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Danniella Westbrook's divorce from husband Kevin Jenkins settled six years after split

Danny Thompson
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Danniella Westbrook attends the National Film Awards UK at Portchester House on March 28, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Danniella Westbrook at the National Film Awards UK in 2018 in London, England. (Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Former EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook has had confirmation her divorce to husband Kevin Jenkins settled – six years after the pair separated.

The actress split from businessman Jenkins in 2014 after 13 years of marriage.

However, an official divorce never materialised and Westbrook took to Twitter last year to call out her ex, demanding their separation be made official.

On Instagram, she posted a screenshot of an email saying: "Your divorce is now complete."

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She wrote: "Well that was a long & happy chapter of my life 19years married too Kj and can honestly say not only do we share the most amazing child we shared many happy memories laughs lessons and love.

"I married a great man together we over come so much we held each other up & lived a beautiful life, he showed me the world & i couldn’t off chosen a more hardworking happy man to marry.

Danniella Westbrook and husband Kevin Jenkins arrives for the UK celebrity film premiere of Scary Movie 3, held at the UGC cinema Haymarket, central London.   (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Danniella Westbrook and then-husband Kevin Jenkins arrive for the UK celebrity film premiere of Scary Movie 3, held at the UGC cinema Haymarket, central London. (PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

"And just as children grown up and move away so sometimes sadly does love &friendship & no matter how hard you both try its just unfixable.

"Life is too short 2 just make do and it takes a love and respect for each other to say good bye & turn rhe page. I have nothing but respect for my ex husband & wish him nothing but love blessings health wealth & happiness as today seals the end off our marriage.” [sic]

Despite her philosophical words, her public demand for the marriage to be ended officially was not quite so positive or polite.

On Jenkins’s birthday last August she posted a video to her Twitter account asking for a divorce.

She said: "So it's the 23rd of August, which can only mean one thing. A very, very happy birthday to my darling husband Kevin. And I have the perfect present for you. How about we get a divorce?"

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A follow-up tweet read: "After 19 years and his constant cheating and him miraculously now suddenly broke after selling his company for millions I think ok to ask for a divorce after 5 years of separating and asking for one [sic].

"I don't want and never have wanted money or a house or car just the paper signed."

The former couple have an 18-year-old daughter named Jodie. Westbrook also has a 23-year-old son named Kai from a previous relationship.

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