Sir Trevor McDonald has reportedly separated from his wife Jo.
The veteran journalist and presenter, 81, has been married to Jo, 65, for 34 years.
According to reports, Trevor has moved out of their family home and into a ‘bachelor pad’.
They are reportedly still ‘speaking’ and the split is ‘amicable’.
Trevor McDonald splits from wife Jo
A source told The Sun: “It is sad but Trevor and Jo realised they weren’t making one another happy any more, and that it was time to move on with their lives.
“He and Josephine have a long history so obviously they are still speaking, and everything is amicable.
“Trevor has moved into his own apartment and friends are joking it is his bachelor pad.”
The source went on to say that Trevor’s friends are teasing him that his new home is a ‘bachelor’s pad’.
He has apparently left the family home – worth an estimated £2.6 million.
But his new flat is apparently just two miles away.
Meanwhile, their split is ‘no secret’ amongst their friends and inner circles.
Trevor and Jo allegedly split 16 years ago but then reconciled.
They met while both working at ITN and married in 1986. They have a son, Jack, aged 31.
Trevor was previously married to a woman called Beryl, whom he divorced in 1985.
They met in his homeland Trinidad during a cricket match.
The former couple share two now adult children together – Joanne and Tim.
Sir Trevor became a household name after he interviewed Nelson Mandela in 1990.
He was the first journalist to interview the South African upon his release from prison.
He went on to become one of the most revered news broadcasters in the UK.
In addition to various prime ministers, Sir Trevor has also interviewed Bill Clinton and Saddam Hussein.
Despite his career achievements and fame, he has always stayed notoriously private about his personal life.
Sir Trevor knighted by The Queen
He was knighted by The Queen in 1999, and wife Jo was there in attendance.
Knighted for his services to journalism, he shared his delight at receiving the honour.
He said at the time: “It is stunned disbelief. I never dreamt of it. When they gave me an OBE in 1992 I went around for days telling everybody about it.
“I was absolutely chuffed then. The knighthood citation says it is for journalism as well as broadcasting and that gives me great pleasure.”
ED! has contacted Sir Trevor McDonald’s representatives for comment.
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