Controversial presenter Jeremy Kyle has split from his model wife, just months after moaning on television that they had not had sex for ages.
The ITV star, 49, is said to have separated amicably from wife Carla Germaine after 13 years, and three children, together.
Kyle is best known for coping with the fall-out from other people’s relationship troubles during his morning television talk show.
News of their break-up comes after Kyle made a frank admission about the couple’s sex life during his self-titled show in June, while interrogating a woman about whether she’d cheated on her partner.
She had declared, ‘Listen, I get sex from [my boyfriend] whenever I want. I don’t need to go and get sex from someone else.’
The TV host snapped back: ‘Tell him then! I’ve had enough about talking about it. I haven’t had sex for ages myself.’
Ms Germaine is Kyle’s second wife. His first marriage to Kirsty Rowley ended in 1990 after a year together and the pair have daughter Harriet, 25.
Kyle and Ms Germaine, 40, married in 2002, and have children Henry, Alice and Ava together.
The pair met when Ms Germaine, then a 23-year-old model, entered a competition run by the BRMB radio station in Birmingham where Kyle was working, to marry a total stranger.