British star Myleene Klass has spoken for the first time about her sudden marriage breakdown, insisting she "didn't see it coming" and hadn't even got her wedding dress back from the dry-cleaners when her new husband left her.
The singer-turned-Tv presenter split from her partner Graham Quinn, the father of her two daughters, earlier this year (12) when he walked out on her after just six months of marriage.
Klass has now opened up about the break up, revealing she was totally shocked when her husband left her and spent weeks mourning the loss of her marriage.
She tells Britain's You magazine, "I thought Gray and I were so happy. I had just walked down the aisle, so of course
I didn't see it coming - I hadn't even got my wedding dress back from the cleaners.
"When it first happened and I was in the middle of the storm I was just so very, very hurt. I felt I would sooner have taken a bullet... It is all-consuming, it is debilitating because you cannot move - cannot do or think of anything else for the sake of a wound that you cannot see, that no one can see... There were days when I didn't want to get out of bed and my mum would say to me, 'It's Ok, you are just grieving.' And she was right - it is a kind of grief, a grief that you have to work through... I withdrew, I couldn't grieve in public."
Klass claims the time since the split "has been the hardest six months of my life", but she is determined to move forward, adding, "I don't want to sound like Oprah (Winfrey) but no person should be able to take away your ability to love and trust. I will always love but I don't think I will ever again give anyone the power to destroy my trust."