We were gutted to hear that Myleene Klass and Graham Quinn had split after six months of marriage. And with rumours circulating that his walk out on Myleene was completely out of the blue AND happened on her 34th birthday, our hearts went out to her.
Break-ups are bad enough without being in the spotlight, but it could be about to get a lot worse for Myleene. Because in the news today, it’s rumoured that both of them will still attend the celeb wedding of the year when JLS's Marvin and The Saturday's Rochelle Wiseman tie the knot. This has the potential to be AWK-ward. An emotional event, the man who’d broke your heart, and booze? Here are Cosmo’s top tips to survive meeting the ex.
Do keep your cool
You spot him. Your heart starts pounding and you feel sick, achy, and horrible. But instead of the impending breakdown, take a deep breath, smile, and say hello. Repeat after us: Totally.on.top.of.this.
Don’t get too pissed
Seriously. You might be feeling cool about him right now, but after six glasses of fizz, it has the potential to go wrong. Fast. You don’t want your feelings to get amplified, so unless you’re the type of drunk who’s shy and retiring (*cough* really?), then step away from that wine glass. Dignity is the name of the game.
Do keep it short but sweet
There’s no need to have long D&Ms with him – keep it brief. Yeah, you’re doing well, obvs, but you don’t need to shove, “Oh My God, I’m fabulous!” in his face. Be nice, but not overkeen. Plus, sticking to a brief convo counts as damage limitation – it’s far less likely you’ll say something you regret.
Don’t bring up the past...
...Especially if you’re in a social situation – it’s not the time or the place. And it’s just going to make it awkward for everyone else. So no, “Why didn’t you call?” or “If only you’d said X.”
Do look amazing
If you know he’s going to be at an event you’re going to, it’s definitely OK to make sure you look ah-maz-ing. Show him what he’s missing!
Don’t look back
Take off the rose-tinted glasses and make a list of all acts of douche-baggery in your head. Remember this relationship didn’t work for a reason.