Ben Jardine’s ex wife has spoken out after he entered Celebrity Big Brother.
Ben and Stephanie Jardine got married on Channel 4’s Married At First Sight this year.
The show sees strangers marry on first meeting, before following them in the six weeks after their wedding.
To the shock of absolutely no one, it didn’t work out for the couples including Ben and Steph.
Although still currently married, the pair have announced they are to get a divorce.
It followed claims that Ben had cheated on Stephanie.
Taking to her social media this week, she gave her side of their marriage as he joined the CBB house.
“I started to shake as I opened my phone and clicked on a link someone had sent,” she recalled. “There was my husband sitting there laughing and joking about how he had cheated on me and we were getting divorced. I literally fell to my knees. I was shaking like a leaf and sobbing so hard that my friend started to panic.
“There was just too much to process. He was divorcing me. He had cheated on me. He was announcing it on the radio. He was laughing at me…
“There are very few moments in your life that truly rock you to your core. Where you feel like this moment cannot be real. Because if it is, then your whole life is about to change.”
Steph was dealt another blow when Ben revealed he was expecting a baby with another woman.
“Ben even said to me that I would make an amazing mum and if he found out the next day that I was pregnant then he would be the happiest man alive,” she said. “That memory really hurts me now, because I’ve been told by one of his friends since, that the girl he got pregnant had conceived around this time.”
Steph candidly confessed: “The bottom fell out of my world. I immediately went into hiding to avoid press so I spent the next month living in hotels. That sounds great, but I can assure you it wasn’t.
“My friends dropped everything to be there for me and took it in turns to stay with me. I could hardly eat, and every day was spent in a daze, going between crying at what my life had become and laughing at the ridiculous situation.
“After a while, anger set in and I just wanted to tell the world what really happened, but I knew that if I did, I would just be bolstering him, and he was already standing on my shoulders trying to reach for fame.”
Steph added that she did enjoy some “brilliant” times with Ben and concluded: “We were a real couple, not just for TV.”
Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.