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Zoe Ball posts tribute to late boyfriend Billy Yates

Zoe Ball has posted a poignant tribute to her late boyfriend Billy Yates on what would have been his 41st birthday.

The 46-year-old shared a selfie posing with Billy on a beach in an Instagram snap on Monday to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day.

She captioned the shot: ‘My @billwahweewoo would have been 41 this week. Today is #worldsuicidepreventionday2017 thinking with love of all those affected & those dear ones lost. We must keep talking.’

 

‘Thinking of all those affected’: Zoe Ball has posted a poignant tribute to her late boyfriend Billy Yates on what would have been his 41st birthday

She added: ‘We must share our experiences to help each other and most importantly learn to stop and LISTEN not necessarily keep trying to fix #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #depression #bereavedbysuicide.’

Her snap comes amid claims she has finding solace with ex-husband Norman following the death of her beloved boyfriend in May.

According to The Sun, Norman, who DJs as Fatboy Slim, has supported Zoe through her heartache after Billy committed suicide in May.

Support: Her snap comes amid claims she has finding solace with ex-husband Norman following the death of her beloved boyfriend in May

Support: Her snap comes amid claims she has finding solace with ex-husband Norman following the death of her beloved boyfriend in May

Billy, 40, was tragically found hanged in his flat in Putney sending Zoe into a spiral of grief.

Zoe and Norman were seen last week overcome with emotion as eldest son Woody collected his GCSE exam results outside school.

They also share a daughter Nelly, seven. 

Afterwards Zoe and Norman were said to be enjoying dinner and looked to be getting on great with lots of laughter.

The source said: ‘Despite their split they looked very happy to be in each other’s company.’

Support: Zoe and Norman were seen last month overcome with emotion as eldest son Woody collected his GCSE exam results outside school (pictured with son Woody in May 2015)

Support: Zoe and Norman were seen last month overcome with emotion as eldest son Woody collected his GCSE exam results outside school (pictured with son Woody in May 2015)

They added: ‘While they are just good friends, it’s an amazing achievement considering they have ended their marriage.

‘It’s been a very difficult few months for Zoe but Norman has played a massive part in building back up her happiness levels.’

The couple split last September but have remained firm friends and live on the same beachfront esplanade in Hove, East Sussex.

Zoe currently hosts The Big Family Cooking Showdown on BBC Two.

 

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