Anthea Turner said she thinks 'dying is easier than divorce'
The 57-year-old – who split from Grant after 13 years back in 2012 – said that “death is final,” whereas you have to deal with the heartbreak after you get divorced.
Anthea – who has been busy promoting her new book How to Survive Divorce – explained: “Fear makes us make bad decisions, hold on, put up and shut up. I knew it was time to go.
“But honestly death is easier than divorce. Death is final. There is no rejection. Divorce is ongoing.”
Anthea then went on to say that she began seeing a counsellor after her split to help sort her life out.
She admitted: “I got to the point where I realised I could only get so far talking to friends. I needed professional help to sort my life out – from someone who didn't know me – and it really helped.”
Anthea with her ex-husband Grant Bovey
Anthea hasn't held back when speaking about her divorce
Death is easier than divorce. Death is final. There is no rejection. Divorce is ongoing
Not ending the chat there, Anthea also said that she sees dates as “auditions” while she searches for Mr. Right.
The former Blue Peter presenter continued to tell The Sunday People: “I’m rubbish at it, but I think I will love again. There is a different between dating and going out.
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“You can be a serial dater and not be exclusive. I think of it as auditioning men."
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Anthea previously said she 'turned detective' to trap her other half
This certainly isn’t the first time that Anthea has spoken out about the break-up, after she recently went into detail about how she trapped her cheating other half.
Anthea confessed that she “turned detective” and checked his emails, as well as his car’s Sat Nav and even the electronic device on his bike to find out that he had actually not been anywhere he claimed to have been.
Anthea shared: “Grant had no idea I could do these things. He should not have underestimated me. I hated being the sort of woman who checks up on her husband.”