Piers Morgan heartbreaking divorce from loyal nurse he still fiercely defends

Piers Morgan married his sister Marion Shalloe in 1991 and she was by his side as he rose to the top of the tabloids.

Piers Morgan and ex-wife Marion
Piers Morgan and ex-wife Marion

Today is 12 years ago, Piers Morgan and second wife Celia Walden said ‘I do’ at a boho wedding in rural Oxfordshire.

The intimate ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Swinsbrook saw the couple tie the knot in the presence of their family before heading to a nearby pub for a big purchase.

But the glorious day wasn’t the first time Piers had walked down the aisle. Before journalist Celia, he was married to nurse Marion Shalloe, the mother of three of his four children.

The couple married in 1991 when Piers was a 26-year-old journalist on the rise, going from showbiz journalist to editor of News of the World before he was 40.

From exposing stories of sexual deviance within the ruling classes to securing exploding celebrity rights, the former Good Morning Britain host is best known for her bulldozer approach. his land.

Piers Morgan married Marion Shalloe in 1991


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And next to him in all is Marion.

Their first son, Spencer, 27, was born in 1993, just a year before Rupert Murdoch became Piers’ world’s youngest editor at age 29.

In a 1994 interview with the Telegraph, Piers revealed that they had ‘recently separated’ but insisted it had nothing to do with work pressure or a third party.

And he has nothing but good things to say about the mother of his child.

“She’s a woman in the hospital. She helps save lives and like all nurses, she would hate me to say that,” he said.

The couple reunited and their son Stanley, 23, arrived in June 1997.

Marion and Piers at the 1995 Comedy Awards


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But when Marion became pregnant with their third child, son Albert, 19, in 2000, the marriage was said to have fallen apart. Piers was in contact with The Sun’s then-showbiz columnist Marina Hyde, 48, but Piers always declined to comment on the speculation, telling The Times in 2010: “I’m not going to participate. .”

Meanwhile, Marion moved on to work with News of the World showbiz editor Rav Singh, whom Piers described as “a very nice guy that I got along well with.”

Then, in 2006, Piers almost immediately fell in love with The Daily Telegraph gossip columnist Celia Walden, daughter of former Tory MP George Walden, after interviewing her for GQ magazine.

Apparently enamored, he praised her as ‘strangely beautiful’, comparing her to French actress Brigitte Bardot and claiming that, “like Bardot, she has given her a lot of pleasure.” basic feelings for a lot of basic, lustful men.”

Piers and Marion pose on the red carpet at the UK premiere of Saving Private Ryan


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He exclaims, “She inspires admiration, lust and fear… and as I write, a single person. When God created women, he blessed Hollywood with Bardot, and Fleet Street with Walden.”

With the divorce still unfinished, he was initially cynical about his plans to make things official with Celia.

Then, in 2008, his split from Marion was finally signed off, ending a chapter that Piers described as ‘deeply upsetting’.

“I just got divorced recently. There has to be a decent amount of time before these things are done. The divorce was a pretty horrible experience,” he told the Daily Mail in 2009.

Piers has three sons from his first marriage


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Piers and Celia celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary today


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“On the day Marion and I divorced, I said, ‘You know what? We can both walk away feeling terrible about this, but let’s never talk about it again.”

After marrying Celia in 2010 before welcoming daughter Elise in 2011, Piers has no regrets about how his first marriage went and remains a great relationship with Marion, with whom he He revealed that he supported his departure from GMB.

“I don’t regret that these things happened, but I’m pleased we’re still good friends, because it’s important to your kids,” he said.

“I gave birth to three wonderful children with my ex-wife.

“The best advice I’ve ever had is to talk to them every day – that’s when you need your ex to be nice. I’ve talked to my kids, with only a handful of exceptions. , every day for the past nine years.”

And to this day he still wholeheartedly protects the mother of his children. Commenting on Ben Affleck’s controversial claims that he feels ‘stuck’ in his marriage to Jennifer Garner, Piers criticized the Gone Girl actor’s behaviour, emphasizing: “I say this as someone who has been divorced and has never said a bad word in public about my ex, and never will.

“Partly out of respect for her – we are still good friends and she never spoke badly of me in public – and partly because I never wanted our three sons to hear me. bad for their mother.”

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