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Sir Trevor McDonald, 81, separates from his 34-year-old wife


Sir Trevor McDonald, 81, separates from his 34-year-old wife and moves out of their family home

  • Trevor McDonald reportedly separated from Ms. Jo after 34 years of marriage
  • The split was "amicable" and the two "still speak" to each other
  • The couple met him in 1986 and shares a son, Jack, who is 31 years old

Sir Trevor McDonald reportedly separated from his wife after 34 years of marriage.

The veteran newscaster, 81, who came to be known as the Moderator of ITN News at ten in 1992, is said to have moved out of his family home and is now living on a bachelorette party after breaking up with his wife, Jo, 65.

It is understood that the split was "amicable" and that Sir Trevor and Jo are "still" speaking.

Sir Trevor McDonald, 81, has reportedly separated from his wife, Jo, after 34 years of marriage

A source told The Sun: "It's sad, but Trevor and Jo realized that they were no longer happy and that it was time to get on with their lives."

The source further stated that the breakup is no secret among the couple's inner circles.

They added, “He and Josephine have a long history so obviously they are still talking and everything is consensual.

"Trevor moved into his own apartment and friends joke it was his bachelorette party."

The couple, who share a 31-year-old son named Jack (31), tied the knot in 1986.

The news presenter also shares two children, Joanne and Tim, with his first wife, Beryl, who he divorced in 1985.

Sir Trevor was first known as the Moderated ITN News at ten from 1992 to 1999 before moving to Hosting ITV's Flagship Current Affairs Program with Trevor McDonald in 1999.

The ITV newscaster and wife Jo (pictured together after Sir Trevor received his knighthood) married in 1986

The ITV newscaster and wife Jo (pictured together after Sir Trevor received his knighthood) married in 1986

Known for his interviews with celebrities including Tony Blair, Nelson Mandela and former US President Bill Clinton, he was named News anchor of the year in 1993, 1997 and 1999.

In 1999 he was too In 1999 he was knighted for his services to journalism.

Since retiring from the Nightly News in 2008, he has made documentaries on topics from the Mafia to death row.

Earlier this year, Sir Trevor said nothing in his career compares to the "immense, international" nature of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to presenter Julie Etchingham on the ITV News podcast Coronavirus: What you need to know, he said: “I don't remember a story that involved us all so internationally.

& # 39; We're much more connected than we ever thought. We are excited to see what's going on around the world. & # 39;

He added, “It's very, very strange going through a week and knowing that you have so few things that are absolutely planned. It's a bit difficult to have in hand all the time.

“In my personal case, the lack of social contact and the need to stay a lot is really quite depressing at times. You just have to try to find ways to deal with it.

"I have to admit, I'm not sure I've done terribly well finding these ways!"

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