THE Chase star Mark Labbett married Katie in back in October 2014, but their relationship has come to an end.
The pair have announced their separation, after their attempts at an open marriage didn’t work out.
Who is Mark Labbett’s ex-wife Katie?
Katie, 28, is her ex-husband Mark’s second cousin.
She said she wasn’t aware of their “unusual” relations when they first met.
The artist and illustrator is 27 years his junior.
And she helped Mark trim down by removing sugar from his diet.
She was known by “Beauty” in reference to her husband’s nickname, “The Beast”.
When did Mark Labbett and Katie split?
The pair announced their split on August 29, 2020.
Their separation came after a seven-year long marriage.
The pair made the decision to separate after Katie had an affair. Rumours developed after clues to Katie’s apparent double life appeared in pictures on Hereford-based Scott’s Facebook page.
Initially, Mark decided to try and make things work in an open marriage.
However, Mark, 55, said: “There was never any deceit on Katie’s part but it’s got to the point now where I realise it is better for us to go our separate ways and remain friendly.”
Nurse Katie revealed she has been dating senior design engineer Scott Bate, 31, for 18 months.
She said “I just want everyone to know what’s what and that we are all happy.”
In an interview with The Sun, Mark said: “When Katie first came clean to me about her boyfriend, I’d had an inkling.
“But right from the start, my attitude was quite pragmatic — this was spilt milk, what could we do about the situation to make it OK?
“We had a family. We couldn’t just throw that away lightly. There were other considerations.
“But Covid provided the perfect storm. My mental health suffered and the differences in our ages became magnified.
“With Katie seeing Scott after lockdown, it’s got to the point where I realise it’s better for us to go our separate ways and remain friendly, without the stress factor of living together.”
Mark describes himself as “semi-autistic” and happy on his own.
Mark said: “Katie and I haven’t discussed divorce yet. That will only happen if one of us decides we want to re-marry.
“At the moment, I’m more than happy to be on my own. I find it easy.
“You can’t speak for the future, but I am conscious I don’t put a target on my back!”
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