Davina McCall reveals she’s feeling upbeat after finally stepping out in public with her ‘new man’ Michael Douglas
Davina McCall finalised her divorce from her husband of 17 years, Matthew Robertson, last year and has admitted she’s been “really, really down in the past”.
However, it seems things have finally turned around for the 51-year-old TV presenter, after rumours started swirling that Davina had moved on with her hairdresser, Michael Douglas, 45.
The pair were spotted last month looking loved up and Davina has since confessed, “I’m in a very happy place right now.”
Davina and Michael have known each other for close to two decades – with him having worked on her hair – and she once called him “one of my favourite people”.
However, their romance reportedly only began at the end of last year. A source revealed, “The romance blossomed from a place of friendship and trust and the couple are just enjoying each other’s company and having a laugh.
“Davina especially likes Michael’s sense of humour and kind nature. It’s still fairly early days but Davina’s mates think Michael is a really good guy.”
A happy place
Davina often posts about her fitness regime on Instagram, but she’s also recently been sharing selfies and videos telling her followers how happy she is in her personal life.
In one picture where she’s seen enjoying the sunshine in London, she confessed, “Going from meeting to meeting smiling from ear to ear listening to banging tunes.”
She added, “Oh my goodness… I’m in a very happy place right now.”
She also recently admitted, “Sometimes I fake being happy when I’m unhappy on social media, but I’m really happy at the moment, I’m in a really good place.”
Possibly referencing her marriage breakdown, she continued, “If I’m really, really down – which I have been in the past – I’ll go and talk to someone.”
Her new normal
The TV star can be tight-lipped about how she and her ex-husband Matthew co-parent their children Holly, 17, Tilly, 15 and Chester, 12.
However, she’s started to open up more on their set-up. Could it be an indication that the bad times are well and truly in her past and she’s now ready to embrace the future?
She revealed, “Matthew is quite hands-on, so I have support from him. We share the school runs in the morning, which is really nice. I won’t deny that it feels quite full on when I’m on my own, though.
“Now that Tilly’s nearly 16, I can go out and leave her and Chester at home for the evening, which has made quite a difference. I’m finding my new normal.”
Back in January, Davina candidly spoke about her sex life. Was it another hint that her new relationship is putting a smile on her face once again? “Great sex is one of the greatest gifts we can experience. It’s magical,” she said.
Speaking about how she’s always had an open and positive attitude towards sex, which she credits to her French heritage, she added, ”Sex, for example, is not a dirty word for the French. It’s a fantastic thing between two consenting adults.”
We’re so happy for you, Davina!