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James Cracknell is due to marry his fiance Jordan Connell on Friday night.
The ex-wife of Olympic gold medalist Beverley Turner confirmed the news on Instagram by sharing a video informing his followers that James, 49, will marry Jordan, whom he became engaged to in January after 17 month of attendance.
The TV presenter, 47, who was married to James for 17 years before confirming their split in March 2019, spoke candidly about how she felt about her ex’s new milestone as she reflected on their relationship. relationship failed and admitted “you never feel quite good” about divorce.
It’s James Cracknell’s wedding day! Olympian’s ex-wife Beverley Turner revealed the sportsman will marry Jordan Connell on Friday night
In a video shared with her 37.6,000 followers, Beverley appeared out in the sun in Cornwall and said: ‘It’s a weird day today, my ex-husband got married today – which is pretty weird to say and I thought I was going to totally agree with that, and I agree with that.
“I’m happier now than I have been in many years and I know James is happier now than he has been in many years – and a big part of that is Jordan, his wife. . But it also made me quite thoughtful and I couldn’t quite understand why.
Beverley continued, “Anyone of you who listens to the podcast I’m doing with Marina Fogle, As Good As It Gets, will know that I’m talking about the relationship I had and the relationship I now have a lot.
“And I’m talking about the brain injury – the accident we had when James was hit by a truck in 2010 while working for Discovery Channel. “
“You never quite agree with that”: James Cracknell’s ex-wife Beverley Turner appeared to confirm he had remarried as she discussed his marriage with fans on Instagram Friday
She continued, “You never get married thinking you’re going to get a divorce and although the kids are great and I have a new partner who is amazing with them and in many ways they are lively and resilient kids.
“You have never divorced parents like something that suits you perfectly. I just wanted to say that, but the other thing, I know a lot of people in the brain damage world follow me, even though you’re in the darker parts of these trips – which you might be. now – you make him see the sun again at some point.
“And while it never really leaves you, the impact never really leaves a family, I also thought of James’ parents today. “
Congratulations: Beverley then took to Twitter to share a photo with her boyfriend James Pritchett, 32, as they congratulated her ex
Beverley then took to Twitter to share a photo with her boyfriend James Pritchett, 32, as they congratulated her ex.
She tweeted: “A big thumbs up from both of us at @jamescracknell who is getting married today to a wonderful woman who makes him happy.
“Marriage, brain damage and divorce was never Plan A. But for anyone who is currently in the dark, the sun will someday return. “
MailOnline has contacted a representative for James Cracknell.
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Candide: Beverley said that while she was ‘okay’ with James getting married again, it was ‘strange’ to say her ex-husband had married
Going forward: She swept the news while enjoying the sun on a hike in Cornwall
Confirmation that James was engaged to Jordan came in January earlier this year – nearly two years after his split from Beverley. Their engagement was traditionally announced in the Times.
His alleged wife, who would split her time between London and the United States, spent 12 months training for an MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School while James studied for a Masters in Human Evolution at Peterhouse College.
Athlete James and his partner Jordan started dating after graduating and have lived together in West London throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
James has previously credited his newfound love with his newfound self-confidence after his terrifying accident, and the former student cheerleader was elated that she was “ridiculously happy” to have found a partner in him.
Speaking of Jordan, James previously told the Daily Mail: “To be honest with Jordan the conversation was so easy and it was so nice to date someone who had no preconceived idea of who you were before. . ”
The news of their marriage comes two years after James and his ex-wife Beverley decided to go their separate ways after a nine-year struggle following a crippling brain injury, which she treated him to.
The athlete was left in a coma and suffered damage to the part of the brain that governs memory, personality and speech after being knocked off his bike by the rearview mirror of an oil tanker in Arizona.
Happier times: TV presenter Beverley, 47, was married to James for 17 years before confirming their separation in March 2019 (pictured in 2016)
After her split, Beverley – who shares three children with James – reflected on how she helped him recover in an interview with The Times.
The author of the book Happy Birth said at the time: “A once calm man, he couldn’t stop talking, but certainly stopped listening. I had my silent screams in the shower so the kids wouldn’t hear.
“Acquired brain damage is contagious – the whole family gets it and soon everyone is slamming, sighing, arguing and slamming doors. After a brain injury, the dynamics of a couple usually become that of a parent and child, accompanied by anger, resistance, resentment and sulking.
“The ‘adult’ wants to feed and protect the ‘child’ he almost lost once. Still, it’s overwhelming and mind-numbing for the survivor who just wants their independence.
Exciting times to come: The father of three met financier Jordan, 35, while studying at Cambridge in 2018 (pictured in 2019)
James also expressed his gratitude to his first wife for her help when he said, “I wouldn’t have made the recovery that I have without her fire.
“It’s not that nice when it’s not in your corner, but you can’t fall in love with a opinionated woman and then moan when she has an opinion.” It hurts but it’s also for me.
“I was not the best husband in the world. I wanted to go to Cambridge to gain academic credibility for the work I was doing in public health. Beverley did not share my desire for me to be in politics. I don’t think she liked the idea of being a politician’s wife.
Special announcement: The sportsman confirmed the couple are getting married in an ad shared in The Times in January
The This Morning star Beverley filed for divorce in March 2019 for unreasonable behavior, which he did not object to.
They separated eight months after James moved to Cambridge and Beverley felt he was abandoning the family.
The athlete then claimed that the “complex” separation was “long in coming” and had nothing to do with the boat race or the 2010 brain injury that nearly killed him.
Love story: The financial consultant spent a year training for an MBA while the Olympian studied for a masters in human evolution (pictured in 2019)
The media personality told the Daily Telegraph at the time: “It wasn’t going to college or participating in the boat race that ended the marriage. And it wasn’t even the accident, even though our marriage was treated badly.
“As anyone who is married or has been married knows, breakups are far more complex than anyone else. [outside the marriage] really knows.
“There’s this perception that I left my family to go to Cambridge, selfishly, but that’s a bit of a stretch. And while, yes, it might sound selfish, it pays the bills too.
Like James, Beverley has also left their marriage and has had a relationship with eco-property developer James Pritchett, 32, for almost a year.
Beverley – who is 15 years her senior – has once said of her romance: “I had such judgment on age relationships before that. “
The writer added to the Daily Mail: “I would look at an older man with a younger woman and roll my eyes, but now I can completely see what they were doing. I have no problem with that.
Getting strong: The couple started dating after graduating and lived together in west London throughout the coronavirus pandemic (pictured last July)