Monday 16 January 2017

Melanie Sykes (45) has 'no regrets' over painful divorce from ex (29)

Published 17/05/2016 | 07:45

Melanie Sykes has revealed she has 'no regrets' over painful divorce. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Melanie Sykes has revealed she has 'no regrets' over painful divorce. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Melanie Sykes attending the world premiere of Ronaldo at Vue West End Cinema in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday 9th November, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Melanie Sykes and Jack Cockings

TV presenter Melanie Sykes has revealed how painful her divorce was but says she has no regrets.

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Sykes, (45), split from roofing contractor Jack Cockings, who was 16 years her junior, just seven months after their wedding at Sherborne Castle in Dorset in 2013.

Melanie Sykes and Jack Cockings
Melanie Sykes and Jack Cockings

The couple shared a very public relationship sparked by exchanges on Twitter.

The couple's divorce is now complete and Sykes told Hello!: "I don't think I've ever been happier."

Melanie Sykes attending the world premiere of Ronaldo at Vue West End Cinema in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday 9th November, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Melanie Sykes attending the world premiere of Ronaldo at Vue West End Cinema in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday 9th November, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

She also said the experience has not put her off meeting someone else, telling the magazine: " No. I love men - I think they're great. It's silly to say I'll never be in a relationship.

"I can laugh about it now, too. It was painful at the time and you know when you can laugh about something and tease yourself about something, you're fine. And I really, really am.... I don't regret anything, no. I never do, though. I don't really regret decisions I make because the decision is based on my life at the time and who I was at the time."

Skyes, who is celebrating 20 years in the television industry, has recently moved into a new London flat with her sons Roman, 13, and Valentino, 11, from her first marriage.

Read the full article in Hello! out now.

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