– Simon Danczuk on the press interest in his marriage breakup
After weeks of tabloid revelations and accusation about his marriage break-up, Simon Danczuk, Labour MP for Rochdale, joins us on the sofa to set the record straight about his separation from Selfie Queen Karen, after three years of marriage.
The pair have exchanged bitter tweets publicly, with allegations of infidelity and alcoholism, but what is the truth behind the headlines?
Speaking openly about suffering from depression during the last year of his marriage, Simon said, "My biggest regret is that I didn't seek help then, it could have saved our marriage."
Simon said that his depression caused him to act out of character by drinking a little too much and getting frustrated with those close to him. He said, "It had a devastating impact... it's something I'll always regret."
After a very public breakdown of his marriage, Simon and Karen are on speaking terms. He said, "We speak on a regular basis. We have two young children and they're our priority."
Simon hopes of a reconciliation with Karen, he said, "I love Karen dearly, she's the mother of our two beautiful children... Of course I'd like us to get back together."