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Denise Van Outen’s ex Eddie Boxshall makes subtle dig after finding love amid cheating scandal

Jess Hardiman

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Denise Van Outen’s ex Eddie Boxshall makes subtle dig after finding love amid cheating scandal

Featured Image Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images / Instagram/@eddieboxshall

Denise Van Outen’s former partner Eddie Boxshall appears to have made a subtle dig at his ex, having now found love with a new relationship.

Van Outen, 49, announced her split from Boxshall in January last year after seven years together, saying in a statement: "Over the past couple of months, there has been much speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie.

"It saddens me to confirm that we are no longer a couple. I had to make the difficult decision not to continue in our relationship. I will always treasure the good times we spent together, and the memories made.

“We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time, especially for our children."

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Boxshall later admitted he had been messaging a number of other women, telling The Sun he ‘deeply’ regretted what he did.

The pair used to regularly appear on Celebrity Gogglebox together. Credit: Channel 4
The pair used to regularly appear on Celebrity Gogglebox together. Credit: Channel 4

Explaining how he had exchanged ‘colourful’ texts with one woman called Tracy, he said: “She told me she liked me, and I replied that I liked her too.

“And I engaged in the conversation. It was innuendos, then they got stronger as the night went on. I wasn’t blind drunk — I knew what I was doing, and I knew it was wrong, but I went with it.”

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Boxshall is now in a relationship with a new woman, having posted a photo of the two together on Instagram to mark the bank holiday weekend.

"Bank holiday", he wrote, adding a white love heart emoji and the hashtags #shhhthereyougo #idontdohating #thankstothenicepeople #happy.

Eddie Boxshall with his new partner. Credit: Instagram/@eddieboxshall
Eddie Boxshall with his new partner. Credit: Instagram/@eddieboxshall

One person commented: “Are you having a pop at Denise there, that's low considering you were going behind her back.”

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While someone else wrote: "Anyone going to state the obvious?" to which Boxshall replied: "Yeah, I'm happier than I've ever been... Well spotted."

Van Outen, who has also since found love with new partner Jimmy Barba, 55, who she said is ‘such a good energy’.

Speaking to The Sun, she gushed: "Honestly, I feel like I’m in a nice, happy, good place. I wouldn’t change anything.

“And there were so many positives that came out of it.

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“I reconnected with a lot of close friends. They reached out to me, which is lovely.

Van Outen has also found a new love. Credit: Instagram/@jimmybarba
Van Outen has also found a new love. Credit: Instagram/@jimmybarba

"You get caught up in life when you’re in a relationship and especially when you’re blending families [Eddie has Jordan, 25, and Leah, 23, from a previous relationship, while Denise has 12-year-old Betsy with ex-husband Lee Mead] and you’ve got the kids to consider. So you don’t always make time for your friends.”

She added: “Everything that happened took all my friendships to another level.

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"Fearne Cotton was constantly checking in with me. She’s such a good soul. I was a bit like: ‘I’ll deal with it on my own,’ because I don’t want to be a burden, but then it got to a point where I thought: ‘No, actually I do need to be a bit vulnerable.’

“I’ve got myself into therapy, too, which was really good. It’s made me realise I’m very much a people-pleaser. I don’t like confrontation or arguments, but that makes me vulnerable as a person. So now I’m learning to have boundaries.”

Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships

Jess Hardiman
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