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Exclusive: Andrea McLean reveals how boyfriend Nick Feeney changed her life

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Andrea McLean and her boyfriend Nick Feeney have appeared in their first photoshoot together in an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine.

"I never thought I'd feel like this again, that I'd fall in love and get the chance to start a new life," the Loose Women star and mother of two told the magazine.

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Andrea McLean with boyfriend Nick Feeney: "We make each other so happy"

"It's been a revelation to him, too. And because we make each other so happy, it's changed our lives. So many people have commented on how much more positive I've become since I met him. Thanks to Nick, I'm no longer looking backwards, I'm looking forwards."

The couple, who have four children from previous marriages between them, have now introduced each other to their respective families – while Andrea has also introduced businessman Nick to her other family: her Loose Women costars.

"He was terrified," she laughs. "But the ladies were lovely to him, especially Linda Robson, who calls herself Nana Linda and is my surrogate nana. She was over the moon and said, 'I'm so happy you've found love again and are being looked after by a nice man.'"

In the interview, Andrea also confessed she told Nick everything about her past on their first date so he didn't have to look her up on the internet.

"After a few drinks, we were getting on so well and as we relaxed in each other's company, I told him everything about my life, all the ups and the downs and the poor guy sat there in shock," Andrea said. "My thinking was that he could go home, Google my name on the Internet and find all kinds of inaccurate nonsense; I wanted him to hear the truth from me first."

Says Nick: "I vowed never to Google her name and I never have. If I have a question, I just ask her direct." 

Read the full interview in HELLO! out now.