The television presenter says that she and restauranteur Carl Harwin – with whom she has two children – decided to split up after nine years together as they both realised they just weren’t happy.
“We were married for almost nine years and we’d been growing apart for some time,” Dani told HELLO!, adding that the pressures of Carl’s job contributed to the split.
“We moved to Costa Rica and Australia and, as Carl works such crazy hours – he’d often get home at 11pm and leave before the kids and I woke up the next morning – it was very isolating.
"I was like a single parent from the beginning. Carl had to be in Australia last year and I’d had enough of it. It’s so far from everywhere and when you have two young children you want to have a support network around you.”
Speaking from her Los Angeles home, the former I’m a Celebrity… star admits that she will now be looking for different things in a man.
“What I learnt from my Carl is that opposites attract – at first,” she told the magazine. “Later, you realise that you need to have things in common.
"Carl’s a Malibu surfer dude and I’m a city girl. I like socialising and being around people; he wasn’t like that. When you’re in that love bubble for the first few years you’re very forgiving. I’m turning 40 in a few months so it really does feel like a whole new era for me.”
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