‘What I’m going through is heartbreaking and awful’ Coleen Nolan opens up about split from husband Ray

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  • Coleen Nolan has opened up about her ‘heartbreaking’ split from husband Ray Fensome after revealing they are to divorce earlier this month.

    The 52-year-old confessed that she is struggling with her ‘fresh’ emotions during Thursday’s instalment of Loose Women – and ruled out trying to find herself another relationship.

    ‘What I’m going through is heartbreaking and awful at the moment because it’s very fresh,’ she said.

    ‘Of course I’m not looking for someone because right now I can’t think of anything worse.’

    But she did admit she found some positives about her newfound singleton status.

    She said: ‘The one positive I’m thinking is that I’ve been in relationships since the age of 15 to 52. I’m kind of enjoying the independence and I don’t have to answer to anyone.

    Adding: ‘I can do what I want. If I want a cup of tea and 20 packets of biscuits then I will!’

    Her comments come after she revealed on the ITV show last week that she and Ray have officially filed for divorce and he has now moved out of the family home.

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    She revealed: ‘I said last year we were having issues but hopefully we were going to sort them. We’ve really tried, we’ve both tried – we’re never ones to just call it a day.

    ‘It gets to a point where you think, “we’ve tried, it’s not working, life has done that and we can’t get it back together”.

    ‘[It’s] for the sake of both of our future happiness, and for our children, especially our daughter Ciara.’

    Coleen announced her divorce earlier this month after ten years of marriage with a lengthy statement revealing it had been a ‘hellish’ year but she is prepared to move on.

    ‘I deserve to be happy. Everyone does,’ she said. ‘And 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.’