Monique Wright puts on a brave face as she returns to co-host Weekend Sunrise… just two days after announcing her shock split from husband Tim Scanlan
It was confirmed on Thursday that Monique Wright has split from her partner of 13 years, Tim Scanlan.
But it was business as usual for the Weekend Sunrise host on Saturday, as the 48-year-old returned to work alongside her co-host Matt Doran.
Monique put on a brave face as she cheerfully reported on the weeks’ events, smiling and chatting to her co-host yet making no reference to her marriage’s demise.
Business as usual: Monique Wright put on a brave face as she hosted Weekend Sunrise on Saturday, days after it was confirmed that she’s split from her husband Tim Scanlan. Pictured alongside co-host Matt Doran
The notoriously private Seven anchor looked incredible in a show-stopping black blazer, which she teamed with a pair of statement earrings.
She wore a beige eyeshadow and lashings of mascara to emphasise her striking features, and wore her hair in a sleek straight style.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Thursday, a representative for Monique confirmed the pair had been broken up for quite some time.
Over: Monique and Tim agreed to separate ‘a very long time ago’, a representative confirmed. Pictured: Tim on Friday
What heartache? The notoriously private Seven anchor looked incredible in a show-stopping black blazer, which she teamed with a pair of statement earrings
‘Monique and Tim agreed to separate a very long time ago and have continued to bring up their three beautiful children together,’ the statement read.
‘They have always been extremely private people and remain that way. They are completely committed to their children, and ask for privacy and respect as there are three young children involved.’
The publication first noticed Monique hadn’t been wearing her wedding ring in recent broadcasts of the show.
Monique and Tim began dating after meeting in 2008, and married just a year later.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph in April 2015, Monique revealed she was stunned to discover she was pregnant with her third child at 42.
Now you see it: The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential first noticed Monique hadn’t been wearing her wedding ring in recent broadcasts of the show
‘It was the last thing that we expected. It was completely unplanned but we are absolutely thrilled,’ she said at the time.
Monique said she hoped her surprise pregnancy would give ‘hope’ to women who may be struggling with fertility issues.
‘I didn’t meet Tim until I was well into my 30s and now I’m 41, and now we are two-and-a-quarter kids later,’ she said at the time.
Monique first joined Channel Seven as a reporter in 1996, before replacing Grant Denyer as the weather presenter on Sunrise.
In February 2014, she was announced as co-host of Weekend Sunrise after previously filling in for former host Samantha Armytage.
In good company: In February 2014, she was announced as co-host of Weekend Sunrise after previously filling in for former host Samantha Armytage (second left). Pictured with Natalie Barr (second right) and Kylie Gillies (far right)