Saturday 22 July 2017

'I would be lying if I said things were easy' - Dr Eva Orsmond opens up about ending her 21-year marriage

Dr Eva doesn't do compromise. Photo: Kip Carroll
Dr Eva doesn't do compromise. Photo: Kip Carroll
Dr Eva is about to appear on Dancing With the Stars on RTE. Photo: Kip Carroll
Dr Eva Orsmond & Wyatt Orsmond in 2013
High expectations: Dr Eva. Photo: Kip Carroll
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Dr Eva Orsmond has opened up about ending her 21-year marriage.

Speaking to the Sunday Independent's Life magazine, Dr Eva revealed how she and her husband of 21 years Wyatt ended their marriage amicably, and how regrets are not something she would ever have.

"I would be lying if I said these things were easy, but the most important thing is to emphasise that I wouldn't be where I am or who I am without Wyatt, and he wouldn't be where or who he is without me."

"So it's very amicable and we obviously have done great things together and even though, obviously, our romantic relationship is over, and I suppose has been for a while, our business relationship is going really well."

Dr Eva is about to appear on Dancing With the Stars on RTE. Photo: Kip Carroll
Dr Eva is about to appear on Dancing With the Stars on RTE. Photo: Kip Carroll

Dr Eva, who is set to put her dancing shoes on for RTE's new Dancing With the Stars, said that it's important to understand that "you can't have everything."

"Life is full of choices and you can't have everything and that's something we have to understand. Change is not easy but change can be good. And when you gain something, you lose something. But I see life as a journey and if there is one thing I don't do, it's regrets."

"I believe I was not getting the best out of myself and he was not getting best out of himself and we only have one life. It's so funny how life goes. There are days I don't know what to think any more."

Eva has two sons with Wyatt, Christopher and Evan, both of whom are in their late teens, and said that "nothing has really changed for them" since the marriage ended.

Dr Eva Orsmond & Wyatt Orsmond in 2013
Dr Eva Orsmond & Wyatt Orsmond in 2013

"Nothing has really changed for them because Evan is with his girlfriend and Christopher is in Finland, and I am still really close and really good friends with Wyatt," she said.

"I hope that not too much will change; I hope that it stays that way."

"It's not like I think I'm a perfect mother, but I do think the boys have seen a lot and they have been given all they need by us. From Wyatt they got the stable, loving father and from me, the pushy mother."

"And it's hard, but I don't want to be in a situation in five, 10, 15 years where I think I should have followed my instincts. And maybe I'll say I made the wrong mistakes or had the wrong instincts, but at least I tried."

High expectations: Dr Eva. Photo: Kip Carroll
High expectations: Dr Eva. Photo: Kip Carroll

'Dancing With the Stars' starts on Sunday, January 8, at 6.30pm on RTE One

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