Rebecca Adlington And Harry Needs Split

Rebecca Adlington and Harry Needs have announced their separation after 18 months of marriage.

The two tied the knot in Staffordshire in 2014, and have nine-month-old daughter Summer together.


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Sharing the sad news of their separation on her website, Olympian Rebecca said the pair are still close friends, and are focusing on parenting Summer.

The statement read: “It’s after much thought and sadness that we confirm our separation. It is on amicable terms and we still remain close friends.

“We move forward with respect for one another and our focus and commitment is on parenting our gorgeous daughter Summer. This will be our only comment on this private matter.”

Rebecca, who was forced to leave The Jump after an injury, previously spoke about how becoming a parent had taken its toll on her relationship with Harry.


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She told Weekend magazine: “Being a parent is bl**dy hard work and anyone who says it’s easy is flat out lying. Harry and I have had plenty of arguments.

“We’re knackered. A lot of mums take six or eight months off. I had two months and had to go back to work. That’s what you do when you’re self-employed.

“There have been plenty of times I’ve wanted to say, ‘I want a year off on maternity leave. I want to sit and be with my daughter and just have that time together’. But that isn’t a possibility because I’m supporting the family.


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“It’s definitely been difficult for us. When you’re tired you take it out on each other. Things come to a head. You have an argument - ‘Why haven’t you done that? Why is it fair that I do that?’ It’s one of those things. He’s saying, ‘When do I have time?’ and I’m saying, ‘You have to manage your time’.”