Professor Green says he'll keep 'dignified silence' over Millie Mackintosh split


Professor Green said he would be keeping a "dignified silence" over his divorce from Millie Mackintosh because it was not "a celebrity marriage or a celebrity divorce".

The rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, split from the ex-Made in Chelsea star in February after two and a half years of marriage. She is currently dating her former co-star Hugo Taylor.

Millie Mackintosh and Professor Green split in February this year (Yui Mok/PA)

Appearing on ITV's Loose Women to promote the paperback version of his autobiography Lucky, he was asked by Jane Moore why he had not updated it to include a chapter on his divorce from Mackintosh, as it currently ends at their wedding.

The 32-year-old replied: "I think the best approach with any matter that personal is a dignified silence, especially when there's another party involved.

"I never attempted to monetise my relationship and forget whatever celebrity fodder you read, wherever you read it, it wasn't a celebrity relationship, it wasn't a celebrity marriage and it wasn't a celebrity divorce, we're two people.

Millie is now openly dating her former co-star Hugo Taylor (Yui Mok/PA)

"You've got to consider people's feeling and the fact we've had to deal with it and are still dealing with it, so I just think that's it."

He said the idea he posted on Twitter about a break-up song in collaboration with Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris was "just a giggle".

Green said he met with DJ Calvin last week and "he was happy as Larry and so was I".

The Loose Women also chatted to Green about being raised by his "selfless" grandmother and the stabbing that left him with a scar of his neck.

He said: "I saw the look on everyone's faces and I couldn't see what had happened to my neck but I could feel the blood and I could see it, it was everywhere.

"So I asked someone to pass me my phone because it had fallen out in the scuffle and I phoned my nan and said, 'I'm really, really sorry'. You don't get poked in the neck and walk away from it."

Pro Green with his grandmother Pat and ex-wife Millie (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

He said he was still upset by the "trauma" that she went through after the phone call.

He added: "That's what really hurts me about it is what she went through, more than what I did. I was able to sit there quite calmly because of the shock.

"I wasn't a crying mess when it happened... but it's the trauma she went through."

Green confirmed that new music is "imminent", and that he has two more documentaries commissioned.