Heartbroken Denise Van Outen confirms split from fiance Eddie Boxshall

By Danya Bazaraa

Heartbroken singer and actress Denise van Outen has split with her fiance.

The TV star, 47, is said to have asked Eddie Boxshall to leave their home in Essex two months ago.

Denise and Eddie, who had been an item for seven years, had planned to get married this year.

They were also favourites on the TV series Celebrity Gogglebox.

A source close to Denise said she was “utterly heartbroken” after the reported split from Eddie, also 47.

And last night the singer posted a heartbreaking message on Instagram alongside a black and white picture of her walking two dogs on a beach.

Denise Van Outen and Eddie Boxshall have split (Getty Images)
Denise Van Outen is said to be heartbroken by the split (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

She said: "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."

She added: "We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time, especially for our children" followed by a heart emoji.

Denise Van Outen and Eddie Boxshall were making plans to marry (Internet Unknown)

Her spokesman said: “Denise is understandably upset about the news, but she remains optimistic for the future.

“Her priority is looking after her daughter and continuing to work on the many exciting projects she has coming up this year.”

The pair began dating in July 2014 when they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend

At the time the Daily Mirror reported that Denise's pals described her now ex-fiance as: "charming, genuine and a really lovely guy".

Boxshall was Denise's first boyfriend since she split from husband Lee Mead in 2013.

Denise previously told Hello! Magazine: "After this dreadful lockdown ends, there will be wedding bells."

The Daily Mirror has contacted Ms Van Outen's agent for comment.

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