Heartbroken Myleene Klass puts marital home up for sale for 2.5million two months after husband walked out
00:56 GMT, 14 June 2012
She was left heartbroken when her husband walked out on her on her birthday – just six months after their marriage.
And now, devastated Myleene Klass has put the home she shared with Graham Quinn and their two young daughters up for sale.
Just weeks after confirming their split, the popular TV star is selling her sprawling Hertfordshire home for 2.5 million.
Moving on: Myleene Klass has put her marital home she shared with her estranged husband up for sale for 2.5million
Miss Klass, 34, has been staying with friends and family ever since celebrity security guard Quinn, 38, announced he was leaving her in April.
At the time, a close friend said the brunette would put the home up for sale because it contained too many ‘painful memories’.
The five-bedroom property is described as boasting a ‘tranquil backdrop and great privacy’.
Plush pad: The five bedroom home ha a lavish kitchen with state of the art appliances
Modern design: Myleene and her estranged husband transformed the property
According to records, Miss Klass bought the house for 2.14 million in December 2009 – and helpfully, for her, the property is in her name only.
She and Quinn had transformed the luxury property into their dream home over the past few years.
But the Irish bodyguard signalled his desire to move on after secretly buying a flat and moving in just five days after telling Miss Klass he was leaving her.
That's lucky: Miss Klass bought the house for 2.14 million in December 2009 and helpfully, for her, the property is in her name only
All empty: Irish bodyguard signalled his desire to move on after secretly buying a flat and moving in just five days after telling Miss Klass he was leaving her
Miss Klass then left the house and is currently staying with family, along with daughters Ava, four, and 14-month-old Hero.
The star’s weight has plummeted since the split, and a friend said: ‘This is extremely hard for Myleene.
‘This isn’t something she’s going to get over quickly, not at all. She’s in tears every day and she is completely devastated, more for Ava and Hero than her.’
Light and bright: The home boasts plenty of entertaining space including this large conservatory
Lush and green: The property has lots of outdoor space suitable for a family
‘I can see it will take a long time for Myleene to heal from this – it has only recently sunk in that Graham isn’t coming back.’
At the weekend, Miss Klass broke her silence as she tweeted: ‘Thank you all of you for the thoughts and msgs of support for me and my girls. They've given me comfort, courage and hope. #strongmamas X
The pair met 2001 when Quinn was a bodyguard for Miss Klass’s pop group Hear'Say
In happier times: Graham left Myleene in April
However they split when it emerged that Quinn had jumped bail after being arrested for heroin possession in Ireland, only to later reunite.
The couple dated for 11 years before marrying in secret in front of just 16 friends last October.
Quinn, who has recently been looking after security for US star Bruce Springsteen on his tour, denied that he had walked out on his wife on her birthday.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, he said: 'Who in their right mind would drop someone on their birthday I'm not sick in the head, do you know what I mean'
Carrying on: Myleene was seen with her daughters Ava and Hero earlier this month as news of the split emerged
He added: 'People wrote that I left her. But I didn't leave her on her birthday.'
Graham, who Miss Klass nicknamed ‘Gray’, also explained that his marriage was by no means perfect and it had been in trouble for a long time.
And he said: 'There's been so much fabrication. It's ridiculous to be honest. I haven't been in the country for two-and-a-half to three month and all of a sudden I'm everywhere.'
However, a friend of Miss Klass said: ‘Myleene has been left devastated by Graham’s actions.’