The devastated wife of former rugby star Danny Cipriani has declared her impending divorce ‘one of the worst times of my life’.
Victoria Rose Cipriani, 42, who revealed she had split from her former rugby pro husband after discovering text messages on his phone, said she would be taking a break from social media.
But she told her 11,000 Instagram followers: “I want to take a moment to express my vulnerability. The media coverage surrounding me has been overwhelming, and I want to be transparent and admit that I never wanted this attention.
“Writing online about one of the worst times of my life, especially in an Instagram caption, is not something I really want to do. The experience of being ridiculed was heartbreaking to read, but I understand that this is the reality of the world I find myself in.”
Ny Breaking revealed she met with a divorce lawyer yesterday and both she and her husband accept their two-and-a-half year marriage is over.
The devastated wife of former rugby star Danny Cipriani (pictured) has declared her impending divorce ‘one of the worst times of my life’
Victoria, 42, who has two children from another relationship, said she would be taking a break from social media
It followed claims she discovered text messages on his mobile phone, which led to a series of arguments and the split.
She added: ‘As I approach the age of 43, I think about my decisions all my life and I have to take full responsibility for them. Right now I’m in a lot of pain.
“If I have ever wronged any of you in any way, I sincerely apologize. Life is a learning journey, and I navigated through it, trying to understand what it means to be a human with emotions.
‘If you have ever felt my love, you know how deeply my heart is connected to the power of love itself. I strive to be a good person, and I continue to remind myself of this truth during this incredibly vulnerable time.
‘I need to step away from social media and give myself space to heal, recuperate and reconnect with my true self.
‘During this period of reflection, I will focus on healing and rediscovering who I am. The hurtful experiences I have gone through have reminded me of the importance of self-care.
“Love has always been a guiding light in my life, and I believe it is the answer to many of our problems. I hope that in due time I will emerge stronger and wiser.
“As I take this break from social media, remember that love is always the answer..”
Victoria posted a photo of a Banksy-print T-shirt alongside the lengthy caption
But she told her 11,000 Instagram followers: “I want to take a moment to express my vulnerability. The media coverage around me has been overwhelming, and I want to be transparent and admit that I never wanted this attention.”
Sources told Ny Breaking that she told her inner circle that she needed “time and space to think and get my power back.”
She said she entered into a marriage believing it would last a lifetime, and the breakup left her devastated.
Victoria and her husband announced the end of their marriage earlier this week.
She married the former England rugby great in April 2021, but the couple split a fortnight ago and have jointly acknowledged that their marriage has come to an end.
Their marriage had entered a storm after she discovered messages on his phone, causing a series of arguments.
A friend of the couple told MailOnline: ‘It’s quite devastating for both of them, and that’s putting it mildly.
‘Both are heartbroken and want to keep everything surrounding the divorce as private as possible.
‘But a group of us met Victoria last week to give her lots of hugs. She was inconsolable and said her heart was in pieces.
‘She cried a lot and said that when she married Danny she believed it would be forever. She said she hoped he would be okay too.”
Danny released a statement about the split yesterday, telling his 221,000 Instagram followers that he “wished only the best” for his ex.
But in a gaffe he claimed they split after four years of marriage – even though their wedding day was two years ago.
He shared, “Victoria and I sat down this weekend and agreed to separate after four years of marriage.
“While we have had some wonderful times together, we have also recognized that we are on a different journey and while this is sad news, it is also a new chapter for both of us to pursue our own happiness. I wish only the best for Victoria and her children.”
But Victoria immediately hit back, telling her 11,000 Instagram followers: ‘I’m not sure why Daniel needs to tell Instagram about his relationship status. I don’t want an invasion. May I ask for some privacy as I navigate this vulnerable time?”
On Sunday, she posted a video to her Instagram Stories of an old woman dancing on a beach with a bird on her head, alongside the caption “I’m in the middle of another existential crisis.”
The couple started dating in June 2020 and Danny proposed to mum-of-two Victoria weeks after they first met.
Victoria last shared a photo with Danny in October when she wrote a cryptic caption about life “with its ups and downs.”
Danny Cipriani and Victoria Rose pictured together in September after a BBC Breakfast interview discussing Danny’s new book, Who Am I?, in which he detailed his sex life
Victoria shared a cryptic Instagram post in her last post with Danny in October – a month later the couple announced their marriage was over
It has been suggested that the more lurid aspects of Danny Cipriani’s autobiography played a role in the breakdown of the couple’s relationship.
She shared, “I’ve been feeling a little tense lately, but I wanted to take a moment to share with you that I’m okay. Life has its ups and downs, and right now I welcome this as a time of growth and learning. Every challenge and obstacle that comes my way is just another lesson in disguise, guiding me to become a better version of myself.
“In the midst of all this, I am reminded of the importance of gratitude. So here is a list of things I am incredibly grateful for: 1. My family is always there for me. 2. My wonderful friends who bring joy and laughter into my life. 3. The roof over my head offers me comfort and security. 4. Good health, which allows me to pursue my dreams and passions.’
She continued, “5. The beauty of nature never fails to inspire and awe me. 6. The opportunities that come my way help me grow. 7. The simple pleasures in life that put a smile on my face. 8. Lessons I have learned from both successes and failures that have made me a stronger individual.
‘9. The acts of kindness I have received remind me of the goodness in people’s hearts. 10. The unique strengths and talents I possess that allow me to make a difference.
‘Amidst the chaos and challenges, there is always something to be grateful for. What are you grateful for today?’
The couple’s friend added: ‘This has come as a shock to all of us, her family and friends.
‘They were so in love. All you have to do is look at Danny’s book and the tribute you paid her.
‘He said she was the ‘most beautiful and special woman’ he had ever met and that ‘God certainly took the time for her.’
“Their friends like me just wonder how such a special love can die so quickly? We are all completely shocked.”