James Cracknell’s ex Beverley Turner reveals concerns over co-parenting during COVID-19 lockdown

Beverley Turner has admitted she’s struggling to figure out the best way to co-parent under lockdown.

The presenter, 46, shares three children with ex-husband James Cracknell, 47, both of whom have moved on with new partners. 

Yet amid government advice to stay solely in one household, Beverley admitted she has concerns on how best to ensure they both can see Croyde, 16, Kiki, ten, and Trixie, eight.

Under pressure: Beverley Turner admitted she's struggling to figure out the best way to co-parent under lockdown as she appeared on Wednesday's episode of The Jeremy Vine Show

Under pressure: Beverley Turner admitted she’s struggling to figure out the best way to co-parent under lockdown as she appeared on Wednesday’s episode of The Jeremy Vine Show

Appearing on Wednesday’s episode of Jeremy Vine Show via video link, she announced: ‘It’s day two of homeschooling at the moment. 

‘My suggestion is going to be that James comes here and he stays here for a couple of nights.

‘And I will go away and stay with my partner in his flat which is empty. That’s probably the best we can do. That’s the best solution.’ 

Happier times: The presenter, 46, shares three children with ex-husband James Cracknell, 47, both of whom have moved on with new partners (pictured in 2016)

Happier times: The presenter, 46, shares three children with ex-husband James Cracknell, 47, both of whom have moved on with new partners (pictured in 2016)

Yet despite Beverley’s best efforts, her suggestions were shot down by Dr Sarah Jarvis, who appeared on the panel. 

What is the guidance on the movement of children? 

The rules on whether children of separated or divorced parents can visit them were clearly laid out.

As Boris ordered the UK’s entire population to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, the Government issued guidance to deal with this very issue, one which will worry parents across the UK.

It says: ‘Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes.’

She explained that couples who don’t live together had been advised to either stay away from one another for the duration of lockdown, or take the next step by moving in together permanently. 

Dr Sarah reasoned: ‘The risk is going from one household to another.’ 

The chat came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all but essential workers to remain at home and cease all non-essential travel to combat the spread of coronavirus.  

James and Beverley finalised their divorce in March last year, after they split in 2018 following 17 years of marriage. 

The couple were granted a divorce after she petitioned for it on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour, which he did not oppose.

The pair, however, have ensured their split has remained amicable for the sake of their three children. 

Proud parent: Amid government advice to stay solely in one household, Beverley admitted she has concerns on how best to ensure they both can see Croyde, 16, Kiki, ten, and Trixie, eight

Proud parent: Amid government advice to stay solely in one household, Beverley admitted she has concerns on how best to ensure they both can see Croyde, 16, Kiki, ten, and Trixie, eight

Not impressed: Despite Beverley's best efforts, her suggestions were shot down by Dr Sarah Jarvis, who appeared on the panel

Not impressed: Despite Beverley’s best efforts, her suggestions were shot down by Dr Sarah Jarvis, who appeared on the panel

Beverley has since found love with a eco-property developer James Pritchett, who, at 32, is 14 years her junior.

TV and radio broadcaster Beverley told the Daily Mail: ‘I had such judgement about age-gap relationships before this. I would look at an older man with a younger woman and roll my eyes, but now I can completely see what they were doing.’ 

‘I cannot see any disadvantage to it. James P is 32 — a great age for a bloke,’ continued Beverley, before adding of youthful glow: ‘That’s what having a 32-year-old boyfriend does for you.’

Made for each other: Following her divorce from James, Beverley has since found love with a eco-property developer James Pritchett, who, at 32, is 14 years her junior

Made for each other: Following her divorce from James, Beverley has since found love with a eco-property developer James Pritchett, who, at 32, is 14 years her junior

Continuing to gush about her new lover’s qualities, she cooed: ‘He is full of empathy and kindness. He puts me first in a way that I am just not used to. He’s an amazing listener, thoughtful and generous with a lovely calmness.

‘He thinks I am wise and capable, which is lovely, and he is just the best company, whether we are sitting on the sofa, going for a walk or going out clubbing and getting drunk together.’

They were introduced through mutual acquaintances in 2018, after she and James had accepted their marriage was over, but months before it was publicly announced.

As for James, he too has moved on, embarking on a romantic relationship with attractive American blonde Jordan Connell, 34. 

Cute couple: As for James, he too has moved on, embarking on a romantic relationship with attractive American blonde Jordan Connell, 34

Cute couple: As for James, he too has moved on, embarking on a romantic relationship with attractive American blonde Jordan Connell, 34

 


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