GMB weather presenter Alex Beresford said he separated from his wife Natalia Natkaniec despite “desperate efforts to make things work.”
The 39-year-old broadcaster detailed his personal problems for the Britain Get Talking podcast, admitting that he felt “really alone” since he separated from his child’s mother, Cruz, 10, two weeks before the lockout begins.
Alex said he “never imagined” that he would be looking for love again at the age of 40 and that he felt like his life had been traced.
“I really felt lonely”: Alex Beresford of GMB revealed that he had his wife Natalia’s SPLIT after “trying desperately to make things work”
He said: “It has been a huge learning curve, I did not think at the age of 20 that when I approached 40 I would be in this situation.
“At 40, you will be married, you will be grown, you will have a child or two, your life will be settled. I’m not old, I don’t feel old, it’s a little intimidating.
“But we’re locked out, so even if I wanted to go on a date, I couldn’t go on a date.
Struggles: Alex struggled to be separated from his ten-year-old son Cruz after his mother developed symptoms of coronavirus after she and Cruz moved and had to spend two weeks apart
Warning: Alex and Natalia separated last year, but continued to live together for a while because they didn’t want to rush things – Alex said: “I’m not a coward and I hate to leave things”
“I don’t want to age on my own, life is for sharing and it would be nice to meet someone in the future, but they must be good for me, good for Cruz.
Natalia is an influencer of the fitness and clothing range from natalia_natkaniec who promotes Wake Up and Squat, a Polish sportswear company.
Although she hadn’t touched on the split, she recently posted on Instagram, “Dear world, I’m open to making things easier and more magical than I could ever imagine. “
Alex continued to live with Natalia after their separation last year because they didn’t want to rush their separation, but his ex and son moved before Covid: 19 hit.
Natalia developed symptoms of coronavirus during the pandemic, forcing her to be separated from her son for two weeks, a time that Alex found difficult.
He said: “When Natalia and Cruz moved, it was two weeks before the lockdown. Natalia developed symptoms, she coughed.
Important role: Alex is a weather presenter on Good Morning Britain
“It turned out that it was not COVID-19, they had to isolate themselves for 14 days – so I went from living in a house full of people to living alone in a confinement cell.
“I watched the lockout message from Boris Johnson sitting on my couch, feeling really alone. And I haven’t been able to see Cruz for two weeks. ”
He continued, “I realized how strong I am, but I am only strong because of the people I have behind me.
“As we enter summer, Natalia and I have decided that we are going to separate, which, you know me. I am not a coward and I hate to leave things.
“We tried to fix the problems, but at some point you realize that the best thing for everyone to do is get away, but getting away is never easy.”
He shared: “We were in the same house until the beginning of this year, knowing that we are separating, it takes time to understand things. One thing I didn’t want to do was rush things.
“By being in this house, knowing that we weren’t together, we started to get along better – it took away a lot of the stress and expectation that a relationship can bring.
“It was so difficult to manage, we are only human and have feelings and emotions.
“The important thing is to open up and talk to someone about what you’re going through.
The news comes a month after the Alex lost her stepmother.
Alex revealed his family’s anguish at not being able to say goodbye.
He tweeted the sad news from Ivy Stewart, writing that he felt “upset, trapped and helpless” because he could not mourn the loss with his family due to lock-in restrictions.
He also explained that the family had missed so many key moments in the last days of his life.
He said, “She has been in a nursing home. Ironically, she was working in nursing homes when she first came to England.
“We don’t think she died from COVID-19, but we do understand that she coughed last week. We are still waiting to find out. ”
Heartbreak: Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford revealed his family’s anxiety over being able to say goodbye to his stepmother after his death earlier this week
Regarding the split, he said, “The important thing is to open up and talk to someone about what you are going through.”