Her divorce has just been finalised. And, in this exclusive HELLO! photoshoot and interview Melanie Sykes reveals: "I don't think I've ever been happier." It was in 2013 that the TV presenter split from Jack Cockings, a roofing contractor 16 years her junior, just seven months after marrying.
The couple shared a passionate and very public whirlwind relationship that was sparked via exchanges on Twitter.
But the experience hasn't put her off the idea of meeting someone else. "No. I love men – I think they're great," she tells HELLO!. "It's silly to say I'll never be in a relationship."
Melanie Sykes: 'I don't think I've ever been happier'
She added: "I can laugh about it now, too. It was painful at the time and you know when you can laugh about something and tease yourself about something, you're fine. And I really, really am…. I don't regret anything, no. I never do, though. I don't really regret decisions I make because the decision is based on my life at the time and who I was at the time."
It's a fresh start for the star, who is celebrating a milestone in her professional life – 20 years in the industry – and has recently moved into a beautiful new London flat with Roman, 13, and Valentino, 11, her sons from her first marriage.
To read more of the interview with Mel, pick up the latest issue of HELLO! magazine out now.