Wednesday 18 October 2017

Jeremy Kyle splits with wife Carla after 13 years of a 'generally happy' marriage

Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend Ladies Day, day 2 of The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 12, 2014 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Jeremy Kyle and Carla Kyle attend Derby Day, the second day of the Epsom Derby on June 5, 2010 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

TV star Jeremy Kyle has split with wife after 13 years of marriage.

The host of the  eponymous ITV daytime chat show and Carla Germaine (40), a model, have announced their break-up, with Jeremy (50) describing their union a "generally happy" for more than a decade.

"After 13 years of a generally happy marriage, my wife and I, Carla, have separated amicably.

"We have sadly grown apart over recent years and been living apart since earlier this summer."

Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend Ladies Day, day 2 of The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 12, 2014 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend Ladies Day, day 2 of The Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 12, 2014 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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In June, Kyle said on his show that he had not had sex "in ages" when confronting a cheating spouse.

The guest said: "'Listen, I get sex from [my boyfriend] whenever I want. I don't need to go and get sex from someone else."

Jeremy retorted: "Tell him then! I've had enough talking about it. I haven't had sex for ages myself."

Jeremy Kyle and Carla Kyle attend Derby Day, the second day of the Epsom Derby on June 5, 2010 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Jeremy Kyle and Carla Kyle attend Derby Day, the second day of the Epsom Derby on June 5, 2010 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

The couple wed in 2002 and have three children together Henry, Alice and Ava.

Jeremy was previously married to Kirsty Rowley for one year and split in 1990. They have one daughter Harriet (25).

He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2012 and credited the support of his wife for getting him through it, before being given the all clear in 2013.

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Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

He previously joked about his marriage by saying that "Mrs Kyle is in charge" of their home.

"When I go home, let's be honest, I don't wear the trousers," he said.

"There isn't a man in the United Kingdom who's married who's telling the truth who says that his wife isn't in charge.

"You've met Mrs Kyle. Mrs Kyle is in charge."

Kyle's separation is the latest in a long list of celebrity splits over the summer.

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