Denise Van Outen all smiles with friends after Eddie Boxshall split

Denise Van Outen has reportedly moved on from her husband of 17 years, Eddie Boxshall. The pair split in September following an “abusive” and “controlling” relationship.

Denise van Outen on boat ride with friends and with Eddie Boxshall

Denise took a boat along the River Cam in Cambridge (photo courtesy of REX/SWNS).

Following her breakup with Eddie Boxshall, Denise Van Outen ventured out into the great outdoors this weekend with pals on a boating excursion. 

On Saturday, the former Big Breakfast host was seen taking a sail along the River Cam in Cambridge with a handful of buddies. 

Denise, 47, was in good spirits despite the cold and sported a big grin – as well as two layers of clothing and a blanket – as she spoke with friends and snapped photographs of the environment. 

Without a question, the TV personality relished the break after her seven-year relationship with fiancé Eddie came to an end. 

‘Over the last couple of months, there has been much conjecture surrounding my relationship with Eddie,’ Denise said in an Instagram post earlier this month. I’m sorry to inform you that we are no longer a relationship.’ 

‘I had to make the painful choice not to continue our connection,’ she added. I’ll never forget the excellent moments we had together and the memories we formed.’ 

Denise van Outen on boat ride with friends

The TV celebrity braved the cold, but sensibly layered up (photo courtesy of James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS).

Denise van Outen on boat ride with friends

Denise seemed cheerful as she took in the sights (photo courtesy of James Linsell-Clark/SWNS).

Eddie, 47, allegedly planned to win her back and resume their relationship, according to reports. 

Although no cause for their split was disclosed, a source claims Eddie isn’t ready to call it quits just yet and is going to tremendous measures to reclaim Denise. 

‘Eddie is certain he can get Denise back and isn’t prepared to throw away all of their moments together,’ a source told The Sun On Sunday. He’s doing all he can to salvage their relationship.

Denise van Outen on boat ride with friends

The reality star had a pleasant conversation with a buddy (photo courtesy of James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS).

Denise van Outen on boat ride with friends

She was accompanied by two friends (photo courtesy of James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS).

Eddie Boxshall and Denise Van Outen

After seven years together, Denise and Eddie recently divorced (Picture: Rex Features)

‘He is heartbroken and distressed that she is in suffering… He refuses to realize that it’s finished for good.’ 

Eddie believes they are ‘the ideal fit for one other,’ but is ‘keeping his distance for now’ to give Denise room, according to the source. 

Eddie has been a regular on the celebrity Gogglebox spin-off with Denise since 2020, but he was apparently cut from the upcoming season. 

Denise Van Outen (Denise Van Outen) (Denise Van Outen

The commodities trader hasn’t explicitly addressed the split, but he did share a picture of a white banner with the words “Don’t Believe Everything You Read” scrawled across it.

‘#dontbelieveeverythingyouread #newsarticle #chippaper #pressb******t #donttroll #bekind #youdontknowme #youdontknowthetruth’ was one of the hashtags he added to the post.

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