A Place In The Sun's Laura Hamilton  SPLITS from husband Alex Goward

‘This isn’t something I ever thought I’d be saying’: A Place In The Sun’s Laura Hamilton SPLITS from husband Alex Goward after 13 years and vows their two children will be their ‘priority’

  • The presenter, 39, shared the sad news with her followers on Instagram on Saturday
  • Laura married insurance broker Alex in 2012 three years after they started dating
  • They share two children, eight-year-old son Rocco and a daughter Tahlia, six
  • The blonde beauty penned in her statement: ‘This isn’t something I ever thought I’d be saying but, after 13 years of being together Alex and I have separated’ 
  • It comes a day after Laura told fans she was leaving the family home they had shared for nine years 

A Place In The Sun’s Laura Hamilton has split from her husband Alex Goward after 13 years.

The presenter, 39, shared the sad news with her followers on Instagram on Saturday, admitting it ‘wasn’t something she ever thought she’d be saying’. 

Laura married insurance broker Alex in 2012 three years after they started dating and they share two children, eight-year-old son Rocco and a daughter Tahlia, six.  

Sad news: A Place In The Sun’s Laura Hamilton has split from her husband Alex Goward after 13 years together 

The blonde beauty penned in her statement: ‘This isn’t something I ever thought I’d be saying but, after 13 years of being together Alex and I have separated.

‘Our children are and always will be our number one priority and we would respect privacy for our family at this time.’

Alongside her message to fans, Laura shared an image which read: ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’

Upset: The presenter, 39, shared the sad news with her followers on Instagram on Saturday, admitting it ‘wasn’t something she ever thought she’d be saying’

The TV star turned off comments on her Instagram post, stopping followers from leaving messages underneath. 

It comes a day after Laura told fans she was leaving the family home they had shared for nine years.

She posted a video to show how the couple had transformed the property where they brought up their children.

Family: Laura married insurance broker Alex in 2012 three years after they started dating and they share two children, eight-year-old Rocco and a daughter Tahlia, six

Difficult: She penned: ‘Our children are and always will be our number one priority and we would respect privacy for our family at this time’

Laura explained they had made ‘incredible memories’ there and admitted ‘change can be scary’ as she closed the chapter.

‘I wish I could say I look like this photo right now but I don’t because, since the start of the new year we have been packing up our home ready to move…

‘Today we close the door and say goodbye to a home that we have loved and enjoyed for the last 9 years -the longest I have lived anywhere in my entire adult life!

Oh no: The blonde beauty penned in her statement: ‘This isn’t something I ever thought I’d be saying but, after 13 years of being together Alex and I have separated’ (pictured last June)

‘It was a home that we transformed (as you can see in the photos), but MORE importantly it was a home where we created some incredible memories that we will cherish forever…

‘Change can be scary but you know what is scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.

‘When it feels scary to jump that’s exactly when you jump, otherwise you just end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can’t do.’


Moving on: It comes a day after Laura told fans she was leaving the family home they had shared for nine years. She posted a video to show how the couple had transformed the property where they brought up their children

The former couple wed in a romantic Surrey ceremony.

Among the guests were Denise Welch, Jayne Torvill, Jeff Brazier, Elen Rivas and Sam Attwater.

The pair are also business partners, running a café called Lord Roberts on The Green in Purley together. 

The pair: The pair’s wedding took place in Surrey surrounded by their celebrity pals including, Amanda Lamb, Michelle Heaton and Jeff Brazier

The split comes after last month Laura revealed she was left feeling suicidal after being bullied during her school years, in an interview alongside her mum Lynn.

The star, who was educated at Kent’s Dartford Grammar School For Girls, said she was targeted due to her academic nature and love of school plays.

She told the Things I Told My Daughter podcast: ‘I remember being really sad, really really sad. I remember saying, “I don’t want to live anymore,” which is horrible. 

‘I remember getting called into the office at school and them saying if I didn’t want to come in, I could do it at home.’

Going onto dub her alma mater ‘a tough school’, she claimed that ‘only about four people in the whole year’ wanted to work.

Laura’s mum Lynn, 67, added: ‘She got top of the class again and the teacher called us in and said, “I’m really sorry, I’m not going to be able to put Laura at the top of the class because she’s been top of the class for the last however many weeks.”‘

The property show host went on to admit that the ordeal during the time of her GCSEs ‘made her the person she is now’ and helped her ‘deal with negativity’.

It came after Laura detailed the reality of living with the rare autoimmune disease Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP).

‘I didn’t want to live anymore!’ The split comes after last month Laura revealed she was left feeling suicidal after being bullied during her school years, in an interview alongside her mum Lynn

The disease can cause easy or excessive bleeding or bruising with many experiencing purple bruises, as well as tiny reddish-purple dots that look like a rash.

Laura posted the picture of herself showing the bruising by holding her arm up in the mirror before heading out to film in France.

She wrote in the caption of the tell-all post: ‘This week I might have posted a few photos in pretty dresses, but this is the reality of what is underneath and what you can’t see… 

‘I have had bruising on my arms and my gums have been bleeding. This is ITP.’

Continuing on: ‘Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an auto immune disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help blood clot.’

Giving a message to her followers: ‘If you are an ITP sufferer my thoughts are with you. Don’t let it get you down. Follow your dreams. Anything is possible. There is no need to let it hold you back… ‘ 

If you have been affected by this story, you can contact Samaritans on 116 123, or visit samaritans.org. 

Presenter: Laura is best known for presenting A Place In The Sun which sees her help Brits find homes abroad

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