Vanessa Feltz ‘heartbroken’ as she splits from fiancé Ben Ofoedu after 16 years and claims he ‘cheated while touring holiday parks with his dance group Phats & Small’
- Radio host Vanessa and singer Ben first met in 2005
- Allegedly, Ben cheated while on tour with his dance group Phats & Small
- Vanessa has said she is heartbroken but determined to take control of her life
Vanessa Feltz has split from fiancé Ben Ofoedu and claims he “cheated with several other women”.
TV and radio presenter Vanessa, 60, said she was shocked and heartbroken by Phats & Small singer Ben’s alleged infidelity.
The couple have been together for 16 years and have regularly spoken out about their romance, often looking cozy on the red carpet at glitzy events.
But former Celebrity Big Brother flatmate Vanessa is said to have been distraught when she found out about Ben’s “double life”.
This Morning regular Vanessa reportedly found a series of social media messages and emails from Ben, 50, to other women.
End of the road: Vanessa Feltz, 60, has split from fiancé Ben Ofoedu, 50, amid claims he ‘cheated with several other women’ (Vanessa pictured last month)
She told The Sun on Sunday: “I was thinking it might take a little longer for this to come out because there’s a lot to deal with – a shock like this requires some adjustments – but I’m very saddened and disappointed that my 16 year relationship with Ben is over.
“As an agony aunt, I’ve said many times that once the trust in a relationship is gone, it can never be restored or restored.
“So I must take my own advice on this occasion.
“Who knew I’d be single at 60? But, ladies, things are moving forward and upwards, and I firmly believe that the best is yet to come.”
Vanessa and Ben first met in 2005 after divorcing surgeon Michael Kurer in 2000.
Sources told The Sun on Sunday that Ben’s return to touring with Phats & Small at holiday parks across the UK has led to his alleged wandering eye.
A friend of the couple told the publication Vanessa was “heartbroken, mortified, devastated,” but they insist she is determined to take back control of her life and focus on her new TalkTV show.
Vanessa married Michael Kurer in 1983, but their marriage ended 17 years later.
Distraught: TV and radio presenter Vanessa, 60, said she was shocked and heartbroken at the alleged infidelity of Phats & Small singer Ben (former couple pictured in May last year)