One of our favourite daytime presenters Susanna Reid is certainly not one to shy away from sharing her opinion live on Good Morning Britain (especially with co-star Piers Morgan). But, in a rare personal interview, the TV star has opened up about her dating life following her split from her husband in 2014.
Susanna was married to Dominic Cotton for more than 15 years before the pair split three years ago, citing irreconcilable differences.
Speaking to the Daily Mail’s Event magazine, the GMB presenter confessed that, as she’s got older and busier, dating has proven difficult, but that she’s more than happy to live the single life for now.
Confirming that she is currently single, Susanna, 46, said, “Yes! It’s just easier. I’ve got a really busy life. I’m up at a crazy time of the morning. My work is really intense, very enjoyable and very absorbing.”
She also pointed to the fact that her three sons, Jack, 12, Finn, 13, and Sam, 15, do more than enough to occupy her time, stating ‘I have three boys who need my full attention.”
But she did confess that since her split from her ex, she has had a few secret boyfriends that the media haven’t been aware of.
She shared, “I haven’t been single the entire time – and occasionally there are times when I’m not single – but dating is very distracting. I haven’t got time for it.”
(Susanna presents GMB live every morning with Piers Morgan – inevitably leaving little time for dating)
But the year after they divorced, in 2014, Susanna admitted to Fabulous magazine that she and ex Dom actually still lived in the same home, in order to co-parent their three boys – despite the fact that Dominic had a new partner.
She said, “We still get on so well, Dom is still such a hands-on dad and we really co-parent. So we live separately but together and happily in the same house.”
However, she did acknowledge the fact that it’s not the most conventional set-up after a split, saying “I’m not saying everybody can do it and I definitely think people are surprised that we can do it this way.”
“But it’s nice for the children that they know mum and dad are still there. I’m privileged to have a great relationship with my ex, to the point where we can live together comfortably and he can have a new relationship.”
It’s not clear whether the pair still share the same house now.