Vanessa Feltz opens up about her ex-husbands affair on This Morning

Vanessa Feltz revealed on This Morning how her ex-husband's extra-marital affair still affects her 31 years later.

The mother-of-two got very little warning when her husband's affair was splashed all over the papers.

The Celebrity Big Brother star compared herself to Martha Hancock, the former Health Secretary's wife.

Vanessa, 59, explained how her whole life fell apart after one phone call from a journalist.

Vanessa said, "My whole life just collapsed and just shattered into a million pieces. It was absolutely astounding.

"31 years later and I can barely even describe to you the shock of it."

Vanessa said, "Your future is gone, your past you realise was probably built on an absolute tissue of lies because whatever you thought you were doing wasn't true."

She added, "Everybody else is reading it over their Frosties the next morning, the whole country, and it's your own heart and your own life."

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Vanessa revealed it was hardest to watch how it affected her two daughters, then ten and 13 years old.

She recounted one incident where her daughters were hounded by paparazzi who jumped out from behind a bush on their walk home from school.

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In another incident, Vanessa's 13-year-old daughter was forced to listen to a broadcast discussing the affair on her school bus.

Having never experienced heartbreak like it, Vanessa said she felt unprepared to guide her daughters through it.

Michael Kurer, an Orthopeadic Surgeon, and Vanessa were married for 17 years.

Vanessa spoke about how she felt blindsided by the affair having thought she was in a happy marriage.

"I thought I was one of the lucky ones, I thought I had a lovely marriage."

She went onto say how not all wives and girlfriends know about the affairs. Many, like her, were not expecting an affair at all.

Vanessa revealed she even told her children not to worry, and that she would phone their father and it would all be a mistake.

After ringing him Vanessa said, "He denied everything."

However, Michael rang back ten minutes later saying, "Yes, we are lovers, we're having an affair, yes."

Vanessa said she felt physically heartbroken, and her whole body changed as a result.

However, she still has faith in men and has been engaged to her partner Ben Ofoedu since 2006.

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She now also has three grandchildren.

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