‘Heartbroken’ Vanessa Feltz SPLITS from her fiancé Ben Ofoedu after 16-years together – amid claims he ‘cheated while touring holiday parks with his dance act Phats & Small’
- Radio presenter Vanessa and singer Ben first met in 2005
- It is claimed Ben cheated while on tour with his dance act Phats & Small
- Vanessa has said she is heartbroken but is determined to take control of her life
Vanessa Feltz has split up from her fiancé Ben Ofoedu amid claims he ‘cheated with several other women’.
Television and radio host Vanessa, 60, has said she is shocked and heartbroken over Phats & Small singer Ben’s alleged infidelity.
The couple have been together for 16 years and have regularly spoken out about their romance, and are often seen looking cosy on the red carpet at glitzy events.
But former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Vanessa is said to have been distraught to have learned of Ben’s ‘double life’.
This Morning regular Vanessa reportedly found a string of social media messages and emails from Ben, 50, to other women.
End of the road: Vanessa Feltz, 60, has split up from her fiancé Ben Ofoedu, 50, amid claims he ‘cheated with several other women’ (Vanessa pictured last month)
She told The Sun on Sunday: ‘I had thought it might take a bit longer before this came out, because it’s a lot to deal with — a shock like this takes some adjusting to — but I am extremely sad and disappointed that my 16-year relationship with Ben is over.
‘As an agony aunt I have said many times that once the trust in a relationship is gone, it can never be repaired or regained.
‘So I have to take my own advice on this occasion.
‘Who knew I’d be single at 60? However, ladies, it’s onwards and upwards and I firmly believe that the best is yet to come.’
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Ben for comment.
Vanessa and Ben first met in 2005 after she divorced surgeon Michael Kurer in 2000.
Sources told The Sun on Sunday that Ben’s return to touring with Phats & Small at holiday parks around the UK led to his alleged roaming eye.
A friend of the couple told the publication Vanessa is ‘heartbroken, ashamed, devastated’ but they insist she is determined to take back control of her life and focus on her new TalkTV show.
Distraught: Television and radio host Vanessa, 60, has said she is shocked and heartbroken over Phats & Small singer Ben’s alleged infidelity (former couple pictured in May last year)
Vanessa married Michael Kurer in 1983 but their marriage ended 17 years later.
The television personality previously admitted she suffered after the divorce, admitting it left her fearful of getting married again.