A new eye-opening ITV documentary delved into the lives of a handful of Britain's two million single parents, to investigate whether there was any truth behind the stigma of being a single parent on benefits.
Myleene Klass: Single Mums On Benefits saw the star travel across the country to meet different families who, for one reason or another, were left to raise their children alone on benefits.
Myleene's first stop was Birmingham where she met self-proclaimed "Welfare Queen" Marie Buchan, an unemployed single mother of eight who made headlines when she said her £26,000 benefits weren't enough to raise her family.
Despite previously claiming she has no desire to work, Marie admitted she now wanted to find a job. Yet juggling her children's daily routine with the inflexible working hours on offer, as well as the cost of childcare, it was easier said than done.
#myleenesinglemums it would be easier for single mums to work, if childcare was cheaper and more places available! :/
-- Mayyymoo (@MayyyMoo) May 31, 2016
#myleenesinglemums I'm a single mum to three would love to get a Job but so hard wen have no family around to help and have no childcare.
-- sabrina Walker (@Sabrinawalker39) May 31, 2016
#myleenesinglemums FYI, most single mums WANT to work! But with low pay and sky high childcare costs, they have no choice sometimes.
-- Anna Sophia MUA (@AnnaSophiaElois) May 31, 2016
Next Myleene travelled to see 43-year-old single mother Rhiannon, who was forced to turn to benefits after her marriage broke down and she was made redundant. She then became a full-time carer to her sick grandmother, as well as looking after her three children in a rented home in North Wales.
"Benefits are bridge for now. You almost feel like it's a failure. The children are growing up - I don't own my home any more and I'm not working any more and to a degree you get a little bit embarrassed about it," Rhiannon admitted.
I feel sorry for Rhiannon! At least she is using the benefit money to provide for the house & looking after her family. #MyleeneSingleMums
-- Gemma Ryan. ? (@MonkeySocks92) May 31, 2016
Benefits is not an easy option. Everyone has a different story. #myleenesinglemums
-- Glow Rox (@glowrox) May 31, 2016
And it's not just women who are raising a child as a single parent - there are 200,000 single dads in Britain, many of whom rely on benefits.
Myleene was invited to the home of 36-year-old single dad Ben from London, who has brought up his son Jackson alone after his wife was killed after being hit by a car on a family day out.
After the accident, Ben admitted he was at a loss on how to cope and so turned to the internet for guidance, only to find limited support for men. It was then he decided to start his own blog for widowers like himself.
Awww the single dad on #Myleenesinglemums is amazing, you never really think of "single" dads raising kids!
-- Amy Turner (@AmyTurner917) May 31, 2016
This dad on #MyleeneSingleMums is incredibly brave ??
-- Jordan Eggington (@JordanEggington) May 31, 2016
"There's loads of resources for mums if you look at Mumsnet and all of these different things, there seems to be a lot of that. It's very different really being a guy, because sometimes you just want really practical advice and sometimes you just wanna get stuff off your chest and sometimes you might just want a laugh," he said.