Life after divorce can be a liberating adventure or a regretful disaster

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Great article in the Express online recently where Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan shares candid admission about living alone after divorce. Life after divorce can be a liberating adventure or a regretful disaster. Be careful what you wish for and take the best advice!

Abbie Bray wrote…LOOSE WOMEN star Coleen Nolan has opened up on her love life as she admitted she “loves living alone” following her divorce from Ray Fensome.

During a recent installment of Loose Women, the ITV panelists discussed whether everyone should learn to live by themselves. Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, Kaye Adams, and Janet Street-Porter seemed to agree as they discussed their past relationships and living with partners. Coleen left her co-stars surprised when she made an admission about living by herself.

When asked when she moved out of her parent’s house, Coleen explained: “I was 17 when I got my first house.

“I had a long-term boyfriend at that stage, and then I met Shane and got married and all that.

“So I’ve never really had a massively long period on my own until after really, me and Ray got divorced.

“And then I had a good three or four years [of living alone], and I absolutely loved it.”

The 57-year-old, who recently became single again, went on to add: “I think it’s made me more aware now that if someone ends up living with me again, it will really be because I want them to.

“And it will enhance my life, and I won’t have that need… I don’t feel lonely on my own.”

Kaye went on to point out that Coleen’s house is always busy, as she said: “You’ve always got people in your house, don’t you?”

“Yeah,” Coleen replied before joking: “It is like a youth hostel.”

Weighing into the discussion, Brenda said: “You’ve got to enjoy your own company before you get anybody else to enjoy that.

“There’s no point moving someone in when you don’t like yourself.”

“I used to love a Tuesday or Wednesday night at home in my own little flat, beans on toast on the couch,” Kaye added.

“You can find a nice partner that does that as well,” Brenda pointed out.

Coleen has always been open and honest about her relationships and marriages.

In July, the presenter told her co-stars her relationship with Tinder boyfriend Michael Jones had ended because the “spark fizzled out”.

Coleen was previously married to EastEnders star Shane Richie from 1990 to 1999, and Ray Fensome between 2007 and 2018.

At the beginning of the year, Coleen invited Michael on to the show, where they chatted about their romance.

“I knew she was famous, that’s her job and you have to accept it and get on with it. I am very laid-back,” he explained.

“Some people at work laugh, they call me Mr. Hollywood.”

Speaking about the first time they met, Coleen recalled: “I went from being really quiet and looking at my phone to literally nearly upending the table when I realised it was him.

“I jumped up screaming. God, it was a fabulous day.”

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