TV legend Denise van Outen reveals the moment she knew former fiance Eddie Boxshall was cheating with multiple women behind her back
Denise van Outen has shared the “biggest red flag” moment which revealed ex-fiance Eddie Boxshall was cheating on her.
The TV star has spoken out about the end of their relationship in her new autobiography A Bit Of Me: From Basildon to Broadway and Back.
She had to make a huge change to the book after the pair, who were due to get married, split in January after seven years together.
Vowing to be honest with fans, Denise revealed she knew it was the end when she borrowed Eddie’s iPad.
The 47-year-old then discovered Eddie had been inappropriately messaging other women behind her back – including having phone sex.
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The Gogglebox star even found a photo of another woman’s breasts, which Eddie had saved as his screensaver.
She was also able to see Eddie had tried to cover his tracks by blocking a woman from her Instagram account, who he was having an affair with.
Denise wrote: “I quickly found the woman’s profile by her screen name, only to discover I’d previously blocked her on my Instagram account – which struck me as odd.
“This was a woman who I didn’t know, who’d clearly had an online connection with my boyfriend.”
The TV and radio presenter said straight away she unblocked the woman and was then sent a message which said: “Oh, you’ve unblocked me then.”
Denise replied she didn’t even know the woman, so why would she have blocked her.
“She suggested that Eddie had probably gone into my phone and blocked her so she couldn’t message me,” she continued.
“Her name was Tracy and she had apparently spoken to Eddie over FaceTime and text for a long period – often from our home and sometimes from my flat in Hampstead, which she seemed to think was his.”
Denise said she found selfies of Eddie with another woman in a bar – which were taken on the same day she had taken a night off work to spend time with him.
When Denise finally confronted her former fiance, the excuses came thick and fast.
“As far as the woman showing her boobs went, Eddie said he didn’t know why she’d sent the picture,” Denise said.
“But when the story came out, I received messages from people saying they’d seen them together.
“As for the second woman, ‘a friend’, was the best he could do. It transpired she was an ex from 2013.
“He swore he’d met up with her as she’d just been to her father’s funeral. I later discovered he had died a year and a half earlier. If there was nothing in it, why all the secrecy?
“And having those shots as his screensaver was the biggest red flag of all!”
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