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Nick Knowles ‘extremely hurt’ by estranged wife’s claims


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Nick Knowles is reportedly ‘extremely hurt by his estranged wife Jessica Rose Moor’s claims that he emotionally and physically abused her for years.

Jessica, who split from Nick last year, also claimed he ‘refuses to pay’ for their three-year-old son Eddie’s private education in an explosive Twitter statement on Friday amid their divorce battle.

But sources claimed the DIY SOS presenter, 55, wishes Jessica, 30, ‘nothing but the best’ and refuses to be drawn into a ‘public slanging match’.

  

Gutted: Nick Knowles is reportedly ‘extremely hurt by his estranged wife Jessica Rose Moors claims that he emotionally and physically abused her for years

An insider told The Sun: ‘He won’t be drawn into a public slanging match with Jess and wishes her nothing but the best. 

‘For heaven’s sake, he took her and Eddie on a fantastic luxury holiday to Barbados just a month ago as friends – hardly the actions of a selfish man who won’t pay the bills.’

The source added: ‘I am 100 per cent sure that he will find a way of paying those school fees, although he will pay them direct to the school rather than increasing her allowance.’

The insider also claimed Nick put his three other children through private school and will do the same for Eddie, who he ‘absolutely adores’.

They alleged that he has made ‘substantial financial provision’ for Jessica and Eddie and claimed she’s ‘just angry’ because he refused to increase his payments to her.

MailOnline has contacted Nick’s representative for comment. Jessica was unable to be reached.

Not impressed: But sources claimed the DIY SOS presenter, 55, wishes Jessica, 30, 'nothing but the best' and refuses to be drawn into a 'public slanging match' (seen in 2014)

Not impressed: But sources claimed the DIY SOS presenter, 55, wishes Jessica, 30, ‘nothing but the best’ and refuses to be drawn into a ‘public slanging match’ (seen in 2014)

Claims: The insider also claimed Nick put his three other children through private school and will do the same for Eddie, who he 'absolutely adores' (pictured with Jessica and Eddie in Barbados last month)

Claims: The insider also claimed Nick put his three other children through private school and will do the same for Eddie, who he ‘absolutely adores’ (pictured with Jessica and Eddie in Barbados last month)

It comes after Jessica accused Nick of subjecting her to years of ‘intimidation, emotional cruelty and physical abuse’ amid their divorce battle. 

The blonde beauty, who has battled cervical cancer, took to Twitter to call out her soon-to-be ex-beau in an explosive statement – explaining she has chosen to speak out about the TV star in a bid to fight for her son’s schooling rights.  

Jessica shared a lengthy statement – an open letter about her divorce – to the micro-blogging site, claiming: ‘It takes a lot to break me, but he’s done it.’

She penned: ‘As all parents can relate, children starting school is an incredibly emotional and happy time.

'It takes a lot to break me': It comes after Jessica accused Nick of subjecting her to years of 'intimidation, emotional cruelty and physical abuse' amid their divorce battle

‘It takes a lot to break me’: It comes after Jessica accused Nick of subjecting her to years of ‘intimidation, emotional cruelty and physical abuse’ amid their divorce battle

‘This year parents, including myself, were invited to make their state school preferences for Gloucestershire by 15 by January 2018 for their child’s chosen school.

‘I did not submit a submission for Eddie as as it has been long agreed by my (soon to be ex) husband that Eddie would be privately educated – a luxury he is in the position to afford, as he has done for all his other children.

‘As such, Eddie is enrolled to start private school this September (a school that me and my husband visited and chose together) except that he won’t as I was advised by my husband’s solicitor that this offer has been withdrawn.

Drama: She and the DIY SOS presenter split a year ago, but while their parting appeared to be amicable, Jessica, 30, has now 'broken her silence' on the duo's relationship, as she claims Nick, 55, has 'refused to pay' for their son Eddie's (above) private education

Drama: She and the DIY SOS presenter split a year ago, but while their parting appeared to be amicable, Jessica, 30, has now ‘broken her silence’ on the duo’s relationship, as she claims Nick, 55, has ‘refused to pay’ for their son Eddie’s (above) private education

Explosive: Jessica shared a lengthy statement - an open letter about her divorce - to the micro-blogging site, claiming: 'It takes a lot to break me, but he's done it.'

Explosive: Jessica shared a lengthy statement – an open letter about her divorce – to the micro-blogging site, claiming: ‘It takes a lot to break me, but he’s done it.’

‘After years of intimidation, emotional cruelty, physical abuse and eventually isolation (that I have kept silent about – of which I have diaries and images), this is the straw that broke the camels back.

‘To add insult to injury – like many men in his position of wealth and power he has advised he will not pay any legal fees meaning that I cannot afford to fight for our son’s education.

‘My husband has also said he will not purchase a house or give a settlement of any kind for us, this is disappointing but not unexpected – some people’s generosity is only present in front of the TV cameras.

‘Since he was born my sole priority has been Eddie’s well being and I felt my silence was in his best interest but now I have to fight, which isn’t in my nature, but I’m fighting for my son. What mother wouldn’t.’

A representative for Nick declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.

Accusing: She penned: 'After years of intimidation, emotional cruelty, physical abuse and eventually isolation (that I have kept silent about - of which I have diaries and images), this is the straw that broke the camels back'

Accusing: She penned: ‘After years of intimidation, emotional cruelty, physical abuse and eventually isolation (that I have kept silent about – of which I have diaries and images), this is the straw that broke the camels back’

Upset: Jessica claims Nick is 'refusing to pay' for their son Eddie's private schooling, as promised, and 'won't purchase a house or give a settlement of any kind for us'

Upset: Jessica claims Nick is ‘refusing to pay’ for their son Eddie’s private schooling, as promised, and ‘won’t purchase a house or give a settlement of any kind for us’

Amicable: Jessica's statement may come as a shock to fans, as she and Nick appeared to have an amicable divorce, despite the breakdown of their marriage - a representative for Nick declined to comment when approached by MailOnline

Amicable: Jessica’s statement may come as a shock to fans, as she and Nick appeared to have an amicable divorce, despite the breakdown of their marriage – a representative for Nick declined to comment when approached by MailOnline

Jessica’s statement may come as a shock to fans, as she and Nick appeared to have an amicable divorce, despite the breakdown of their marriage. Just last month, the former couple had enjoyed a holiday to Barbados with their son Eddie, three. 

Nick and Jessica – who share a 26 year age gap – had married in a ceremony in Rome in 2012, but announced their separation in January 2016, following almost four years of marriage. 

He is father to three other children; sons Charlie and Tyrian-J and daughter Tuesday. 

Their split was muddied by his fling with Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten and Jessica’s shock cancer diagnosis earlier in the year, but he insisted they were happily working on their marriage again and are ensuring their three-year-old son remains their priority.

Jessica had previously credited Nick for ‘saving her life’ following her cancer battle. In June 2016, Jessica had been diagnosed with stage one cervical cancer and had to have her cervix and pelvic lymph nodes removed. 

Separated: Nick and Jessica had married in a ceremony in Rome in 2012, but announced their separation in January 2016, following almost four years of marriage

Separated: Nick and Jessica had married in a ceremony in Rome in 2012, but announced their separation in January 2016, following almost four years of marriage

Following her surgery, Jessica was given the ‘all clear’, but she had voiced her concerns that her cancer could return. 

In an interview with the Sunday Mirror in August 2016, she said: ‘I wonder if I’m on borrowed time. I have this really morbid feeling. I might have been given the all-clear but it’s still at the back of my mind it could come back.’

Despite it taking just two months after her diagnosis for her surgery to go ahead, Jessica described her ordeal as ‘two months of hell’, adding: ‘Everyone thinks because you’ve been given the all-clear it’s amazing, when actually you’re struggling with all these emotions, the physical changes to your body, coming off heavy painkillers and worried about your own mortality still.’  

Following her recovery, however, she and Nick had decided to give their marriage another shot, but finally ended things for good last December – nearly a year after she and Nick initially announced their split. 

In an interview with Fabulous magazine last year, Jessica had insisted there was ‘no hostility’ between herself and Nick, as she addressed their separation, explaining: ‘We were married and very in love, but communication broke down.

‘The important thing is we really tried to make it work, so when we came out of it there wasn’t anger or resentment.’

Split: Jessica had insisted there was 'no hostility' between herself and Nick, as she addressed their separation, explaining: 'We were married and very in love, but communication broke down'

Split: Jessica had insisted there was ‘no hostility’ between herself and Nick, as she addressed their separation, explaining: ‘We were married and very in love, but communication broke down’

Nick, meanwhile, had nothing but praise when it came to speaking about his estranged wife Jessica and gushed about their ‘fantastic relationship’ during an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine in November. 

He said: ‘I can’t say enough about Jess. She’s the most amazing mum, she’s the most amazingly calm human being.’ 

Since their split, Nick has been linked to string of beauties, including Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan and former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, 30- their romance came to an abrupt end and Pascal accused the star of having a ‘midlife crisis’.

‘I think Pascal got it right when she said I was having a midlife crisis,’ Nick joked. ‘Look, my relationship with my wife [Jessica Moor] ended two years ago now.

‘We made sure we now have the best relationship we can have for our son. But we are both single. And I am dating. I just get on with it on my own.’

Romance: Nick has since been linked to string of beauties, including Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan and former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, 30 (above)

Romance: Nick has since been linked to string of beauties, including Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan and former TOWIE star Pascal Craymer, 30 (above)



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