'I've got my sparkle back': Michelle Mone shows off her incredible figure in plunging swimsuit as she reveals she has found love with a new man
01:04 GMT, 21 May 2012
She was left shattered when her marriage of 19 years ended last Christmas.
But instead of wallowing Michelle Mone threw herself into her business and now five months on she has now found a new man.
The Scottish businesswoman has revealed her relationship in an interview with Hello! magazine she is dating father-of-three
The 40-year-old model showed off her incredible figure in a plunging swimsuit in a shoot that accompanied the interview.
No wonder she's smiling: Michelle Mone shows off her impressive figure in a swimsuit as she reveals that she has found happiness again with a new man
The lingerie tycoon is beaming in the shot and it's not hard to see why as she shows off her incredible shape in the bright blue one-piece.
Michelle teams the bikini with a long necklace and a white crocheted kaftan.
Speaking in the magazine she explains that the new man in her life has given her back her 'sparkle'.
When she posed in some of her Ultimo underwear in the past, it was said to have increased tensions between Mone and her husband Michael.
The 40-year-old says it is still early days with the Dubai-based businessman, known only as Karl, but they have enjoyed romantic breaks and are taking their time getting to know each other.
Mone, who posed during a break in the Maldives, said she met her new man at Easter in Dubai as they dined with mutual friends.
She explained: 'I found myself sitting next to this guy. He was dark and handsome, but the thing I really liked about him was that I could really talk to him. Things came up about the situation I was in and after a couple of glasses of wine, I started to cry.'
The full interview is in this week's Hello! magazine out now
'He took my hand and told me everything was going to be okay, and it was like an angel had come down from heaven and wrapped their arms around me.'
Mone had at one stage harboured ambitions to rekindle her relationship with Michael, 46, until she found he was seeing Samantha Bunn, 31, one of her designers.
Michelle was so angry she attacked her husband’s Porsche Panamera, repeatedly scraping a key along the paintwork.
At one stage, mother-of-three Michelle had such a close relationship with her protg Samantha that she was virtually part of the family, sharing the Mones’ luxury Mayfair apartment and living in a house Michelle owns next door to the marital home in Scotland.
‘In a situation like this, our employment laws are ludicrous,’ she explained at the launch of a beauty department for John Lewis in Oxford Street.
And Michelle understandably feels frustrated at the prospect of giving a pay-off to the employee who had an affair with her husband.
‘I am coping by throwing myself into work,’ says blonde Michelle, who used to go jogging with Samantha.
‘I don’t think I will ever marry again. I could never trust another man after this,’ she added.
The full interview is in the new edition of Hello! magazine, which is on sale now.