Denise Van Outen confirmed last week that she and fiancé Eddie Boxshall had split up. Posting a black and white photo of her walking her dogs on a beach, Denise wrote, “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.”
The couple had been together for seven years and were firm favourites on Celebrity Gogglebox thanks to their cheeky relationship. However, rumours that Eddie, 47, had been unfaithful began to circulate a couple of months ago, after which Denise reportedly asked him to move out of their Essex home.
Now a source claims that Eddie is desperate to win Denise back.
“Eddie is convinced he can win Denise back and isn’t willing to throw away all of their memories together,” the source says. “He’s pulling out all the stops to save their relationship. He feels terrible and pained that she’s hurting. He is desperate to gain her forgiveness and knows there are a lot of deep-rooted feelings involved. He’s not willing to accept it’s over for good. He thinks they’re the perfect match for each other and knows he was foolish.”
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Eddie is reportedly staying in a friend’s pub nearby in the hope that he might convince Denise to forgive him but the source continues, “he wants to give her the space and respect she needs.”
Ever the trouper, however, Denise has continued working and is soon set to release her autobiography, which a source says she is tweaking to reflect her current relationship status.
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A spokesperson for the TV star – who is mum to 11-year-old Betsey from her previous relationship with Lee Mead – said of the breakup, “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.”