Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead put on a united front as they came together at daughter Betsy's seventh birthday party at the weekend. The former couple were in high spirits as they treated their little girl to a party at Kidzania in Westfield, London, with proud mum Denise sharing two photos from the fun celebrations. The first picture shows Denise and Lee posing on a disco dance floor with Betsy and her group of friends, with Lee wrapping his arms around the birthday girl. The second photo shows Betsy being presented with her birthday cake, an extravagant Oreo creation complete with giant sparklers.
Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead celebrated their daughter's seventh birthday together
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Denise, 42, and Any Dream Will Do star Lee, 35, ended their four-year marriage in July 2013. Denise has since found love with Eddie Boxshall, her partner of nearly three years. And in a recent interview with HELLO! magazine, the couple opened up for the first time about their romance. Revealing that they had been set up on their first date by a mutual friend, Denise said: "I'm a bit old-fashioned about dating and have never been on Tinder or anything like that. When I found myself single and just about to turn 40, I didn't want to be on my mobile, swiping left and all that business. Constantly talking on a phone and messaging each other is a waste of time; you might as well go and meet that person and you'll know within the first half hour if it will work or not. With Eddie I knew within ten minutes – we just clicked."
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City trader Eddie, meanwhile, revealed he had no idea he had been set up with a celebrity. "All I'd been told was that I would be meeting a woman called Denise; I had no idea it was Denise Van Outen," he said. "When I saw that it was her, it came as a surprise – a lovely one. But I felt very relaxed in her company and the conversation just flowed. To be honest, it was an advantage not knowing too much about her career because it meant there was even more for me to find out about her. The chemistry, for me, was definitely there and I couldn't wait to see her again."