Jodie Marsh confirms shock split from husband of eight months


Jodie Marsh has announced her separation from husband James Placido after only eight months of marriage.

The pair married in August 2015 in a secret ceremony in Barbados and the news came as a shock as Jodie, 37, had shared a loved-up selfie of them walking their six dogs just a week ago.

The former glamour model posted a note on her social media accounts that read: "It is with sadness that I bring you the news that James and I have separated."

Animal-lover Jodie continued: "I will be keeping all the dogs with me.

"I won't be taking calls on the matter as I'd like to be left alone.

"I thank you in advance for your sensitivity on this subject."

Only a week ago, Jodie captioned a picture with her husband, "My GORGEOUS hubby and I yesterday on the dog walk," adding a love heart.

Another picture called James - who at 25 is 12 years her junior - "the man of my dreams" on April 8.

She had told OK! magazine in March that she had found "The One" and called him her "soulmate", after they met in an Essex car park.

Just two months ago, she toasted him on their six-month anniversary.

"He is so perfect and makes me so happy. I never knew a human could be so amazing. I am the proudest wife in the whole world.

"He is generous, kind, caring, thoughtful, loving, hilariously funny and massively intelligent. I honestly feel like the luckiest woman in the whole world."

Jodie was celibate for nearly five years before meeting personal trainer James. She had previously been wed to Matt Peacock as part of a TV show in 2007, but they split after three months.