Carol McGiffin knew marriage to Chris Evans 'wasn't going to be forever'

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Carol McGiffin attends The Best Heroes Awards 2019 at The Bloomsbury Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Carol McGiffin attends The Best Heroes Awards 2019 at The Bloomsbury Hotel on October 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Carol McGiffin has said she knew her marriage to first husband Chris Evans wouldn't last.

The 60-year-old reflected on her first marriage on Friday's Loose Women as the panellists watched a 17 year old clip from the show of a discussion on divorce.

In the clip, McGiffin said: "If at the time I was getting married I had known that there was no way I could have got divorced and I wasn't allowed to, I would absolutely never have got married, I wouldn't have done it."

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She was wed to the DJ for seven years although had separated several years prior to their 1998 divorce.

McGiffin is now married to Mark Cassidy who is 22 years her junior, and she says it's "totally different" this time around.

Speaking on the programme on Friday she shared: "It's totally different this time. I'm only shocked because can't believe I said that out loud back then, but I knew when I married my first husband that it wasn't going to be forever, I knew that.

Carol McGiffin is seen arriving at Mash restaurant, Piccadilly on March 27, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
Carol McGiffin is seen arriving at Mash restaurant, Piccadilly on March 27, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)

"I knew it wasn't quite right, so I just went along with it, weirdly, knowing I could get out of it, which is completely wrong.

"And then I did everything to try to keep it together and not have it end, but I couldn't stop it. But luckily it was allowed, but no I would still have married Mark 100%, because you just know."

Evans went on to wed a teenage Billie Piper in 2001 although the pair split in 2005 before getting a divorce two years later.

Chris Evans leaves the Virgin Radio studios in south London, with his wife Natasha, after his first breakfast show on the station. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Chris Evans leaves the Virgin Radio studios in south London, with his wife Natasha, after his first breakfast show on the station. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

He is currently married to third wife Natasha Shishmanian, with whom he shares three sons and one daughter.

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Meanwhile, McGiffin kept her 2018 marriage to Cassidy a secret for a year before revealing in 2019 they had tied the knot in a private ceremony in Bangkok.

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