Denise Van Outens ex Eddie spotted for first time since split after messages to other women

Denise Van Outen's ex Eddie Boxshall has been spotted for the first time since their shock split.

The Only Way Is Essex's voice over star, 47, confirmed herself and Eddie, also 47, are "no longer a couple" as she opened up to fans on her Instagram on Friday.

It comes after reports the couple, who made regular appearances on Channel 4's Celebrity Gogglebox, went their separate ways after Denise allegedly found a series of messages to other women on Eddie's phone.

Eddie has now been spotted leaving a flat in Essex after reportedly moving out of the home he shared with Denise, following the split.

Eddie could be seen in a large black coat with his hair slicked back and wearing tortoiseshell-rimmed glasses.

Eddie carried another coat under his arm and had a black bag over his shoulder as he was spotted walking down the street.

Sharing the news of their split, Denise penned on Instagram: "Over the past couple of months, there has been much speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie.

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"It saddens me to confirm that we are no longer a couple. I had to make the difficult decision not to continue in our relationship.

"I will always treasure the good times we spent together, and the memories made.

"We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time, especially for our children."

A source told The Sun: "Denise is both ­furiously angry and utterly heartbroken. It’s the very last thing she expected to happen after she had been so happy with Eddie.

"She thought this was for ever. But while she has been out at work he’s been sat in her home betraying her trust."

Denise and Eddie had been together for almost eight years and didn't get engaged in the traditional sense – as they made a "joint decision" to get married and were planning to wed next year.

The source continued to say that "it's the last thing" Denise expected to happen.

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"She thought this was for ever — but while she has been out at work he’s been sat in her home betraying her trust," they continued.

Denise has 11 year old Betsy from her marriage to Lee Mead while Eddie has two children from a previous relationship, whom he keeps away from the limelight.

The source added: "Their families are close, and they get on great with each other’s children. But the trust is totally shattered and she just doesn’t see a way back for their relationship.

"Eddie has moved out to stay with a friend nearby and he’s admitted to some of it already after being pushed for some answers. But Denise is determined to move on with her life.

"She’s angry and upset but she’s always worked hard to support herself and stand on her own two feet, so that’s what she’s determined to do again."

Eddie is said to be hopeful he can win Dancing on Ice star Denise back.

A source told The Sun: “Eddie is convinced he can win Denise back and isn’t willing to throw away all of their memories together. He’s pulling out all the stops to save their relationship.

“He feels terrible and pained that she’s hurting. He is desperate to gain her forgiveness and knows there are a lot of deep-rooted feelings involved. He’s not willing to accept it’s over for good."

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