ZOË’S ANGER AS NORMAN DATES HER BEST FRIEND
They weren’t exactly a conventional couple – or conventional exes – but this is next level. Last week, it was revealed that Norman Cook is dating his ex-wife Zoë Ball’s close friend Nicola Lokko. And – if you need any extra weird in all this – the former couple apparently used to double date with Nic and her ex. Zoë, 47, is said to be “reeling”, even though she’s now living far away from Norman, and has since found love herself with construction firm boss Michael Reed. The It Takes Two host, who divorced the DJ, 55, in 2016, after 18 years together, had – until recently – lived in Brighton, just two doors down from her ex. She’s since moved to Ditchling, Sussex, embracing country life with their kids, Woody, 17, and Nelly, eight, a year after the tragic death of her former boyfriend Billy Yates.
Nicola, 41, is the owner of fashion brand All About Me, and was previously in a relationship with actor Mark Williams, 59, (aka Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter).
Norman and Zoë married in 1999, and broke up for three months in 2003, when she cheated with his friend, DJ Dan Peppe. When they split for good, they announced, “We have come to the end of our rainbow,” and have since remained close – but whether they’ll now stay the friendliest of exes remains to be seen.