EXCLUSIVE: Place in the Sun host Laura Hamilton deletes photos of husband Alex Goward over ‘safety concerns’ after shock split — as friends say ‘no one else was involved’
Laura Hamilton has removed pictures of her husband Alex Goward from her social media account in the wake of their shock split.
The TV presenter, 39, who shares two children with the insurance broker, announced that the couple was ending their 13-year relationship in a statement released last weekend.
And fans were quick to notice that Laura had erased Alex’s snaps from her Instagram and Facebook pages, prompting speculation that the break-up, surprisingly, was not amicable.
Separation: Laura Hamilton has removed photos of her husband Alex Goward from her social media account in the wake of their shock split
But a close aide of the A Place in the Sun star told MailOnline that Laura had been advised to remove the photos for ‘safety and security’ reasons and insisted that no third parties were involved in their split.
The friend added: ‘Laura and Alex will continue to co-parent their two kids and go on family vacations.
‘The split was amicable and no one else was involved.
‘It is true that she has removed the photos of Alex, but this was due to safety and security concerns, and the process started even before the announcement of their separation.’
Parted ways: The TV presenter, 39, who shares two children with an insurance broker, announced the couple was ending their 13-year relationship in a statement released last weekend.
Laura revealed that her nine-year marriage was over on Saturday, posting a picture of a framed message on Instagram that read: ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’
With this, she wrote: ‘This is not something I ever thought I would say, but after 13 years together Alex and I have split.
‘Our children are and always will be our number one priority and we will respect the privacy of our family at this time.
Upset: The presenter shared the sad news with her followers on Instagram on Saturday, admitting it ‘wasn’t something she ever thought she’d be saying’
The message was posted weeks after himself and Alex enjoyed a trip to Lapland with their son Rocco, eight, and daughter Tahlia, six.
Laura documented the journey on her Instagram Stories, and posted photos of her children experiencing The Northern Lights.
And a day after the split was confirmed, Laura revealed that she was leaving her family home that the pair had shared for nine years.
Family: Laura married insurance broker Alex in 2012, three years after they began dating and they share two children, eight-year-old Rocco, and a daughter, Tahlia, six.
Sharing photos of how she transformed the property with Alex, she said: ‘Today we close the door and say goodbye to the house we’ve loved and enjoyed for the past 9 years – I’ve spent my entire adult life Longest lived anywhere in life!
‘It was a house that we transformed (as you can see in the pictures), but more importantly, it was a house where we made some incredible memories that we will always cherish…
‘Change can be scary but you know what’s scary? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, developing, and making progress.
‘When it’s too scary to jump, that’s when you jump, otherwise you’re in the same place for the rest of your life, and I can’t do that.’
Laura and Alex, who married in a romantic Surrey setting, are also business partners, the Lord Roberts owner at The Green Café in Purley, Surrey.
Security: A friend of the A Place in the Sun star told MailOnline that Laura was advised to remove the photos for ‘safety and security’ reasons and insisted that no third parties were involved in their split.