Vanessa Feltz’ daughter Allegra has said that on Christmas day she received a social media message from an anonymous troll that revealed Ben cheated on her mother
Vanessa Feltz’s daughter said she was sent messages claiming her mother’s fiancé, Ben Ofoedu, cheated on her on Christmas Day.
The family opened presents and had “a lovely time” when messages revealing Ben’s betrayal were sent to Vanessa’s daughter Allegra via Instagram, she said.
Although the messages were anonymous, Allegra said they contained enough detail to know the allegations were true.
She then had to make the decision to break the heartbreaking news to her mother on one of the family’s happiest days of the year.
By the time Phats & Small singer Ben performed in panto, he has now moved out of the home he shared with Vanessa, to whom he was engaged for 16 years.
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Allegra, 37, and her younger sister Saskia, 34, have since called police over the disturbing social media messages, which were cruel and threatening towards their 60-year-old mother.
She said the whole family, including her two children, was “extremely distraught” to learn of Ben’s behavior.
Recalling the moment they found out what he was up to, Saskia told The Sun: “It was Christmas of all days. We were all together as a family, but Ben was out in pantomime when the news broke via Instagram.
“It was anonymous – and of course it revealed a lot of things we didn’t know – but it was also very offensive and extremely hurtful.
“We don’t keep anything apart in our family, so we knew we had to share that with mom.”
Allegra said they “waited a bit” as Vanessa was having such a lovely day with her grandkids.
But when it came time to finally sit her down and tell her beloved mother the truth, “it just felt awful.”
Earlier this month, Vanessa confirmed that she had split from Ben after almost two decades together.
The Mirror have reached out to Ben’s rep for comment.
Devastated Vanessa said she never expected to be single again at the age of 60 as she thought she and Ben, 50, would be together until her death.
Vanessa announced the news that they had split in a heartfelt social media post, telling her followers: “Well I haven’t been on Instagram for three weeks and that’s because my relationship with Ben ended after 16 Years has passed and I honestly didn’t know what to say to you.
“But now it’s clear it’s over and I really feel like once that trust in a relationship is gone you can’t really get it back and I would advise that to anyone else.”
The TV legend has vowed not to let the shock of their split write off her and will celebrate her birthday in style later this month when she turns 61.
She said: “I’ll cuddle my grandkids, go to town with my incredible girlfriends and I’m afraid I’ll make a lot more mistakes.
“As the legendary Chumbawamba sang, ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’ll never hold me down!'”
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