Rachel Stevens moves house following split from husband Alex Bourne
The S Club 7 star announced her split in July 2022
star has revealed she's moved home following her split from her husband, Alex Bourne.
Stevens and Bourne were married for 13 years, but they had decided to break up.
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The couple share daughters Amelie, 11, and eight-year-old Minnie.
After six months, Stevens has now confirmed she has moved into a new place, taking to Instagram to thank fans for their support during the difficult time.
Next to a selfie in which she's seen smiling in a black jumper, she wrote: "Hey all. Hope you’re really well. What a week it’s been… sorry I’ve been MIA. I’ve just moved home today and I’m up to my ears in boxes and feeling such a mix of emotions.
"I’m so incredibly grateful for the love and support I have around me. Trusting the process and the magic of new beginnings."
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Under the post, her S Club 7 bandmates rallied around her, with Jo O'Meara messaging a string of love hearts.
Organiser influencer Nicola Lewis added: "Congratulations on your new home Rachel. Fresh beginnings always feel a bit weird at first but in a strange way, it does work itself out to be right. Get the tunes on whilst unpacking! It always helps xxxx"
Other fans shared their support as well, with one writing: "Bless your heart. I hope this new beginning brings hope and healing. Sending virtual hugs."
Stevens and Bourne first met when they were teenagers, with Stevens explaining they dated for four weeks when they were 12 before breaking up.
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Speaking on on Roxie Nafousi's podcast, she joked that was "a really long time back then", and while they dated on and off throughout their teens, fate had them cross paths again years later.
"We then went on dates again when we were like 16 and then again when we were 18 and then we parted ways, you know, obviously I went off and did my thing he went off and did his thing," she explained.
"Years and years later, I was in Selfridges randomly and he walked in and we bumped into each other."
The couple married in 2009 at London's Claridge's Hotel, with all of Stevens' band mates present for the nuptials.
Announcing their split in July 2020, Stevens posted on Instagram Stories: "I just wanted to share with you all that after time and consideration the difficult decision has been made for Alex and I to separate.
"While we are no longer partners in marriage, we will remain partners in parenthood to our beautiful girls and continue with love and respect for each other.
"I feel so incredibly grateful for the life we built together and will now continue to be focused on moving forward united as a family."
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