Vanessa Feltz asks daughter to move in with her admitting she can't sleep since split
The 60-year-old TV presenter confessed she is not finding it easy living alone since her partner of 16 years moved out.
Vanessa Feltz has asked her daughter to move back in with her to help her recover from her split from Ben Ofoedu.
The 60-year-old TV presenter confessed she is struggling to sleep since her partner of 16 years moved out.
Feltz said in a video on Instagram: "Well, no-one said it was going to be easy and I must say it isn't easy actually, especially in the middle of the night when I can't sleep and all of that.
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"But I'm keeping on, keeping on and I've got lots and lots of friends and family around me and I'm really loving that.
"Everyday I suppose I hope it's going to get a little bit easier."
The This Morning presenter's confession came on the same day she her daughter Saskia Kurer to come and live with her, with the grandchildren, to give her mental health a boost.
The 34-year-old child therapist was appearing on Feltz's TalkTV show to discuss how young adults moving back home can lead to a surge in oxytocin, known as the 'love' hormone, for both parent and child.
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Feltz said: "People may or may not know you're my actual daughter. When are you coming home to your mother because I would like you, your husband Mark and your beautiful children AJ and Cecily to come straight home and live with me.
"As people might know I'm on my own now, I don't like it, I hate it. It's not good for my oxytocin. Come back and it'll be good for my mental health and yours."
Kurer laughed: "If it means there's excellent childcare and support and I don't have to pay a mortgage then I'll be there! It sounds like a cracking idea.
"The kids would love it, but I think you'd have to get ready for the 4am wake up."
Feltz admitted: "We are joking, we don't really mean this, we know you're established and in your own home."
The TV presenter and radio DJ recently announced she had split from Ofoedu after 16 years together. She had been engaged to the Phats & Small singer since 2006.
Ofoedu has now confessed to a Sunday newspaper he had cheated on Feltz and she discovered on last Christmas Day he had been exchanging sexually explicit messages with fans.
He admitted, "I was sex texting somebody," adding that the fan had sent him nude photos and that while he had never sent one back, he did engage in flirty messages.
He said: "When you’re in a relationship you shouldn’t be talking to someone who your other half doesn’t know about. I can’t justify it, I knew I was in the wrong."
The singer also revealed he had cheated while in Ibiza in 2015 and the woman had contacted Feltz to tell her about the affair.
Ofoedu said: "No-one knew, but I moved out for a little while. We worked it out. She forgave me. It took her a lot to do that. I knew how hurt she was. I felt absolutely terrible."
Announcing the split in a video statement, Feltz said: "It's clear that it's over and I really do feel that once the trust in a relationship is gone then you can't really get it back and that's what I would tell anyone else to do."
"And so I just wanted to say that obviously I feel incredibly sad and I am pretty disappointed and shocked and all those horrible things but also full of resolve. I am not going to let this defeat me."
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Feltz has previously spoken candidly about how her ex-husband — surgeon Michael Kurer, the father of her two daughters Saskia and Allegra, 37 — walked out on her after 17 years of marriage in 2000.