Laura Hamilton admits change is scary as A Place in the Sun host sells family home after secret split from husband Alex

Laura Hamilton admits change is scary as A Place in the Sun host sells family home after secret split from husband Alex

A PLACE In The Sun's Laura Hamilton admitted "change can be scary" before revealing her marriage was over.

The TV presenter told fans she was moving out of her family home in Surrey after nine years.


The next day, Laura announced she'd split from her husband Alex Goward after 13 years together.

The day before revealing her marriage breakdown, Laura posted a video to show how the couple had transformed the property where they brought up their children.

Laura explained they had made "incredible memories" there, but wouldn't allow "fear" to stop her "growing".

She wrote on Instagram: "I wish I could say I look like this photo right now but I don’t because, since the start of the new year we have been packing up our home ready to move…

"Today we close the door and say goodbye to a home that we have loved and enjoyed for the last 9 years -the longest I have lived anywhere in my entire adult life!

"It was a home that we transformed (as you can see in the photos), but MORE importantly it was a home where we created some incredible memories that we will cherish forever…

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"Change can be scary but you know what is scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.

"When it feels scary to jump that’s exactly when you jump, otherwise you just end up staying in the same place your whole life, and that I can’t do."

Laura started presenting A Place In The Sun in 2011 and has since become a fan favourite.

She first began developing properties at just 19 years old before turning her passion into a career.

Laura married insurance broker Alex in 2012 – three years after they started dating.

They share two children together, eight-year-old Rocco and a daughter Tahlia, six.

Despite a seemingly happy marriage, Laura revealed the surprise split in a statement on Instagram.

Laura said: "This isn’t something I ever thought I’d be saying but, after 13 years of being together Alex and I have separated.

"Our children are and always will be our number one priority and we would respect privacy for our family at this time."

Alongside her message to fans, Laura shared an image which read: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

The TV star has turned off comments on her Instagram post, stopping followers from leaving messages underneath.

Throughout their relationship, the pair have had to endure lengthy spells away from each other while Laura flies all over Europe to film her hit show.





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