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Trisha Goddard has found Mr Right at 61 after THREE divorces… and now ‘gets what sex is all about’

Trisha Goddard has found love – and great sex – at 61.

The chat show host has revealed that, following a string of romantic disappointments, she was ready to give up – until she met her mystery new beau last year. 

‘Thankfully that man did arrive, a month before my 60th birthday,’ she writes in Monday’s The Sun. ‘Now I get what sex is all about, 44 years after I lost my virginity in the fumbling, blink-and-it-was-over way.’

'I won’t tell you his real name but I call him #Boo': Trisha Goddard has found love - and great sex - at 61

‘I won’t tell you his real name but I call him #Boo’: Trisha Goddard has found love – and great sex – at 61

Trisha – who has been married three times and is the mother to Billie, 29, and Madison Greive, 26 – went on to say of her new man: ‘I was experiencing actual love. When I was asked about my new man by Lorraine Kelly on her show, I started giggling like a teenager. 

‘I won’t tell you his real name but I call him #Boo, and since meeting him I know what really makes a man sexy. It is not just looks. Sexy is a man who doesn’t need me to make less of myself to make himself look “manly”. He looks straight into my eyes and loves that I work.’

Last month, Trisha – who is based in the US – returned to ITV to appear on Good Morning Britain, where she defended her eldest daughter, admitting she has ‘been through quite a lot’ as she discussed her child’s 16-year battle with drink and drugs.

Pictured: Trisha and third husband Peter Gianfrancesco are pictured in 2002. They divorced in 2918

Pictured: Trisha and third husband Peter Gianfrancesco are pictured in 2002. They divorced in 2918

Painful truth: Trisha's first husband Robert Nestdale later revealed he was gay

Painful truth: Trisha’s first husband Robert Nestdale later revealed he was gay

The real deal? 'Thankfully that man did arrive, a month before my 60th birthday,' she writes in Monday's The Sun . 'Now I get what sex is all about, 44 years after I lost my virginity in the fumbling, blink-and-it-was-over way'

The real deal? ‘Thankfully that man did arrive, a month before my 60th birthday,’ she writes in Monday’s The Sun . ‘Now I get what sex is all about, 44 years after I lost my virginity in the fumbling, blink-and-it-was-over way’

The television host, 61, appeared alongside Billie to discuss her daughter’s struggles with addiction and suicidal thoughts.

PR manager Billie had said earlier this month that she believed her addiction may have stemmed from first drinking on a Caribbean holiday when she was 12.

Trisha, who joined Billie on the show from via video link from her home in Connecticut, revealed a little background information on her daughter.

She said: ‘Billie and I have been through quite a lot, we’ve dealt with things, a lot of things that weren’t dealt with.

‘I was the provider, I was bringing home the bacon but I was also doing all the shopping, the cooking and the dog walking. You’ve got to pay a mortgage, I was the mortgage payer.’

'She's been through a lot': Trisha Goddard defended eldest daughter Billie Dee Gianfrancesco on GMB on Tuesday as she detailed her child's 16-year battle with drink and drugs

‘She’s been through a lot’: Trisha Goddard defended eldest daughter Billie Dee Gianfrancesco on GMB on Tuesday as she detailed her child’s 16-year battle with drink and drugs

Frank: The television host, 61, appeared on Good Morning Britain alongside Billie Dee, 29, to discuss her daughter's struggles with addiction and suicidal thoughts

Frank: The television host, 61, appeared on Good Morning Britain alongside Billie Dee, 29, to discuss her daughter’s struggles with addiction and suicidal thoughts

She said: 'Billie and I have been through quite a lot, we've dealt with things, but a lot of things weren't dealt with'

She said: ‘Billie and I have been through quite a lot, we’ve dealt with things, but a lot of things weren’t dealt with’

She said: ‘I knew bits and pieces of what was going on but you never know the whole picture. 

‘As Billie said one thing we lived in the middle of nowhere so there was a lot of boredom, and the other thing is that she wanted to hide it from me.’

Trisha – who has struggled with addiction herself – went on to confess how ‘proud’ she is of her eldest daughter, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and PTSD after seeking help.

She said: ‘I’ve always been proud of Billie and how she’s confronted her demons. I’m proud of how she’s reached out for help’.

Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Billie said she doesn’t ‘think anyone was to blame’ for her struggles with addiction – but confessed she wishes her mother ‘was around more’.

She said: ‘I don’t think anyone is to blame, it’s something that can happen to anyone.

‘As I said my mum gave us an incredible life, but I do wish she was around more. I was the one who made those decisions, I was the one who chose to drink and take drugs. I don’t think anyone can be blamed for that’. 

Billie also confessed she felt ‘very lonely’ as a child living in ‘the middle of the countryside’.

Support: Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Billie said she doesn't 'think anyone was to blame' for her struggles with addiction - but said she wishes her mother 'was around more'

Support: Speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Billie said she doesn’t ‘think anyone was to blame’ for her struggles with addiction – but said she wishes her mother ‘was around more’

Billie said: 'My mum gave us an incredible life, but I do wish she was around more...But I was the one who made those decisions, I chose to drink and take drugs' (Pictured L-R: Trisha, Maddison and Billie)

Billie said: ‘My mum gave us an incredible life, but I do wish she was around more…But I was the one who made those decisions, I chose to drink and take drugs’ (Pictured L-R: Trisha, Maddison and Billie)

She said: ‘I was very lonely. We lived in the middle of the countryside, I felt quite isolated and I think that boredom contributed to the drug and alcohol use.

‘It’s something that you glorify as a teenager and especially when I went to university. My lifestyle wasn’t that different from the other students.’

Billie then revealed how she reached a ‘low point’ and considered taking her life on numerous occasions.

She said: ‘I have struggled with suicidal ideation, [which means thinking about or planning suicide], and suicidal thoughts intermittently throughout my teens and adult life.’ 

Lonely: Billie also confessed she felt 'very lonely' as a child living in 'the middle of the countryside' (Pictured with Maddison and mother Trisha in the 1990s)

Lonely: Billie also confessed she felt ‘very lonely’ as a child living in ‘the middle of the countryside’ (Pictured with Maddison and mother Trisha in the 1990s)

Billie confessed earlier this month that she first drank alcohol during a family holiday to the Caribbean at the age of 12.

Four years before she had her first taste of alcohol, the family had moved back to the UK from Australia following Trisha’s split from Billie’s father Mark Grieve.

She attended the Langley School in Norfolk while her mother’s TV ratings were going through the roof, with over a million viewers tuning in to watch her confessional talk show.

But as she started to go off the rails she began sleeping around and had had 20 sexual partners – men and women – by the time she was 18.

Billie then started ‘glugging’ spirits whenever she felt sad and got hooked to prescription painkillers after her mother gave them to her for period pain. 

In her later years she binged on wine, MDMA, cocaine and cannabis, while racking up £25,000 in payday loan debt.

After years of struggle she finally sought help last year and has been in drug and alcohol recovery since July. 

Addiction: Billie confessed earlier this month that she started to go off the rails and began sleeping around and had 20 sexual partners - men and women - by the time she was 18

Addiction: Billie confessed earlier this month that she started to go off the rails and began sleeping around and had 20 sexual partners – men and women – by the time she was 18

Hooked: Billie then started 'glugging' spirits whenever she felt sad and got hooked to prescription painkillers after her mother gave them to her for period pain

Hooked: Billie then started ‘glugging’ spirits whenever she felt sad and got hooked to prescription painkillers after her mother gave them to her for period pain

She told the Mirror: ‘I think [my mother is] proud of me but feels guilty, as when I needed her she was off solving everyone else’s problems. She wasn’t present enough to help me deal with mine.’

Trisha has since admitted she is ‘immensely proud of both of her daughters,’ but wishes she could have done more to help Billie.

The presenter had to cope with her own problems, with her other daughter, Billie’s sister Maddison being rushed to intensive care, Billie’s father Mark being unfaithful and losing her mother.

She suffered her own mental health battle and was admitted to a psychiatric facility where she recalls being on ‘suicide watch’.

Billie has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

She has been in therapy for the past three years, and in drug and alcohol recovery since July 2018. 

For confidential support 24/7 365 days a year, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Proud: Trisha has admitted she is 'immensely proud of both of her daughters,' but wishes she could have done more to help Billie

Proud: Trisha has admitted she is ‘immensely proud of both of her daughters,’ but wishes she could have done more to help Billie

Daily Mail UK

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