Ulrika Jonsson reveals marriage woes after announcing split from third husband
TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson has opened up on her marriage woes after announcing she is to divorce her third husband.
The former weather girl said last month she and Brian Monet had split up following 11 years of marriage.
Now, writing in The Sun, 51-year-old Jonsson said she and Monet had sex only once in eight-and-a-half years.
She said: “Nearly two years ago, just before my 50th birthday, I remember thinking I might have to just accept that I would never have sex ever again.
“The reason I thought this is because I had not had sex for four and half years. And the time before that was four years prior. I was living in a sexless marriage for nearly a decade.
“That just didn’t feel right. It felt unnatural and as if part of my life was over.”
The lack of sex made Jonsson feel “rejected and confused”, she added.
Jonsson married US advertising executive Monet in 2008 and they have one child together, a 10-year-old son named Malcolm. Her first marriage, to John Turnbull, lasted for five years until 1995 and they have a son together, Cameron.
Jonsson had a daughter, Bo, in November 2000 with German hotel manager Markus Kempen.
She also had a highly publicised affair with the then-England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, revealing the news in 2002.
While presenting TV show Mr Right that year, Jonsson met Lance Gerrard-Wright and they married in August 2003, divorcing in 2006.
Jonsson gave birth to a daughter, Martha, in 2004.