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Piers Morgan reveals ex-wife sent message of support

Despite their divorce, the pair have remained good friends

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Piers Morgan has paid an unexpected tribute to his ex-wife Marion Shalloe.

The 55-year-old Good Morning Britain host explained his former partner was one of the many who reached out, following his departure from the ITV programme.

Together they have three sons, while Piers has another daughter from his current marriage to Celia Walden.

Piers Morgan has paid tribute to his ex-wife (Credit: SplashNews.com)

What did Piers Morgan say?

In a column for the Daily Mail, the presenter praised his ex-wife for supporting him in the wake of his GMB exit.

It came after Susanna Reid gave a “frosty” speech about her former co-host on the show.

Writing in his column, Piers quipped that Marion spoke about him “more fondly” than Susanna did at the time.

Even my real ex-wife talks more fondly about me than that

He said: “Jeez, even my real ex-wife talks more fondly about me than that (and, in fact, did so overnight in a very supportive message).

“I got an instant flurry of new texts from bemused friends asking if we’d fallen out.”

Piers clarified that the pair hadn’t fallen out, but he thought Susanna felt “angry and sad” at him leaving.

Despite their divorce, Piers and Marion are still friends.

The couple – who were married between 1991 to 2008 – share three sons, Spencer, Stanley and Albert.

Meanwhile, in 2009, the former newspaper editor opened up on their “horrendous” split.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “The divorce was a pretty horrendous experience – all divorces are deeply unpleasant.

“The day Marion and I got divorced, I said, ‘You know what? We can both go away feeling awful about this, but let’s never mention it again.’

“I don’t regret it because these things happen, but I’m pleased that we’ve stayed good friends, because it’s important for your kids.”

Piers with his second wife Celia Walden
Piers with his second wife Celia Walden (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Piers slams Alex Beresford

Furthermore, Piers also accused Alex Beresford of “trying to make name for himself” while in his column.

The pair famously clashed following a discussion about the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, on GMB.

Writing in the Mail, Piers said: “I don’t mind outside guests trying to make a name for themselves by whacking me like this, but I wasn’t going to sit there and take it from one of my own team, especially someone who I’ve gone out of my way to help whenever he’s asked me for advice about his career.

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“Realising I might say something I’d regret, I decided to leave the studio to cool down.”

Following the comments, Alex took to social media to offer a message of hope and positivity.

Alongside a snap of himself, he wrote: “Remember, the sun still rises and sets so beautifully some place in the world every day.”

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