Fern Britton has opened up about coming into a “new chapter” in her life following her cut up from ex-husband Phil Vickery.
In January 2020, the previous This Morning host introduced that she and her husband of 20 years had made the decision to go their separate ways.
“After greater than 20 completely satisfied years collectively, Phil and I’ve determined to go our separate methods,” she wrote on the time, in a near-identical assertion to her former associate. “We are going to at all times share a fantastic friendship and our pretty youngsters.
“We’d admire it if our privateness is revered at the moment. Thanks to your continued kindness and help.”
Two years on, Fern has spoken concerning the break-up in a brand new interview with Prima journal.
“This new chapter has come on the proper time for me,” she defined. “I don’t need to be the poster girl for separation, although, as a result of lots of people undergo the identical factor.
“Usually, the youngsters go away dwelling and also you have a look at one another and go, ‘Ah, the place will we go from right here?’. I solely want I used to be the form of person who may have persevered by way of that, however I couldn’t.”
She went on to encourage anybody in an analogous place to herself to “have braveness” and “get your self financially unbiased so you’ve gotten the chance to not should depend on anyone for something”.
“We are able to’t depend on any individual for our personal happiness, not to mention to take care of us and hold us housed,” Fern mentioned. “Then, if you end up in a scenario the place you’re at a crossroads, have braveness.”
Elsewhere within the interview, Fern insisted she was “not contemplating relationship proper now” noting that her life is “fairly bloody good proper now”.
“I haven’t been seeing anybody and no person has approached me, which is sweet, too,” she defined.
“If somebody got here alongside who was pretty and type and we didn’t should stay collectively, if he had his life and I had mine, that may be good.
“However however, life is fairly bloody good proper now and I’m proud of my firm, so assembly somebody would merely be icing on the cake.”
Fern married the celeb chef in 2000 following her cut up from Clive Jones in the identical yr. Phil cut up from his ex Sarah Ann Lock in 1999.
The couple have a 17-year-old daughter, Winnie collectively. Fern additionally has twins Harry and Jack, and daughter Grace, with ex Clive.
Phil and Fern met on This Morning, when she was nonetheless internet hosting the daytime present alongside Philip Schofield.
Learn Fern Britton’s full interview within the new concern of Prima journal, on sale now.