Vanessa Feltz gives thumbs up on first outing since fiancé ‘cheated with multiple women’

Vanessa Feltz grinned and gave a thumbs up as she was pictured out and about for the first time since she announced her separation from fiancé Ben Ofoedu.

Vanessa announced on Sunday that she’d separated from Ben after 16 years together amid claims he cheated on the This Morning agony aunt with "several women".

The 60 year old TV personality was snapped sporting a very Wednesday Addams-esque outfit on Monday, comprised of a black dress with a white lace collar.

Her signature blonde tresses blew in the wind as the resilient star wore sunglasses and gave a thumbs up to photographer while flashing a beaming smile.

Vanessa completed her ensemble with black boots featuring a gold buckle and a printed tote bag.

Vanessa and Ben, 50, first met in 2005 after she divorced surgeon Michael Kurer in 2000.

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant spoke to The Sun about the split over the weekend, which sparked supportive comments from the likes of Mrs Hinch and Holly Willougby.

The publication reports that Vanessa discovered Ben's alleged infidelities thanks to a "trail" of emails and social media messages.

She explained: "I had thought it might take a bit longer before this came out, because it’s a lot to deal with — a shock like this takes some adjusting to — but I am extremely sad and disappointed that my 16-year relationship with Ben is over.

"Who knew I’d be single at 60? However, ladies, it’s onwards and upwards and I firmly believe that the best is yet to come.”

A friend of the former couple is quoted as saying Ben cheated "copiously" and Vanessa fears his secret trysts took place when he was away performing at holiday parks.

They added: “She recently launched a show on talkTV which has been taking up a lot of time, so she has been out of the house earning money while he has been disrespecting her.”

Ben's representative is yet to respond to OK!'s request for comment.

The former Big Brother housemate is thought to have moved out of the couple’s £3.5 million home in North London.

Vanessa also shared an emotional statement on Instagram, as she said: "Well I haven't been on Instagram for three weeks and that's because my relationship with Ben is over after 16 years.

"I honestly didn't know what to say on Instagram but now it's clear that it's over and I really do feel that once the trust is a relationship is gone, you can't really get it back.”

She continued to say that she refused to “let this defeat” her and is “very grateful to be alive.”

“I want to find fun and laughter anywhere I can and I know it's not going to be easy, but I'm absolutely determined to do it,” she added.

Despite the sad news, Vanessa was pictured clad in a graphic dress while attending the London premiere of Epic Tails, which features voices like Giovanna fletcher as the Greek gods of Mount Olympus.

While attending the event, Vanessa seemed in high spirits and was photographed hugging Claire Sweeney.


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