Denise announced that she had split from her ‘fiancé’ Eddie Boxshall earlier this month. After discovering that he had been involved in phone sex with other women, Denise announced her split from Eddie Boxshall.
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After being caught cheating with Denise van Outen, Eddie Boxshall turned to Peter Crouch for support and advice.
The 48-year-old businessman had been dating 47-year-old Denise since 2014 – but speculation had swirled in recent weeks that their romance was over.
Denise confirmed this news last week when she said that their romance was over and that they no longer planned to marry. This was after Eddie was exposed for secretly arranging dates with women and engaging in phone sex.
Now Eddie is said to be leaning on 40-year-old football star Peter – who is married to 36-year-old Abbey Clancy since 2011 and together they share four children.
Silver Screen Beat was told by a source on Sunday: “It was through their friendship that Eddie met Peter. Since Denise kicked him out, Eddie’s leant on Peter for advice and support.
“Peter doesn’t condone his actions. He’s tried to help but he’s made it clear that he doesn’t want to get involved in matters between Eddie and Denise.”
It is possible that Eddie’s friendship with Peter could be causing friction in the Crouch household, however, as the football star’s wife is said to be none too pleased with the fact he is hanging out with a love rat.
Source claims: “Sadly, Peter helping Eddie hasn’t gone down well with Abbey. She’s furious on Denise’s behalf and won’t give Eddie the time of day.”
According to reports, Eddie has been trying his best to win Denise back after the shocking split was announced.
Source: “Eddie is convinced he can win Denise back and isn’t willing to throw away all of their memories together. He’s pulling out all the stops to save their relationship.
“He feels terrible and pained that she’s hurting. He is desperate to gain her forgiveness and knows there are a lot of deep-rooted feelings involved. He’s not willing to accept it’s over for good.
“He thinks they’re the perfect match for each other and knows he was foolish. Eddie is keeping his distance for now and wants to give her the space and respect she needs.”
However, Denise is said to be “furious” with Eddie – who she used to star on Gogglebox alongside – and is determined to move on from the romance.
The couple had previously said they were effectively engaged, although neither had popped the question to the other.
Denise said last year: “We’re not engaged but we are preparing to get married. It will definitely happen but we’re not in a rush.”
Denise was previously married to singer and actor Lee Mead, 40 – tying the know in 2009, splitting in 2013, and finalising their divorce in 2015.
The couple share an 11-year-old daughter named Betsy.
Denise was previously engaged to Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay, 52 – with the Virtual Insanity singer popping the question in after initially beginning dating in 1998, but they split in 2001 before the wedding ever happened.