TV presenter and current Dancing On Ice contestant Anthea Turner has revealed that she and husband Grant Bovey are doing just fine now after a turbulent few years that have seen them weathering storms such as Grant’s alleged infidelity…
And she’s attributed her happy marital status to her participation in DOI, telling The Sun, “Dancing On Ice has been part of putting us back together. It’s been like therapy.”
However, she went on to reveal that the situation between herself and Grant was also helped by going on a second honeymoon to Mauritius over Christmas.
She explained, “Things went wrong. It wasn’t the best summer. But we’ve had a great Christmas…
“We went back to the hotel in Mauritius where we got engaged and had the most beautiful holiday.”
Anthea added that while they were away, she and Grant talked about their “issues” one of which, as mentioned above, was his alleged affair with 24 year old Zoe de Mallet Morgan.
When media reports about the affair first surfaced, Anthea said that she was “heartbroken and devastated” over it, and she subsequently threw Grant out of their home.
Friends of Anthea’s reported that she had been seriously considering divorcing Grant, but she changed her mind when his daughters Lily, Amelia and Claudia intervened.
Grant has always insisted that he was nothing more than friends with Zoe, and evidently, Anthea decided to give him the benefit of the doubt.
She added, “There were issues and it wasn’t a great time for me. I can’t deny that.
“But we’ve sorted the issues out. Will they flare up again? Absolutely not — 100 per cent.”
The paper adds, “There were tears in her eyes yesterday when Grant — who was declared bankrupt in 2010 — turned up for a surprise visit during training with a big bunch of flowers and his three daughters.”
A show insider said, “She has been feeling the pressure this week ahead of her first ice dance and seeing Grant was lovely.
“When Grant handed Anthea the flowers, she just welled up.”
Here’s a reminder of Grant and Anthea appearing together on Hell’s Kitchen…