Melanie Sykes, no relation to George Sykes, has gone through a divorce. Here’s an article from DailyMail.
They were said to have embarked on a ‘trial separation’ in recent weeks and now Melanie Sykes is allegedly making her split with her roofer husband Jack Cockings, 27, official.
The move comes weeks after she was cautioned by police for common assault during an incident at home and The Sunday Mirror is reporting that Melanie has told friends there’s no going back.
They add that the 43-year-old has allegedly met with solicitors at a top London legal firm within the last two weeks as she prepares to end her seven month marriage.
Melanie has been pictured looking drawn and forlorn of late and without her wedding ring on.
A source told The Sunday Mirror: ‘Mel is devastated that she doesn’t seem to be able to save the relationship.
‘She fell for Jack very quickly, but was sure he was the right man. They were really happy but things deteriorated very quickly. Most of all she just feels embarrassed about how all of this has played out.’
They added: ‘Of course she still has feelings for Jack – she feels like the odds were stacked against them with the age difference but it’s no less painful for her.’
All over? Last week Melanie was pictured looking forlorn as she took a walk in London
On Friday, Melanie Tweeted: ‘Evening all, I’m coming off here for a bit. But I just wanted to say I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful NewyearX’ [sic]
Melanie and Jack haven’t been pictured together since the incident and Cockings has also deleted his Twitter account.
At the time of the incident, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘We were called to a residential address in Hampstead at 9.45pm following reports of an assault.
Happier times: Melanie Sykes and Jack Cockings married in May 2013
A woman, 43, was arrested on suspicion of common assault and taken to a police station. She has since been given a caution for common assault.’
A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ‘The age difference just became too much. It’s not a case of Mel ending the marriage because Jack called the police. But what happened was obviously an indication that things weren’t right.
‘It’s hard to see how they’re going to be able to make the marriage work. The pressure has just been too intense.’
Melanie and Jack had an unconventional start to their relationship as they met on social networking site, Twitter, last year, where they exchanged a string of sexually charged messages publicly.
At one point, Melanie tweeted that she had ‘the giddiest knickers of my life’ and told Jack she had ‘the raging horn’.
In another, the smitten star wrote: ‘Jack the rabbit I need some bunny love so hop to it!! Xxx boing boing!!! Loooooool xxxxxxx’.
The couple got engaged in August 2012, before tying the knot in May 2013 in a lavish ceremony attended by the likes of TV presenters Eamonn Holmes and Des O’Connor.
Mel’s first marriage to actor Daniel Caltagirone ended in 2009 after eight years, during which they had two children – Roman and Valentino.
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Melanie Sykes for comment.