Cruise star Jane McDonald, 57, married her manager Henrik Brixen in 1998, but it wasn’t intended.The singer revealed the real reason they never had children because their relationship, she admitted, was “lonely” had become

Jane is now happily in love with teenage sweetheart Eddie Rothe, a former drummer for 1960s band The Searchers, and took a trip back in time as she featured in her 2019 autobiography, Riding The Waves: My Story looked back at her life

She recalled talking to Henrik about her family’s growth and found that there was “no place” for children in his future plans to take her career to the next level

“Henrik and I once talked about having children, but there was no room for babies in his plans for me,” she wrote

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The couple met when he was working as a plumbing engineer on a ship and when sparks started flying he took on the role of their manager after they got married in the late 90s

“Your manager is your boss and tells you what to do, what to wear and who to be, so our relationship has changed,” wrote Jane

“I loved him dearly but felt like he had stopped seeing me as a woman I became a product”

“I finally came to the devastating conclusion that I really had nothing left. I said to Henrik,” I’m going to fire you as my manager ‘”

And while many may believe that this would have created a rift between the two, Jane, whose new show Christmas Cruising kicks off tonight, stated that he always put her first regardless of his own ambitions

But it was expensive for their marriage when the two separated after five years in 2003

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Speaking to The Mirror, the performer insisted it was consensual as he walked away from their marriage to “save their career”

“Henrik did his best and he was brilliant at what he did, but he didn’t know the industry,” she admitted

“We got to the point where Henrik had made some enemies and he said, ‘If I don’t leave you, you’ll never make a career’

“And that’s why I never speak of Henrik in a bad light because he was the one who stepped out of marriage to save my career”

Touched the decision not to have children in 2013, the TV personality found she couldn’t have the successful career she looked forward to while enjoying family life

Jane made a name for herself when she serenaded vacationers on the high seas with her incredible voice

“It was an easy decision for me not to have kids because I knew I couldn’t do both,” she told Echo News at the time

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