DAISY May Cooper has revealed that her lockdown pregnancy shone a light on her marriage difficulties with husband Will Weston before they broke up.
The award-winning comedian, tied the knot with her husband Will in 2019, but the pair split just two years later in July 2021, after Daisy confessed that they both felt “pressured” to settle down and get married.
Daisy admitted that being pregnant in Lockdown made her realise there was ‘no real love’ in their marriage.
Daisy and Will ended their marriage in July 2021, soon after their second child Jack was born in October 2020. The pair also share a daughter Pip, 4.
The actress revealed the pandemic shone a light on the difficulties in their marriage.
For Daisy and Will, the pandemic proved to them that their love “wasn’t real” as the comedian realised quickly that she wanted to be alone.
The actress and comedian also shared, that cracks began to show in their marriage when she became pregnant in lockdown.
Opening up about her marriage breakdown, Daisy said: “Will is amazing, an incredible, incredible dad – but fundamentally, there wasn’t real love there, I don’t think there ever was, حقا,” she told The Times.
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The actress said cracks began to show while she was pregnant with Jack during lockdown, saying they argued about her not wanting to go out for dinner or join her family for a meal at home.
Daisy said the breaking point came when her daughter Pip asked her to put a pair of dungarees on a Sylvanian Families figure from her own childhood toy set.
She said she couldn’t get the outfit on the toy and Pip wouldn’t play with the Sylvanians like she wanted, saying she felt like she “couldn’t cope” in that moment.
Daisy said it made her realise she needed a change, مضيفا: “I had tears streaming down my cheeks. I told my husband — well, my then-husband — “I’ve got to go outside, just walk, on my own.”
Daisy said she began thinking about getting a divorce after reading a post on Mumsnet from a woman in her seventies who had felt “trapped” في زواجها.
After this, Daisy said she became friends with Selin Hizli, an old friend from drama school, who made her realise she needed to leave her marriage.
The comedic star is now enjoying dating again following a five-month romance with Ryan Weymouth, but it’s nothing serious, as the mum-of-two made it clear she knows that she doesn’t want to get into another relationship.