Radio star Jackie O splits with husband after 18 years of marriage
They have a daughter, Kitty, together
By Practical Parenting team
October 25 2018
Radio star Jackie O has announced she has split from her husband, Lee Henderson, after 18 years together.
The KIIS FM host who is one half of the Kyle and Jackie O Show made the announcement this morning.
The 43-year-old mum of seven-year-old Kitty announced the shock news on Friday, with the pair saying they will 'remain best friends.'
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Jackie said their 'focus' going forward is on their daughter Kitty, seven.
'After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate. We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends,' the radio star said.
'Our focus for this next chapter is of course our wonderful daughter and continuing to provide her love and happiness, together.'
The pair apparently split 'some time ago' and the mother-of-one skipped a big event, the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last weekend, due to 'family reasons.' Jackie's given no reasons as to why the couple made the decision to break up.
Just five days ago Jackie posted a picture of herself with Lee and Kitty on Instagram.
She captioned the snap: 'Family,' adding a love heart emoji and tagging Lee. More recently she posted a photograph of just her and Kitty.
Jackie and Lee married in 2003, after meeting at a bar when Lee was backpacking around Australia.
They met on March 18 in 2000, when Jackie was 25 years old and spotted Lee at a bar in Sydney.
'We were about to leave, and it's like everything around me went quiet and the whole room came to a standstill. I saw gorgeous Lee across the room,' she said.
Back in July, the couple enjoyed a luxurious trip to Fiji with Kitty.
Before Lee, Jackie had been married to Ugly Phil, Phil O'Neill, who she married at just 19.