TV personality Melinda Messenger has revealed that she has split from her boyfriend of four years, Warren Smith, due to ‘different ideas about life and family’.
It was Melinda’s first serious relationship since the demise of her 14-year marriage to Wayne Roberts in 2012.
A spokesperson for the mum-of-three told MailOnline: ‘It’s been a very tough time for Melinda but now she is looking forward to a happy 2018 with her children and pursuing her career in TV.’
The 46-year-old and Warren met in 2013 when the former glamour model was in Austria appearing on reality show The Jump and Warren was a ski instructor.
Melinda Messenger and boyfriend Warren Smith in 2016
Since then, Melinda has talked openly about the relationship, telling The Sun that right from the get-go it was a ‘whirlwind’ and went from ‘zero to a hundred’.
Warren moved in with her and her three children Morgan, 17, Flynn, 15, and Evie, 13, when they returned.
Melinda and Warren sold their separate homes and bought a six-bedroom place together in Berkshire in July 2014.
However, Melinda said within days of moving in she began to have doubts over their future, thinking ‘what have I done’ and wondering if their relationship would work.
She also admitted that their rows over parenting, with Warren having a teenage
son of his own, intensified.
‘I just said, ‘Right, that’s it, I can’t do this any more. It’s a real shame that I had to end it. But we both had very different lives and they weren’t compatible.’
She added: ‘I would be happy at home in between work but Warren has had a much different lifestyle, he travels constantly.’
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The split has come as a shock as less than a year ago the seemingly besotted couple spoke of their hopes for marriage and children in a candid interview with Hello! magazine.
‘I love Melinda and what label our relationship has doesn’t matter to me, but I do think it would be lovely to be husband and wife and I know it’s something the kids want’, Warren told the publication in December.