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Melinda Messenger, 50, is considering paying up to £25K to find love

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 24/02/2021 01:55:59 Rianne Addo and Sean O'grady For Mailonline
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Melinda Messenger has revealed she's considering to pay thousands in a bid to find a partner.

In a new interview, the former glamour model, who turned 50 on Tuesday, declared she'd 'love to meet somebody', nearly two years after splitting from her First Dates boyfriend Chris Harding following an eight-month relationship. 

The Page Three icon explained she's open to embarking on her quest for love with exclusive dating agency Sara Eden Introductions, which is said to charge up to £25,000 for memberships.

a close up of Melinda Messenger: 'I'm just starting to think it would be quite nice to date': Melinda Messenger has revealed she's considering to pay thousands in a bid to find a partner © Provided by Daily Mail'I'm just starting to think it would be quite nice to date': Melinda Messenger has revealed she's considering to pay thousands in a bid to find a partner

On being open to romance, the former Cowboy Builders told OK! magazine: 'I'm just starting to think it would be quite nice to date.

'I would love to meet somebody but I'm quite shy so I would never make the first move.' 

Sara Eden embraced the mother-of-three's plans as they tweeted: 'Thanks to the lovely @melindamessnger for the shout out in @OK_Magazine what a lovely new @SEIntro member she would be! #celebrity #dating #love.' (sic)

Melinda shares Morgan, 20, Flynn, 19, and Evie, 17, with Welshman Wayne Roberts, whom she was married to from 1998 until 2012.

a group of people posing for the camera: Ready for something new: The model, who turned 50 on Tuesday, declared she'd 'love to meet somebody', two years after splitting from her First Dates boyfriend Chris Harding (pictured)

Ready for something new: The model, who turned 50 on Tuesday, declared she'd 'love to meet somebody', two years after splitting from her First Dates boyfriend Chris Harding (pictured)
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The media personality went on to date coffee shop owner Chris in 2018, but called it quits following a 'row'.

A source told The Sun at the time: 'Melinda was talking marriage, then they had one row and split.

'She apparently behaved appallingly and considering she's training as therapist and setting herself up as a dating expert it's all a bit strange.'

The blonde previously told how her children encouraged her to try out dating apps, but she hasn't taken the plunge yet as she needs to get over her fear of dating.

The presenter insisted she and her ex-husband Wayne have a good relationship, with the kids visiting him regularly at his home in Devon before the coronavirus lockdown.   

The host previously detailed her struggle with other people's perception of her before retraining as a psychotherapist 10 years ago.

Although Melinda's TV career was still thriving at the time, the broadcaster admitted she would have regretted it if she hadn't pursued her dream.

Speaking on Loose Women, she shared at the time: 'In 2010, I started retraining. I thought, I have children, I have bills to pay. I was working in television and there was no sign of that letting up. 

Wayne Roberts and woman posing for a picture: Former lover: The blonde parted ways from ex-husband Wayne Roberts in 2012 following a 14-year on-off marriage (pictured in 2009) © Provided by Daily MailFormer lover: The blonde parted ways from ex-husband Wayne Roberts in 2012 following a 14-year on-off marriage (pictured in 2009)

 'I thought, I can carry on doing what I'm doing but how painful would that regret be? I made the decision to go for it and I've been practising for the last five years and I can tell you, it's the best thing I've ever done.

'It's a big leap. Psychologically, you have all these dependencies and that fear of change is huge. 

'I hadn't started my own therapy before the training. As far back as I can remember, I remember being around seven and thinking I wanted to be a psychiatrist. 

'My mum said oh no you'd have to go to university, you can't do that. We take in these ideas of what we can and can't do.

'When you start challenging those things, you notice that your life around you changes and those ideas you took as truths are actually not. A lot of it is an internal struggle. You can feel trapped by other people's ideas of you.

'That can be an internal struggle. But if you know that's just a perception and not the truth, it's still a challenge not to be held back by that but you can still keep going forward. People will have ideas. The challenge is not to let that stop you.'

Melinda Messenger et al. posing for the camera: Family first: The former presenter shares Morgan, 20, Flynn, 19, and Evie, 17, with her former spouse (pictured with two of her children in 2018) © Provided by Daily MailFamily first: The former presenter shares Morgan, 20, Flynn, 19, and Evie, 17, with her former spouse (pictured with two of her children in 2018) Read more
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