‘I was convinced we'd grow old together’ – Coleen Nolan emotionally announces divorce from husband Ray Fensome
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‘I was convinced we'd grow old together’ – Coleen Nolan emotionally announces divorce from husband Ray Fensome

COLEEN Nolan has announced she has filed for divorce from her husband Ray Fensome after ten years of marriage.

The Loose Women panellist, 52, said she was devastated to announce the split after "much hard work and many efforts" to save the relationship.

Writing in her agony aunt column in The Mirror, Coleen admitted she was “convinced they would grow old together”, but had decided to go their separate ways after a “hellish” past year.

She wrote: "Me and my husband Ray are divorcing. I wanted to tell you first as I can hardly sit here and keep dishing out advice if I'm not being totally straight about what is going on in my own life.

"It's hard to imagine that so much could have changed from that day in 2008 when we married.

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"On that day, I thought there was nothing that could split us up. I was convinced we'd grow old together, hobbling to the post office to collect our pensions.

"But a decade on and it's now clear I was wrong. There is too much dividing me and Ray.

“We can't go back. And my future is going to be very different to the one I'd imagined back then".

The 52-year-old added that she thought her stint in the Big Brother house last year would serve as time apart to get the marriage back on track, but "even having time out to think wasn't enough” to save it.

“Once you know your marriage is truly dead you need to make your peace with that, bury the past and move on. After 17 years together that’s what I’m about to do.

“I’ve got tears pouring down my face as I write this. It’s hard to imagine that so much could have changed from that day when we married.

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“On that day I thought there was nothing that could split us up.”