Singer Imelda May has opened up about her much-publicised marriage break-up and has revealed that while herself and her ex-husband have now moved on, it was a struggle initially in the "goldfish bowl" of the public gaze.
The 42-year-old singer and her husband, Darrel Higham, announced they were parting ways after 13 years of marriage in the summer of 2015.
Speaking on The Late Late Show, May admitted that while a marriage break-up is not nice in any world, doing it in the public eye adds additional pressure.
Describing the experience as like being in a "goldfish bowl", she said "people are all looking at you but at the same time you have to realise, nobody really cares. If something’s in the paper, they flick past in two seconds. You don’t go too all self-important in that way, that people are really . . . it’s just news or whatever.”
She revealed that while it was a struggle, she has now begun to move on with her life.
“How did I cope?“ May said.”You just do over time, I think it’s about three years ago now, two, three years, and we’ve both moved on.
"We’re good, and we both have a beautiful daughter and we’re madly in love with her, and we do everything for her, everything for her well-being, she’s the centre of our universe and she works that to her advantage.
Recently May encouraged fans to listen to her ex-husband's new album, which deals with the breakdown of their marriage to get his side of the story. She also revealed last night that the pair remain on good terms
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"He’s good," she said referring to Higham. "We’re good, I’ve even sang on his album. He has an album coming out as well, it’s called Hell’s Hotel, it’s a great album, it’s a rockabilly album, it’s wild . . . y’know, we’re as good as you can be, it’s just the way things go, stuff happens."
She also spoke about finding love again, after putting the heartache of separation behind her.
"Time passed and I met somebody, and he (her ex-husband) met somebody, and we were all fine, then I started to feel good and it was really nice and then I started feeling guilty about feeling good - should I be feeling happy this soon?"
May recently revealed that her latest relationship left her with a broken heart and admits her new album, Life Love, Flesh, Blood isn't just about her ex-husband.
The singer has been wowing fans with her new sleek new look and sound. The video for her new single, Should’ve Been You, was released earlier this week and she revealed that she had taken inspiration from the recent women's march protest.
May said she came up with the idea in response to Trump's recent approach to health care and maternity issues.
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