Anthea Turner and estranged husband Grant Bovey will end their marriage with a ‘quickie’ divorce today.
If granted, the former couple can then apply for a decree absolute, which will end their marriage in just six weeks.Turner, 55, wed businessman Bovey back in 2000 after her first marriage to DJ Peter Powell broke down in 1998.Like anyone who has come through the washer-dryer experience of recovering from divorce after a long, and mostly very happy, marriage, I was worried I wouldn’t ever want to date again.But then you wake up one day and the idea doesn’t sound so bad. I live on my own in Surrey and I'm happy." Anthea began dating Melbourne-born Richard following the breakdown of her 13-year-marriage to Grant.
Mary O'Connor Q: Four months ago my relationship ended with the woman I was planning to marry.I’ve come out of a long marriage and I’m in a transitional period," she said."I am an eternal optimist and I will love again. Why else would a 50-something from the Home Counties, newly (and a wee bit publicly) divorced, agree to go on a blind date – her first date in nearly two decades - for a reality TV show?At one point, 53-year-old Richard was seen laughing with Anthea as he tucked into some ice cream.After their meal, Anthea and Richard took a slow walk back to his house and once again were locked in conversation.The telly star had a “series of volcanic rows” with Grant Bovey, 51, after he admitted phoning Zoe de Mallet Morgan.