A Place In The Sun's Laura Hamilton reveals shock split from husband Alex after 13 years together

A PLACE In The Sun's Laura Hamilton has revealed she's split up from her husband after 13 years together.

The TV presenter released a statement on Instagram to fans announcing she was separated from her long-term partner Alex Goward.

She said: "This isn’t something I ever thought I’d be saying but, after 13 years of being together Alex and I have separated.

"Our children are and always will be our number one priority and we would respect privacy for our family at this time."

Alongside her message to fans, Laura shared an image which read: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

The star has turned off comments on her Instagram post.

Laura married insurance broker Alex in 2012 – three years after they started dating.

They share two children together, eight-year-old Rocco and a daughter Tahlia, six.

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The blonde beauty has asked for privacy at this difficult timeCredit: Instagram
The star travels the world for her workCredit: Instagram

Throughout their marriage, the pair have had to endure lengthy spells away from each other while Laura flies all over Europe to film her hit show.

But they're also business partners, running a café called Lord Roberts on The Green together.

They had a fairytale wedding in Surrey surrounded by their celebrity pals including, Amanda Lamb, Michelle Heaton and Jeff Brazier, as well as Jayne Torvill and Sam Attwater, Denise Welch and Elen Rivas.

Their nuptials were heavily themed around several of their favourite movies.

Laura walked down the aisle to Ice Dance from the film Edward Scissorhands, while at the reception, the newlyweds entered the room to the theme tune from Rocky.

As the night went on at the reception, Laura serenaded her new husband with a rendition of Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love For You.

Previously reflecting on her big day, Laura said: "The day was perfect in every way. Even better than I imagined it would be. I feel more complete now."

Husband Alex echoed his wife's sentiments, explaining: "The wedding was unbelievable, the most memorable day of our lives. It just cements our love for one another."

Laura started presenting A Place In The Sun in 2011.

She first began developing properties at just 19 years old before turning her passion into a career.

Despite hugely successful TV career, Laura recently admitted being subjected to online negativity during lockdown.

It came after the couple used their Purley-based restaurant put all their efforts into supplying essentials as well as offering a takeaway and delivery service during lockdown.

She told The Sun's Fabulous podcast it brought up bad memories of being bullied at school.

Laura said: “It really upset me in lockdown, when me and my family got attacked over our coffee shop.

“I was trying to do good by the community and then people put a load of abusive stuff on a Next Door app online.

“I read it and I ended up having a panic attack, which has never happened in my life and I didn’t know what was happening.

“It was because I was letting this negative stuff get to me. That’s the only other time I think it's affected me.

“And I vowed after that, I would never let anything get to me again.

“It’s never acceptable when people are negative about anyone online.

“If it’s work and it’s presenting – not everyone will like your style. They might prefer another presenter over you and I think ‘ok, well you don’t need to say it, it’s better to keep it to yourself’.

“I read these things online about myself and my family and I think because it was personal about our family, that’s why I was like ‘oh my god’, is this really what people are saying and what people think.”

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