KT Tunstall tells of father’s death and divorce

Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has said that her father’s death helped her walk away from her marriage.

KT Tunstall: Divorced from husband last week. Picture: Getty
KT Tunstall: Divorced from husband last week. Picture: Getty

• KT Tunstall says father’s death made her realise her marriage was unhappy

• Singer-songwriter split from husband Luke Bullen last week

The Fife-born star’s adoptive father, David, passed away last August aged 73 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Tunstall admitted that his death made her realise that she was unhappy in her marriage to drummer husband Luke Bullen, who she wed four years ago.

“I realised when my dad died that I didn’t have to please him any more. He’s gone. I did make him proud, job done.

“I realised there was an amount of doing what I thought I should do.”


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Speaking to the Daily Record, she also said: “The problem was I never had time to feel. I was just so driven and worked so hard I never had time to process how I felt about stuff.

“Everything that happened made me really look at my life.

“I realised I had convinced myself I was happy but had to admit that I wasn’t.”

Tunstall divorced from Bullen last week in a short hearing at the High Court in London. Bullen had cited Tunstall’s “unreasonable behaviour” as the reason for the split.