"they've drifted apart over time."
It has been reported that BBC Countryfile presenter Anita Rani has split up with her husband of 14 years.
The TV presenter and Bhupi Rehal are believed to have separated after their busy schedules kept them apart.
A source told The Mirror:
“It’s really sad but they’ve decided to separate.
“Their hectic schedules over the past couple of years have sadly meant they’ve drifted apart over time.
“They remain on very good terms and wish nothing but the best for one another.”
Anita and Bhupi got married in 2009 after meeting at a rave in east London.
She previously spoke about how happy she was with her husband but admitted that she experienced a case of cold feet in the lead-up to their wedding.
Anita recalled: “I just remember thinking, ‘Who is all this for?’ I was already 32 and I wasn’t getting any younger.
“Of course, they were all thinking about children too – everyone apart from me, that is.”
Speaking about the big day itself:
“My husband-to-be is sitting in front of the holy book waiting for me to walk down the carpeted aisle, to take my place cross-legged on the floor next to him, so we can begin our beautiful Sikh wedding ceremony.
“What happens at this point in the movies? Butterflies in your belly? Everyone turns to smile at the beautiful bride? A full-blown song and dance sequence for the happiest day of your life? I’m freaking out.
“I’m looking out across the scene in front of me, serene, calm, quiet, and I am anything but. This was not how I’d planned life to be.”
The reported end of Anita’s marriage comes after she opened up about suffering a miscarriage, revealing:
“I’m much better at self-care and I ask myself more questions about how I want to live my life.”
“I’m also more willing to be vulnerable, like talking about the miscarriage I had in 2018.
“Vulnerability used to scare the s*** out of me, but it has been liberating to share my personal story and see the response.”
Anita Rani has presented Countryfile since 2015, which was the same year she reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing.
She studied broadcasting at the University of Leeds and got her start in media working as a researcher at the BBC.
Anita later fronted shows on Channel 5 before joining the BBC Asian Network in March 2005.