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ITV Loose Womens Linda Robson keeping busy after confirming marriage split after 33 years
Linda Robson said she is “keeping busy” by spending time with her family after confirming she had split from her husband Mark Dunford.
The pair had been together for 33 years but for months there has been speculation that they were going through marital problems. And now the Loose Women panellist, 65, has finally confirmed they have gone their separate ways – saying "enough is enough".
However, after finally going public with the split, the Birds of a Feather actress said she was “feeling fine” and “keeping busy” – adding that she was not 'interested' in the idea of dating again.
In an interview with Woman magazine, she said: “He’s a really good dad and we had some good years, but enough is enough. I’ve got my family and my kids around me. And I’m going on a cruise with (Birds of a Feather co-star) Lesley Joseph in November. I’m keeping busy.
“I feel fine. I’m just going away on trips all the time.”
On the prospect of dating again, she added: "I can’t be a***d with all that."
Linda and window cleaning company owner Mark met when they were teens but did not begin dating until years later. They married in 1990 and went on to welcome two children together – Roberta, 27, and Louis, 31.
Linda, who is also mum to daughter Lauren, 40, from a previous relationship, had hinted at problems in her marriage on Loose Women recently but had not officially confirmed she and Mark had separated. She spoke of how she and Mark hadn't had sex in two years before adding: "If something's not right in a relationship then I find it very hard to disguise it.
“And things haven't been right in my relationship for quite a long time so erm, I've been very honest about it."
In September, Linda said she was "not looking for anyone" and "can't be f*****" when discussing dating on Loose Women. She also said 'doesn't need a partner' to love her – adding she wants ‘affection not an erection’.
During a chat with her fellow panellists, Linda said: "I’ve had two loves of my life and now my grandchildren are the love of my life and my children. So no, I'm not looking for anyone."
Initially, Linda had rubbished speculation concerning her marriage and said she and Mark were simply having a "few hiccups".
She had said on the show: "That’s a load of rubbish. We’re still living together. We both love our kids more than anything else in the world, obviously you have a few hiccups in every marriage.
"We’ve been married 33 years so it’s not going to be all plain sailing, but we’re still together at the moment."
But in August Linda made a cryptic comment about Mark and her marriage struggles. In a chat about her weekend on Loose Women, she revealed she took herself out for dinner as all the kids had flown the nest and the only people at home were her dog and her husband. She added, ‘notice the order’, making the other Loose Women stars break down in laughter as she had placed her husband beneath her dog.