Thursday 8 December 2016

'Having my marriage split discussed by people I didn't know was the worst part,' reveals Vogue Williams

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Published 25/09/2016 | 12:24

Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams in 2013
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams in 2013
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden at the VIP Style Awards 2014
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden in 2012
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams
Vogue Williams arriving for the Lady Garden Campaign launch at TopShop Oxford Circus
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams in 2013
Brian McFadden, Vogue Williams McFadden in 2013
Vogue Williams
Vogue Williams wears Lidl's Esmara Push Up Bra, €5.99 and Lace Thong, €4.99. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Vogue Williams in Howth village,Co.Dublin this morning. Photo: Padraig O'Reilly

Vogue Williams has revealed the worst part of her split with estranged husband Brian McFadden was the public scrutiny by strangers.

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Writing in her Sunday World column, the model turned tv presenter (31) was discussing public break-ups in the wake of Brad Pitt and Angelina's high profile divorce and she reflected on her own split in 2015.

She and McFadden (36) had been married for just under three years after a whirlwind engagement. They announced last June they would be "going their separate ways".

"I know when I went through a very public break-up that having people I didn't know discuss it was one of the worst parts," she said.

Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams

"I was obviously very upset and when a marriage breaks down, there's a feeling of complete failure too. I couldn't help but read what people were saying and with so many tweets directed at me, it was impossible not to see it.

"I literally wanted to hide away, but even that was hard with photographers following me trying to get the first photo."

In June, Vogue said she would no longer be discussing her former relationship with the singer saying it "overshadowed" her professional success - namely her successful hosting deal with RTE and her growing profile in the UK.

"It was, but I’m stopping to talk about it because I literally can’t talk about it anymore," she told Irish Tatler earlier this summer.

Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams

"I work so hard every day and then it’s sort of overshadowed by a relationship that I’m not even in any more."

Vogue was recently subjected to cruel taunts by online trolls who she said called her "dumpy" and "fat" and slagged off her "cankles".

"This one is for everyone who made ridiculous comments about my weight yesterday. Regardless of if I'm a size 6 or 26 it's nobody's business and nobody has the right to body shame me or anyone else," she wrote in a comeback post.

"I'm 5'11 a size 8/10, 64kgs and 17% body fat, that's my healthy weight and I'm not changing it for anyone. It's no wonder so many people suffer with body image issues.

Vogue Williams
Vogue Williams

"Be careful with your words because next time you may get someone that is not as strong as me. Better still if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all."

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