MELINDA Messenger has done it all from TV presenting to working as a glamour model, including her famous days on The Sun’s Page 3.
Her love life has dominated the headlines for years but who is she dating now and why did she split from boyfriend Chris Harding? Here’s everything you need to know about her…
News Group Newspapers Ltd Melinda Messenger used to work as a Page 3 girl
Why did Melinda Messenger and Chris Harding split?
Melinda met Chris after signing up for Celebrity First Dates.
However, the relationship ended just eight months later in March after an explosive row broke out between them, with Chris revealing he “never wants to kiss her again”.
A source said: “Melinda was talking marriage, then they had one row and split.
“She apparently behaved appallingly and considering she’s training as therapist and setting herself up as a dating expert it’s all a bit strange.”
Chris discussed the split on Instagram when he shared a picture of a friend kissing him on the cheek.
He captioned the picture: “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with!” The single most hideous experience of my life being kissed by my Mate Trendy!!”
When one fan commented: “Kiss Melinda again…. she’s much prettier than ya friend!”, he replied: “Nope never ever again”.
Who is Melinda Messenger dating now?
The star is believed to currently be single.
However, being a dating expert and even appearing on Good Morning Britain to give relationship advice in April, fans doubt she’ll be single for very long.
Getty – Contributor Melinda has carved out a fruitful career as a TV presenter and reality star
How old is Melinda Messenger?
Melinda Jane Messenger was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, on 23 February, 1971 – that makes her 47.
She spent her earlier years working as an air stewardess and an office manager.
However, her big break came arrived in 1996 when she was chosen to model for a poster advertising campaign by a Gloucester-based double glazing company.
Melinda’s probably best known for her work on Page 3 in the 90s, where she visited Spanish Costas and English seaside resorts for Mel’s Big Bus Tour.
The star has also posed for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, and has appeared on TV shows including Eurotrash.
She has even presented her own Channel 5 chat show – Melinda’s Big Night In, which ran from 1998-1999.
What else has Melinda done?
Although Melinda peaked in the late nineties, she has since enjoyed a successful career as a TV presenter and reality star.
Melinda has presented several TV programmes, including Loose Lips – where she teamed up with Richard Arnold, Baby Baby, Can We Still Be Friends, Beat The Dealer, Beat the Crusher, Live from Studio Five and Fort Boyard.
Reality TV-wise, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2002 after the model Caprice pulled out to appear in a West End play and was a contestant in the fourth series of Dancing on Ice in 2009. She was voted out in Week 7.
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How long was she married to ex-husband Wayne Roberts?
Melinda married Wayne Roberts in 1998. The pair briefly separated in 2008, but later reunited and stayed together until their split in November 2012.
They share three children together – Morgan, 17, Flyn, 15 and 14-year-old Evie.
She has since gone on to date The Jump coach Warren Smith, but the pair split in November 2017 after 3 years together.
Melinda recently revealed that she was having to learn to live on her own since her latest relationship breakup.
She said: “I am very happily single. Except David Gandy keeps texting like nobody’s business!
“I’ve never been single, I’ve been a series of long-term relationships since I was 18.
“I was a complete co-dependent person and didn’t know how to survive on my own. I’m enjoying it and can do it on my own.”
Melinda Messenger jokes David Gandy won’t stop texting her as she talks being single on Loose Women