Melanie Sykes has spoken about how painful her divorce was, but says she has no regrets.
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 at Heathrow Airport (Steve Parsons/PA)
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.”
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.