Ulrika Jonsson: 'I'm free to marry again' as third divorce granted

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Ulrika Jonsson attends the World Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at Empire Leicester Square on August 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Ulrika Jonsson has admitted she wept tears of relief at the news her divorce from American advertising executive Brian Monet had been finalised.

The 51-year-old TV presenter - who confirmed her split from the Monet in April this year - joked she is now free to marry again.

Jonsson posted her Decree Absolute on Instagram and wrote: “You know when you’ve waited for something for so long but it still catches your breath and your eyes sting with tears when it finally arrives.

“Obvs in my head I had checked out a long time ago but it was a little like living in Hotel California....

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“So there it is. Amazing to think you have a gorgeous ceremony and 13 years together and it’s all ended in an email.


”Overwhelming relief really. Because now I’m free to marry again!!! (Very jokes and lols OBVS).”

The Gladiators presenter - who shares a 10-year-old son Malcolm with Monet - had previously opened up about their “sexless marriage”.

She wrote in The Sun last month: “Nearly two years ago, just before my 50th birthday, I remember thinking I might have to just accept that I would never have sex ever again.

“The reason I thought this is because I had not had sex for four and half years. And the time before that was four years prior. I was living in a sexless marriage for nearly a decade.

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"That just didn’t feel right. It felt unnatural and as if part of my life was over.”

Monet was also adopted father to Jonsson’s 18-year-old daughter Bo from her relationship with hotel manager Marcus Kempen.

Ulrika Jonsson, right, and her British husband Lance Gerrard-Wright are seen during a photo call right after their wedding on the island of Varmdo in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, Saturday Aug.16 2003. (AP Photo /Pressens Bild/Mark Earthy) ** SWEDEN OUT **

Jonsson met and married second husband Lance Gerrard-Wright while presenting a TV dating show Mr. Right in 2002. They have a 14-year-old daughter Martha and separated in 2005.

Jonsson - who famously had an affair with then England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson - was previously married to cameraman John Turnbull from 1990 to 1995, with whom she has a 24-year-old son Cameron.

In May Jonsson told Loose Women she had sworn off dating. She said: “It feels like such a foreign thing to me.”