Jessica Knowles is making a fresh start. The HELLO! Online blogger has revealed that she is moving back to Cheltenham in the hope that she can escape the media scrutiny surrounding her split from estranged husband Nick Knowles.
Jessica, who shares a two-year-old son Eddie with Nick, said that she's been considering the move for months.
Writing in her HELLO! Online blog this week, the single mum wrote: "I'm on the move again, this time to Cheltenham. I've been considering moving there since I came back from Spain but a rubbish 2016 coupled with the fact I've had paps hiding outside my house, and journalists knocking on my door whilst Eddie is playing in the living room, has helped push the decision."
Jessica revealed she has "had paps hiding outside my house"
"I'm not willing to sacrifice our privacy or safety anymore," she added. "On top of that, my health has to be priority this year – I'm anxious about having a relapse so I just want to be close to family in an environment with no stress. I haven't lived in Gloucestershire for 11 years but was born in Cheltenham and I'll be within throwing distance of my parents, brother and sister who all live in the county."
Jessica was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year, but has fortunately been given the all clear. She split from DIY SOS presenter Nick in January 2016 but the pair attempted a brief reconciliation following her diagnosis. The couple, who married in 2012, split again at the end of the year.
"I'm not willing to sacrifice our privacy or safety anymore," she wrote in her blog
Jessica's family has provided the support she needed throughout her turbulent year, and ahead of her move to Gloucestershire, the pretty blonde went back to the county to spend time with her dad and his fiancé Sinead.
"They, along with my mum, have unwittingly been recruited as weekly babysitters once I move back (another perk for me)," wrote Jessica in her blog.
She concluded the post: "On Sunday, my dad presented me with these photos, snapshots of our weekend and a real representation of my life with Eddie; a lot of play, exploring, happiness, silliness and of course, cuddles. I've been wondering where home is for a while, it turns out it really is where the heart is."