, parted ways with fellow host Matthew, 52, in 2017 following 17 years of marriage and described still living together as ‘awkward’ as she advised people to check in on their friends going through divorces. 

Speaking to Good Housekeeping, Davina told how reaching 50 was a turning point for her and said finally moving out on her own after the split was ‘transformative’.

Split: Davina McCall has revealed she and ex-husband Matthew Robertson still lived together after they split up and she felt like she 'hadn't moved on'

Split: Davina McCall has revealed she and ex-husband Matthew Robertson still lived together after they split up and she felt like she 'hadn't moved on'

Split: Davina McCall has revealed she and ex-husband Matthew Robertson still lived together after they split up and she felt like she ‘hadn’t moved on’

She said: ‘The summer after my [50th] birthday, Matthew and I had split up, and I was in a real transitional phase of my life. 

‘We’d still been living in our house together, which was awkward. I hadn’t moved on and I was in this weird no-man’s land. But then I moved out and started renting a place and that felt like the first step in a new phase. 

‘I thought, “Okay, we can look forward now.” It was transformative. And since then, I’ve really tried to simplify my life and scale it down, which has been a very positive thing.’ 

Davina and Matthew are parents to children Holly, 19, Tilly, 17, and Chester, 14. 

Honest: Davina told how reaching 50 was a turning point for her and said finally moving out on her own after the split was 'transformative'

Honest: Davina told how reaching 50 was a turning point for her and said finally moving out on her own after the split was 'transformative'

Honest: Davina told how reaching 50 was a turning point for her and said finally moving out on her own after the split was ‘transformative’

Ex: The TV presenter parted ways with fellow host Matthew in 2017 following 17 years of marriage (pictured together in 2013)

Ex: The TV presenter parted ways with fellow host Matthew in 2017 following 17 years of marriage (pictured together in 2013)

Ex: The TV presenter parted ways with fellow host Matthew in 2017 following 17 years of marriage (pictured together in 2013)

Asked to give her advice on going through a divorce, Davina said to check in on anyone in the midst of one, even if they seem like they’re handling it well.

She said: ‘My advice to friends of anyone going through it is: even if someone looks fine, support them. 

‘No one gets divorced without really thinking about it – this idea that people rush into it, that just doesn’t happen. It’s an enormous deal and it really is hard, so be there.’

Elsewhere during the interview, Davina discussed her relationship with her appearance, admitting she ‘hated herself’ when she was younger.

She said: 'The summer after my [50th] birthday, Matthew and I had split up, and I was in a real transitional phase of my life'

She said: 'The summer after my [50th] birthday, Matthew and I had split up, and I was in a real transitional phase of my life'

She said: ‘The summer after my [50th] birthday, Matthew and I had split up, and I was in a real transitional phase of my life’

She said: ‘When I was younger, I used to look in the mirror and I hated myself. It’s weird because I was so slim and toned, and yet I was so critical. 

‘Now I have wrinkly skin on my tummy, I have a little varicose vein down one leg, I have flabby bits on my arms, and there’s nothing I can do about it – but I think I look fierce! 

‘I see the same thing happening with my girls, and I think, “Don’t worry, you’ll love yourself in the end, you just have to get through this bit”.’

The former Big Brother host recently admitted she felt ‘all washed up’ after going through menopause.

Davina added: 'We'd still been living in our house together, which was awkward. I hadn't moved on and I was in this weird no-man's land. But then I moved out and started renting a place and that felt like the first step in a new phase'

Davina added: 'We'd still been living in our house together, which was awkward. I hadn't moved on and I was in this weird no-man's land. But then I moved out and started renting a place and that felt like the first step in a new phase'

Davina added: ‘We’d still been living in our house together, which was awkward. I hadn’t moved on and I was in this weird no-man’s land. But then I moved out and started renting a place and that felt like the first step in a new phase’

She appeared in a one-off special Davina McCall, Sex, Myths and Menopause exploring the hidden struggles millions of women go through, earning praise from fans for shining a light on the taboo issue.

During the documentary Davina, who now takes HRT to help manage her symptoms, explained she was ‘angry’ to learn she was perimenopausal at the age of just 44, as the documentary also saw her explore the controversial treatment.

On being inspired to speak out about the menopause, Davina said: ‘I was frustrated that no one was talking about this thing that 51% of the nation goes through. 

‘I started experiencing symptoms when I was 44. I had real brain fog; I couldn’t read an autocue and it got so bad that a producer asked if I was okay. 

She said: 'I thought, "Okay, we can look forward now." It was transformative. And since then, I've really tried to simplify my life and scale it down, which has been a very positive thing'

She said: 'I thought, "Okay, we can look forward now." It was transformative. And since then, I've really tried to simplify my life and scale it down, which has been a very positive thing'

She said: ‘I thought, “Okay, we can look forward now.” It was transformative. And since then, I’ve really tried to simplify my life and scale it down, which has been a very positive thing’

‘My keys were in the fridge, my phone was in the bin, and I had no energy. And I had no idea it was the menopause because there’s so little information. 

‘Thankfully, when I found out what was going on, I started on HRT and it changed my life. It brought me back.’

Read the full interview with Davina McCall in the July issue of Good Housekeeping on sale the 2 of June. 

It is available in all supermarkets and online at MagsDirect https://magsdirect.co.uk/magazine-category/lifestyle/good-housekeeping-lifestyle/.       

Interview: Read the full interview with Davina McCall in the July issue of Good Housekeeping on sale the 2 of June

Interview: Read the full interview with Davina McCall in the July issue of Good Housekeeping on sale the 2 of June

Interview: Read the full interview with Davina McCall in the July issue of Good Housekeeping on sale the 2 of June

 

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