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Denise Van Outen puts on a brave face after split from Lee Mead

30 July 2013
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Denise Van Outen put on a brave face as she was spotted out and about in London, following her recent split from actor husband Lee Mead.

Despite the tough times the Strictly Come Dancing star is going through, Denise, 39, still looked fabulous as she stepped out of her house to go about her daily routine.

The blonde beauty wore a light grey mini dress with a paisley pattern, pairing it with matching tan boots that flaunted her toned and tanned legs.

She geared up for the British weather with a flower printed umbrella and khaki jacket.

Soon after the couple's separation was formally announced by Denise's spokesperson, the television personality was seen without her wedding ring.

"Following continued speculation, Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead are sad to confirm they have decided to separate," said the formal statement. "The couple remain the best of friends, with their daughter Betsy as their number one priority.

"Since then, Denise has remained silent on Twitter, and her last post showed a complete contrast in mood.

"I'm spinning 'GOLD' Spandau Ballet on @magicfm right now #choonage," tweeted Denise, alongside a photograph of her clearly enjoying her work as a Magic FM host, sitting in the radio station with her feet up on her desk and her hands in the air.

Denise and Lee were last seen together earlier this month, taking three-year old Betsy on a family day out to the Tickety Toc launch party at Hamleys. The young couple were all smiles for the camera but it recently emerged that their conflicting work schedules had put a "massive strain" on their marriage.

There have been rumours surrounding the couple for months, with Denise describing their relationship as being "like passing ships in the night" because of the couple's busy careers.

"To be honest, it is really difficult," she said. "We just haven't seen each other. I started on Strictly in September and we've been like passing ships in the night. I'm not going to lie, it's been a massive strain on the relationship."

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