Loose Women star smiles through pain of marriage split in first outing

Linda Robson wore a smile on her face in her first public outing since splitting from her husband (Picture: Sama Kai/Dave Benett/WireImage)

Linda Robson is putting on a brave face following her marriage split.

The Loose Women star, 65, recently confirmed that she had separated from her husband, Mark Dunford, after 33 years of marriage.

Linda shares two children with Mark as well as a daughter, Lauren, with former partner Tony Tyler.

Depsite the devastation in her personal life, the TV panelist is keeping her spirits up, having worn a smile in her first public outing this weekend.

The Bird of a Feather actress was photographed attending a screening of the new Disney film, Wish, on Sunday (November 19).

Making it a family affair, she took her six-year-old granddaughter, Betsy, along.

Linda looked pretty in a maxi dress featuring a hot pink and leopard print pattern, which she teamed with a leather jacket and matching sandals.

The Loose Women star attended the London Multimedia screening of Wish (Picture: Sama Kai/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Linda put on a brave face after becoming single recently for the first time in over 30 years (Picture: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK)

She posed for photographers with an arm around Betsy, who was dressed in purple.

Commenting on her single status, Linda previously told Woman magazine that her marriage to Mark had simply reached its end.

Linda admitted: ‘He’s a really good dad and we had some good years, but enough is enough.’

And she may have previously joked about not having had sex for two years and her daughter signing her up to a dating site, but she hasn’t got her eye on anyone new – and probably won’t have for a while.

‘I’m not interested, honestly,’ she added on dating again. ‘I can’t be a***d with all that.’

She was joined by her six-year-old granddaughter, Betsy (Picture: Sama Kai/Dave Benett/WireImage)

Instead, Linda is focusing on her family and is taking care of her own well-being.

‘I’ve got my family and my kids around me, and I’m going on a cruise with Lesley Joseph in November.

‘I’m keeping busy. I feel fine. I’m just going away on trips all the time.’

Prior to her shock split from Mark – who frequently featured in Loose Women anecdotes – a source said Linda had been ‘quite open behind the scenes about problems in her marriage.’

Linda isn’t looking to date anyone again just yet (Picture: S Meddle/ITV/Shutterstock)
Linda said ‘enough is enough’ (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

‘They hit a bit of a rough patch before Christmas but they’ve managed to work through it,’ the insider spilled to The Sun.

‘Linda turned to her family and close friends who supported her through it all.’

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