Celia Walden, Piers Morgan’s wife, has spoken out about the couple’s six-week marriage “sabbatical.”
Morgan and Walden announced earlier this year that they were taking a break after spending so much time together during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Walden told Lorraine anchor Christine Lampard on Thursday (1 September) how good the break has been for her and her husband.
“It was incredibly beneficial to both of us,” Walden added.
The Talk TV anchor acknowledged that she and Morgan “had no previous problems.”
“It wasn’t that that, but it’s been a lengthy pandemic,” Walden explained.
“I described it in the piece as like rebooting your computer, where sometimes it’s not that there’s anything in particular that’s wrong, but it grinds to a halt, and you reboot it and suddenly it comes back to life,” the British journalist said of the column in which she described the idea of this sabbatical.
“We were away for slightly over five weeks over the summer, and to be fair, it was work-related since Piers was interviewing serial killers, which he preferred to being married to me, and I was working in LA, so he was all over.”
“We did communicate, we didn’t have many phone calls, but we did message,” she added, “and I just found it so exciting when we saw one other again, it seemed like the early days of our marriage, or even dating, and I liked that.”
Walden did provide a warning to people who are having marital troubles not to try a sabbatical.
“If you have any problems with your marriage, don’t do it,” she said, adding, “it doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder if you’re in a risky situation for any reason.”
Morgan and Walden married in a private ceremony on June 24, 2010 in Swinbrook, Oxfordshire. Elise Pughe-Morgan, the couple’s first child, was born a year later and is now 11 years old.