Melanie Sykes has 'no regrets' after painful divorce

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TV presenter Melanie Sykes has revealed how painful her divorce was, but says she has no regrets.

Sykes, 45, split from roofing contractor Jack Cockings, who was 16 years her junior, just seven months after their wedding at Sherborne Castle in Dorset in 2013.

Melanie Sykes and Jack Cockings seen at Heathrow Airport in London.
Melanie Sykes and Jack Cockings at Heathrow Airport (Steve Parsons/PA)

The couple shared a very public relationship sparked by exchanges on Twitter.

The couple's divorce is now complete and Sykes told Hello!: "I don't think I've ever been happier."

Melanie Sykes attends the InStyle EE Rising Star party at 100 Wardour Street
(Anthony Devlin/PA)

She also said the experience has not put her off meeting someone else, telling the magazine: "No. I love men - I think they're great. It's silly to say I'll never be in a relationship.

"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."

Melanie Sykes arrives for the UKTV Live season launch at the Phillips Gallery
(Ian West/PA)

Skyes, who is celebrating 20 years in the television industry, has recently moved into a new London flat with her sons Roman, 13, and Valentino, 11, from her first marriage.

Read the full article in Hello! out now.