Piers Morgan's wife says marriage 'sabbatical' was 'very good for both of us'

Celia Walden and Piers Morgan have been married since 2010. (Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP)
Celia Walden and Piers Morgan have been married since 2010. (Invision/AP)

Piers Morgan's wife Celia Walden has opened up about their marriage “sabbatical", saying how "good" it has been for them.

The journalist, 46, revealed in The Telegraph last month that she had taken a few weeks "away from my husband and marriage", after being together so much during the COVID lockdowns.

Appearing on ITV's Lorraine, she suggested it had really done the trick and that it was "exciting" when they were reunited.

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"He enjoyed it too, it wasn't just me," Walden told Christine Lampard, who was filling in for presenter Lorraine Kelly.

"It was very good for both of us."

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Celia Walden and Piers Morgan arrive at the Love Ball, in aid of The Naked Heart Foundation, at The Roundhouse on February 23, 2010 in London, England.  The charity raises funds for play facilities in deprived areas of Russian cities and the event is supported by De Beers.  (Photo by Claire R Greenway/Getty Images)
Celia Walden and Piers Morgan have a daughter together. (Getty Images)

"We didn't have any problems before, it was nothing like that, but I think, it’s been a long pandemic hasn’t it?" she went on.

Walden – who has been married to Morgan for 12 years – said that in her article she likened the sabbatical to rebooting your computer when "it’s not that there’s anything in particular that’s wrong, but it grinds to a bit of a halt, and you reboot it and suddenly it comes back to life".

The writer, who shares 10-year-old daughter Elise with Morgan, went on: "We had just over five weeks apart over the summer, and to be fair, it was sort of work-necessitated because Piers was interviewing serial killers, which he found preferable to being married to me, and I was working in LA, so he was all over, he was in London and in America.

“We did message, we didn’t have many phone calls, but we did message, and I just found it so exciting when we saw each other again."

Walden also laughed about how when she announced her sabbatical she got plenty of messages from people saying they'd make it a "very long" break if they were married to her outspoken husband.

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The journalist tied the knot with Morgan, 57, in 2010.

Morgan was previously married to Marion Shalloe, and they share three sons.

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