BRAVE ZOE FINDS HAPPINESS AGAIN
She was pictured walking hand-in-hand with boyfriend Michael Reed last week – and pals say Zoe Ball has finally found happiness again after the tragic suicide of her boyfriend Billy Yates last May.
Insiders reveal the TV host, 47, met the businessman, also 47, after being introduced through mutual pals last October – and say he’s helping her overcome her grief.
A source says, “Zoe and Michael are even talking about moving in together. As soon as they met, there was a connection and chemistry between them and things progressed quite quickly.”
Zoe split from her husband of 18 years, Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, 54 – with whom she has Woody, 17, and Nelly, eight – in 2016 and moved on with cameraman Billy.
Last week, Zoe appeared on The One Show and revealed how she’ll be honouring Billy’s memory by taking part in a cycling challenge in the hope of raising awareness for those struggling with depression.
Insiders tell Closer how dadof-two Michael is keen to make the move from Kent to Brighton to live with Zoe full-time. A source adds, “Michael’s been an incredible comfort for Zoe and things are serious. She’s the happiest she’s been in months and credits him with pulling her out of a dark place.”
The star went public with Michael last week She’s found love after the tragic suicide of boyfriend Billy Yates
She split from Norman in 2016 after 18 years together