Vanessa Feltz splits from fiancé Ben Ofoedu after 16 years together

Vanessa Feltz has been left heartbroken after splitting with her long-term fiancé Ben Ofoedu. The couple had been together since 2005 and made regular appearances together both on-screen and in magazines.

Feltz, 60, told how she had been left “extremely sad and disappointed” after the 16-year relationship came to an end. The pair had met following her divorce from Michael Kurer.

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The Mirror reports that Ben popped the question a year after first meeting, but Vanessa had shared her worries about marrying him. She said that the divorce from her doctor ex-husband made her “wary of getting married again.”

She said: “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.”

Confirming their split to The Sun on Sunday, Vanessa added: “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.”

Vanessa had been wary of marrying again
Vanessa had been wary of marrying again (Image: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

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She tried to stay positive, saying: “I hear that Kylie Minogue is single again, so I’m in good company — if she wants to hit the town, hook me up.”

Ben is thought to have now moved out of their £3.5million in St John’s Wood, North London.

Speaking to OK! magazine, the TV presenter said her split from the father of her children derailed her “to the most terrific extent” and has made her “reluctant” to embark on a second marriage.

The BBC Radio 2 host married Michael Kurer in 1985 and the former couple welcomed daughters Allegra and Saskia into the world before their divorce in 2000.

The split occurred when former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Vanessa discovered the doctor was cheating on her via newspaper reports

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“I was so shocked and broken-hearted and rocked to my absolute core,” the mum-of-two told the publication.

“It makes you wary of getting married again. The marriage seemed to be so disposable – it could just be chucked down the toilet in 10 seconds flat, even though I didn’t want it to be.”

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