‘I’ve felt really lonely’: GMB’s Alex Beresford reveals he has SPLIT from wife Natalia despite ‘desperately trying to make things work’
- The former couple are parents to son Cruz, ten
- Alex revealed he and Natalia split last year but remained living together as they didn’t want to rush things
- Natalia and Cruz moved out two weeks before lockdown
- GMB weather presenter Alex spoke of his loneliness when his ex had coronavirus symptoms and so he couldn’t see his son for two weeks
- Natalia is a fitness and clothing range influencer on Instagram who promotes Wake Up and Squat, a Polish exercise clothing company
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
GMB weather presenter, Alex Beresford has revealed he has split from his wife Natalia Natkaniec, despite ‘desperately trying to make things work.’
The broadcaster, 39, detailed his personal woes for the Britain Get Talking podcast as he admitted he’s felt ‘really lonely’ since parting ways from the mother of his child, Cruz, 10, two weeks before lockdown kicked in.
Alex said he ‘never imagined’ that he would be once again looking for love as he reached the age of 40 and had felt like his life had been mapped out.
‘I felt really lonely’: GMB’s Alex Beresford has revealed he has SPLIT from wife Natalia after ‘desperately trying to make things work’
He said: ‘It’s been a massive learning curve, I didn’t think at the age of 20 that when I was approaching 40, I would be in this situation.
‘The age of 40, you’ll be married, you’ll be a grown up, you’ll have a kid or two, your life is going to be set. I’m not old, I don’t feel old, it’s a bit daunting.
‘But we’ve been in lockdown, so even if I wanted to go on a date, I couldn’t go on a date.
Struggles: Alex found it tough to be apart from his son Cruz, ten, after his mother developed coronavirus symptoms after she and Cruz moved out and they had to spend two weeks apart
Careful: Alex and Natalia split last year but continued to live together for some time as they didn’t want to rush things – Alex said: ‘I’m not a quitter and I hate quitting things’
‘I don’t want to grow old on my own, life is for sharing and it’d be great to meet someone in the future but they have to be right for me, right for Cruz.’
Natalia is a fitness and clothing range influencer on natalia_natkaniec who promotes Wake Up and Squat, a Polish exercise clothing company.
While she hasn’t addressed the split, she posted on Instagram recently: ‘Dear Universe, I’m open to things being easier and more magical than I could ever imagine.’
Alex continued to live with Natalia after they split last year as they didn’t want to rush their separation but his ex and his son moved out before Covid: 19 struck.
Natalia developed coronavirus symptoms during the pandemic, forcing him to be separated from his son for two weeks, a time that Alex found hard.
He said: ‘When Natalia and Cruz moved out, it was two weeks before lockdown. Natalia developed symptoms, she had a cough.
Important role: Alex is a weather presenter on Good Morning Britain
‘It turned out not to be COVID-19, they had to self isolate for 14 days – so I went from living in a house full of people to living on my own in lockdown.
‘I watched Boris Johnson’s lockdown message sitting on my sofa feeling really lonely. And I couldn’t see Cruz for two weeks.’
He continued: ‘I’ve realised how strong I am, but I am only strong because of the people I have behind me.
‘As we kind of moved into the summer, myself and Natalia decided we were going to part ways, which, you know me. I’m not a quitter, and I hate quitting things.
‘We tried to work through things, but at some point you realise the best thing to do for everybody is walk away, but walking away is never easy.’
He shared: ‘We were in the same house up until the beginning of this year, knowing that we were parting ways, it takes a while to figure things out. One thing I didn’t want to do is rush things.
‘By being in that house, knowing we weren’t together, we started to get on better – it removed a lot of the stress and expectation that a relationship can bring.
‘It was so much to manage, we are only human and have feelings and emotions.
‘The important thing is to open up and talk to someone about what you’re going through.
The news comes a month after the Alex lost his step-grandmother.
Alex revealed his family’s anguish at not being able to say goodbye to her.
He tweeted the sad news about Ivy Stewart, writing he felt ‘upset, trapped and powerless’ as he couldn’t mourn the loss with his family due to lockdown restrictions.
He also explained that the family missed so many key moments in the final days of her life.
He said: ‘She has been in a care home. Ironically she used to work in care homes when she first came to England.
‘We don’t believe she died of COVID-19 but we understand she did have a cough in the last week. We’re still waiting to find out.’
Heartbreak: Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford revealed his family’s anguish at not being able to say goodbye to his step-grandmother after she passed away earlier this week
Talking about the split, he said: ‘The important thing is to open up and talk to someone about what you’re going through’
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