It's been a week since Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden shocked fans with the news they were ending their three year marriage. Now 29-year-old Vogue has spoken for the first time about their split, writing exclusively in her HELLO! Online blog.
"First of all I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and messages over the past week," the Irish model told HELLO! Online readers. "It's been very difficult for Brian and I, but it's been really nice seeing the support off everyone."
Vogue Williams has spoken for the first time about her split from Brian McFadden
Vogue and former Westlife singer Brian announced they were splitting up on 7 July, posting almost identical statements on their Twitter and Instagram accounts alongside broken heart emojis.
"It is with sadness that Brian and I have made the tough decision to go our separate ways," Vogue wrote. "We will always care about each other, remain friends and wish each other all the very best for the future."
The pair proved they are still on good terms on Thursday – two days after announcing their separation - when Brian was seen picked up the pretty DJ from ITV's summer party in London. Vogue attended the annual party in Notting Hill looking stunning in a salmon pink dress teamed with pom pom heels, and after mingling with the likes of Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton, was seen jumping into a black jeep driven by the 35-year-old.
Vogue and Brian – who has two daughters, Molly, 13, and Lily-Sue, 12, with ex-wife Kerry Katona – married in a lavish Tuscan ceremony on 2 September 2012. Their split came as a big surprise; as recently as April of this year, Brian described Vogue as his "soul mate".
"We instantly clicked and talked non-stop for eight hours the night we met and I proposed eight months later," Brian told The Belfast Telegraph.
"Within three weeks she moved to Australia to be with me. Although it was a whirlwind romance, it was just so right from the beginning, so we knew it would work."
He added: "Meeting her was a life changer for me – she's my soulmate. Getting married hasn't changed anything – it was perfect anyway – but it has made us both feel quite grown-up. We like nothing better than just staying in and spending time together as a couple when we're not working.”