Melanie Sykes opened up to son after flirty tweets

Melanie Sykes: Saucy Twitter messages led her to fiance. Picture: PA

Melanie Sykes: Saucy Twitter messages led her to fiance. Picture: PA

TV presenter Melanie Sykes has told how she had to have a heart-to-heart with her eldest son about her “mistake” after the storm over her Twitter flirting with her younger fiance.

The glamorous star, 42, made headlines last year after she got together with Jack Cockings – 15 years her junior – by sending messages and photos online.

Sykes told Hello! magazine: “I had to ride the wave for a couple of weeks and went away with my boys. While we were there, I did talk a little bit about the situation to my older son – I was under fire and I was struggling with it and he could sense that.”

She went on: “I told him I’d made a mistake and that I’d said some things other people felt I shouldn’t have done.”

Sykes got engaged to Cockings after a four-month romance, which started when he sent her a message on Twitter.

“He is absolutely my equal,” she said. “In terms of intelligence, humour, ethics, our ideas about family, we just connect on every level, and that’s quite a thing to find.

“He makes me happier than I’ve ever been and if I’m happy, my boys are happy, it’s a big circle – and that’s all that matters.”




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