Saturday, June 18, 2011

'It's been really painful': Georgie Thompson breaks her silence over split with Declan Donnelly

By Daily Mail Reporter

'It was painful': Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson broke her silence over her split with Declan Donnelly at a pre-Wimbledon party this week

She was dumped by boyfriend Declan Donnelly after he told her he wasn't ready to settle down.

Having maintained a dignified silence in the two months that followed, Georgie Thompson has finally opened up to talk about the break-up.
She said: 'It's been painful.'

Donnelly, 35, called time on their two-year relationship in April and apart from a brief statement on her Twitter thanking fans for their support, this is the first time she has spoken about her heartache.

Speaking to the Mirror, she said: 'At the moment, the party line is that we’re really good friends and really support each other.

'But it’s been tough, it’s really tough. It’s a really hard thing to live out a painful break-up when you’re in the public eye. It hurts but we have to be grown-up.'

The Sky Sports presenter was speaking at a pre-Wimbledon party held in west London this week, and she looked stunning in a short gold lace dress.

Happier times: Georgie and Declan looked every inch the perfect couple as they posed for pictures at the BAFTA TV Awards last summer

When asked if there was any chance she and the Britain’s Got Talent host would get back together, she said: 'I don’t know. Who knows?

'At the moment, my focus is on work. To be honest, the reality is we’re both grown-ups, and trying to be pretty mature about the whole thing.'

And Georgie said she would never say a bad word against Donnelly, even though she told friends the split came like a 'bolt out of the blue'.

She said: 'We’re in the public eye and have a responsibility to be fair post-anything that may have happened.'

Support: Georgie put her troubles behind her as she partied with friends Kirsty Gallacher and Louise Redknapp at the Glamour Awards earlier this month

A few months before they broke-up, Georgie revealed that things were going great with her and Donnelly.

She said: 'We have so much in common. Things are going brilliantly. I come from a happy home, so I want marriage and kids. I want a football team worth of kids!'

But friends said he was reluctant to settle down and one added: 'Dec didn’t feel ready for marriage and babies.'

Household name: Donnelly poses with presenting partner Ant McPartlin as they launch their new TV show Red or Black


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