EXCLUSIVE: Place In The Sun host Laura Hamilton deletes pictures of husband Alex Goward over ‘safety concerns’ after shock split – as friends say there was ‘no one else involved’
Laura Hamilton has deleted pictures of husband Alex Goward from her social media accounts in the wake of their shock split.
The TV presenter, 39, who shares two children with the insurance broker, announced the couple were ending their 13-year relationship in a statement released last weekend.
And fans were quick to notice Laura had erased snaps of Alex from her Instagram and Facebook pages, sparking speculation the surprise break-up was far from amicable.
Separation: Laura Hamilton has deleted pictures of husband Alex Goward from her social media accounts in the wake of their shock split
But a friend close to the A Place In The Sun star told MailOnline Laura had been advised to delete the pictures for ‘security and safety’ reasons and insists no third party was involved in their split.
The friend said: ‘Laura and Alex will continue to co-parent their two children and go on family holidays.
‘The split was amicable and nobody else was involved.
‘It’s true she’s deleted pictures of Alex but it was due to security and safety concerns, and this process started before they announced their split.’
Parted ways: The TV presenter, 39, who shares two children with the insurance broker, announced the couple were ending their 13-year relationship in a statement released last weekend
Laura revealed her nine-year marriage was over on Saturday, taking to Instagram to post a picture of a framed message which read: ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’
Alongside it, she wrote: ‘This isn’t something I ever thought I’d be saying but, after 13 years of being together Alex and I have separated.
‘Our children are and always will be our number one priority and we would respect privacy for our family at this time.”
Upset: The presenter shared the sad news with her followers on Instagram on Saturday, admitting it ‘wasn’t something she ever thought she’d be saying’
The message was posted weeks after herself and Alex enjoyed a trip to Lapland with their son Rocco, eight, and daughter Tahlia, six.
Laura documented the trip on her Instagram Stories, and posted pictures of her children experiencing The Northern Lights.
And the day after the split was confirmed, Laura revealed she was leaving their family home which the pair had shared for nine years.
Family: Laura married insurance broker Alex in 2012 three years after they started dating and they share two children, eight-year-old Rocco and a daughter Tahlia, six
Sharing pictures of how she had transformed the property with Alex, she said: ‘Today we close the door and say goodbye to a home that we have loved and enjoyed for the last 9 years – the longest I have lived anywhere in my entire adult life!
‘It was a home that we transformed (as you can see in the photos), but MORE importantly it was a home where we created some incredible memories that we will cherish forever…
‘Change can be scary but you know what is scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.
‘When it feels scary to jump that’s exactly when you jump, otherwise you just end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can’t do.’
Laura and Alex, who wed in a romantic Surrey setting, are also business partners, owning the Lord Roberts on The Green café in Purley, Surrey, together.
Safety: A friend close to the A Place In The Sun star told MailOnline Laura had been advised to delete the pictures for ‘security and safety’ reasons and insists no third party was involved in their split