Denise Welch has finally decided to open up to the press about her split from her husband, Tim Healy, and her toy boy lover. She announced the split in February this year after the press had wrongly reported that she was having an affair. She had actually begun a relationship with her toy boy lover, Lincoln Townly, after the end of her marriage to actor Tim Healy, but she and Tim had decided jointly to keep the end of their marriage a secret. After their marriage has created so much publicity and controversy over the years, is it any wonder that they wanted to keep the end of their marriage out fo the press?
Denise has had a difficult time since the split and has told Closer magazine, "I was painted as some kind of serial adulterer, I had to do something. Every day another story came out about someone I'd supposedly had a fling with." After such bad publicity, Denise has clearly decided that now is the time to put the record straight.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner and Loose Women presenter talked openly about the end of her marriage, saying, "We grew apart - the physical side of things had been important between us and we were forcing that because we felt we should. If you're unhappy, maybe you drink too many sherries, then things turn into a row. We didn't want it to be that way. I have only good things to say about my marriage and just because Tim and I aren't 'in love' any more, it doesn't mean we don't still love each other."
Denise then went on to talk about her new relationship, telling the magazine, "He's gorgeous isn't he? I think he's lovely and he makes me very happy. It's early days - we're not living together yet. Lots of stories came out about us early on, which nearly split us up, but we got through that. Lincoln and Tim's girlfriend [cleaner Joan Anderton] are the result of the situation, not the cause. I haven't met her, but we've said hello on the phone. The boys think Lincoln's great. I want us all to be one big extended family." At least they haven't let the negative publicity ruin their relationship. It is likely that this is something that Denise has become accustomed to coping with, but this will be a new experience for Lincoln.
It is fantastic to hear that a marriage as long as that of Denise Welch and Tim Healy has ended so amicably, that they have moved on and that they are both happy in their new relationships.
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