Denise Van Outen says the ‘worst part’ of her split from Eddie Boxshall was telling daughter Betsy

‘It tore me apart watching her cry’: Denise Van Outen reveals the ‘worst part’ of her split from cheating Eddie Boxshall was sharing the news with daughter Betsy, 12

Denise Van Outen has opened up about the gut-wrenching moment she told her 12-year-old daughter Betsy about her split from Eddie Boxshall.

After seven years of dating, the actress ended with commodities trader Eddie in January after learning of his infidelities.

In a new interview, the 47-year-old, who co-parents Betsy with ex-husband Lee Mead, said sharing the news with her daughter was the ‘worst part’ about the break-up.

'It tore me apart watching her cry': Denise Van Outen revealed the 'worst part' of her split from cheating Eddie Boxshall was sharing the news with daughter Betsy

‘It tore me apart watching her cry’: Denise Van Outen revealed the ‘worst part’ of her split from cheating Eddie Boxshall was sharing the news with daughter Betsy

‘It tore me apart watching her cry while I tried to make her understand,’ Denise recalled to OK! magazine.

Taking 48-year-old Eddie back was not an option for the TOWIE narrator, as she went on to explain.

‘I’ve got too much self respect and I just can’t live that. I felt like, in a few selfish moments, he’d ruined it. I couldn’t imagine it ever feeling the same, ‘she admitted.

Close: 'It tore me apart watching [Betsy] cry while I tried to make her understand, 'Denise, 47, recalled to OK!  magazine (pictured with Betsy)

Close: ‘It tore me apart watching [Betsy] cry while I tried to make her understand, ‘Denise, 47, recalled to OK! magazine (pictured with Betsy)

Happier times: After seven years of dating, the actress ended with commodities trader Eddie in January after learning of his infidelities (pictured February 2020)

Happier times: After seven years of dating, the actress ended with commodities trader Eddie in January after learning of his infidelities (pictured February 2020)

The Essex native believes she is better equipped to deal with heartbreak now, and admitted reflecting on the past has made her appreciate her career more.

A specific moment she detailed to OK! was performing in Chicago on Broadway shortly after her split from Jamiroquai star Jay Kay.

‘My memories of that are that I was still really heartbroken. When you’re in the middle of a heartbreak you don’t see anything but that. But now, when I look back, I go, “Wow that was an incredible thing to do,” she explained.

Colorful: The Essex native believes she is better equipped to deal with heartbreak now, and admitted reflecting on the past has made her appreciate her career more

Colorful: The Essex native believes she is better equipped to deal with heartbreak now, and admitted reflecting on the past has made her appreciate her career more

Denise has just completed The Masked Singer Live Tour, which she admitted has left her with ‘post-tour blues’.

She has also been working on her own music and is set to DJ at a number of festivals in the summer.

But the one venture Denise has set her sights on above all is landing a role in a play, with the star adding how she is optimistic about the work she has coming up.

'I feel good': One venture Denise has set her sights on above all is landing a role in a play, with the star adding how she is optimistic about the work she has coming up

‘I feel good’: One venture Denise has set her sights on above all is landing a role in a play, with the star adding how she is optimistic about the work she has coming up

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