But some years down the line, things in Jane’s career began to sour, and she has admitted that Henrik made the decision to split for the sake of Jane’s future career.
She said, “Henrik tried his very very best and he was brilliant at what he did but he didn’t know the industry.
“We’d come to a point where Henrik had made quite a few enemies and he said ‘If I don’t leave, you are never going to have a career.’
“And this is why I never talk about Henrik in a bad light at all because he was the one that walked out of the marriage to save my career.”
Jane however went on to admit that while she’s since enjoyed huge career success, the difficult decision left her devastated.
“The split up from Henrik was not my decision. I took two years off and it was hard. I didn’t just lose my husband, I lost my manager. Work is my saviour. You need to go out there and pay bills and that’s what got me back.”
Since the split, Jane has gone on to tour the UK and abroad with her songs, and has even won herself a BAFTA nomination with her hit TV series, Cruising with Jane McDonald.
She’s since found love again too, with musician Walter ‘Eddie’ Rothe. The pair actually met as teenagers in the 80s, but grew apart as they got older. However, they met up again in 2009, falling in love and later becoming engaged.
And she’s since confessed that meeting Eddie was the ultimate cure for her broken heart after splitting with Henrik.
She told the Mirror, “I was bereft after my second marriage broke up. I didn’t date anyone seriously for seven years and could hardly expect anything with my track record. But this guy takes my breath away.
“I’m very lucky. Normally when you meet someone after a long time they look nothing like you remember, or they are married.
“My life has been a lot of being in the right place at the right time, so being back with Eddie has something of destiny about it. We both realise we are lucky to have found each other again.”