"Work was a distraction"
Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid has opened up about the breakdown of her long-term relationship with partner Dominic Cotton.
Speaking to Fabulous, the Stricly Come Dancing star revealed that maintaining a good relationship with Dominic, 50, for her children was the most important thing: "It was absolutely our priority to make sure everything was as good as it can be for the children," she says.
She revealed that between Strictly, her relationship breakdown and quitting BBC Breakfast to move to her current role at ITV, it was one of the toughest times of her life so far.
"There was a lot of smiling through. You wouldn't choose to have that much change in quite so many areas of your life around the same time."
Red carpet ready for Pride of Britain (Credit: Instagram/ Susanna Reid)
Susanna, who was with Dominic for 16 years and has three sons with him - Sam, 14, Finn, 12, and Jack, 11 - also admitted she isn't interested in seeing anyone else at the moment.
"I'm not dating, and right now it feels like absolutely the right thing to be single and independent. It's a positive choice. I am now in a position where I can be with my children as much as I possibly can, because work is in a really good place, and both of those things take up my energy, time and love. I can't imagine who has the time to then start a new relationship.
And although it's been a tough few years, the star is feeling positive about her life right now and the future: "I genuinely feel the happiest I've ever been. There will be plenty of time for... anything else... later."
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