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Alex Zane confirms his whirlwind marriage is over

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL Alex Zane confirms his whirlwind marriage to artist Nettie Wakefield is over – just five MONTHS after their wedding celebration

Having courted famous and beautiful women including The Voice presenter Emma Willis, Girls Aloud’s late singer Sarah Harding and actress Sadie Frost, TV presenter Alex Zane finally settled down last summer with trendy artist Nettie Wakefield.

I hear that the couple have, however, already split up, scarcely five months after their wedding celebrations in London.

‘At the end of last year we decided to separate,’ confirms Zane, 43, who proposed to Nettie, 35, in 2018, after a ‘whirlwind year-long romance’.

All over: I hear that Alex Zane and artist wife Nettie Wakefield have already split up, scarcely five months after their wedding celebrations in London (pictured)

He explains: ‘We leave each other in the best way possible for two people who have shared incredible experiences, full of love and laughter and as many happy memories as two people can make in that time.

‘We remain best friends despite making the decision to go our separate ways. Our friends and family have been very supportive through this period, and we appreciate all the help we’ve received.’

The Yorkshireman adds: ‘Obviously, leaving behind a relationship is never easy, but we move forward knowing we have the other to rely on. 

‘It’s as amicable a separation as can be and, of course, we’ll continue to co-parent our whippet, Simon.’

I hear that Nettie, who previously went out with Poldark heart-throb Aidan Turner and was linked to Twilight star Robert Pattinson, is being comforted by the male model Owen McGinnity, who was pictured with his arm round her at a party two months after their wedding bash.

Nettie, whose artworks hang in the capital’s Groucho Club and Maddox Gallery, had exchanged vows with Zane during the pandemic, but they were forced to limit their number of wedding guests because of Covid restrictions, so had the big celebration last August.

Zane made his name on Channel 4 as co-presenter of Popworld with Alexa Chung and the clip show Rude Tube. 

After he proposed to Nettie, a source was reported as saying: ‘Alex has been knocked for six since meeting Nettie. 

‘He’s completely smitten and soon realised he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.’

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