She has previously discussed having sex only one time with ex-husband Brian Monet during eight years.
And discussing the shock admission further as she appeared on the Tuesday instalment of Loose Women, Ulrika Jonsson, 52, confessed that the situation escalated to the point that she feared she would 'die without being intimate again.'
The presenter, who finalised her divorce from her third husband in June, also revealed she only tried to 'instigate' intimacy 'few times because she couldn't bear the rejection.'
'Feared I would die without being intimate': Speaking on Loose Women on Tuesday, Ulrika Jonsson, 52, confessed that the situation in her former marriage escalated
Speaking to the panel, Ulrika explained her previous confession that she only had sex with Brian once during eight years
'I was obviously profoundly affected by it and, to be quite honest, wondered if there was other people going through similar things. Mine, I guess, also coupled with going through the menopause and feeling different about my own body.'
When asked if they were both disinterested in sex, she admitted that was certainly interested.'
'Obviously my ex-husband is not here to defend himself. I tried very, very hard at increasingly regular intervals to bring the subject up, it was of great concern to me.
'We worked really well as a couple and as parents and as a family, I think it was amazing. It was 100% the reason I wanted to stay in the marriage and keep going.'
The presenter, who finalised her divorce from her third husband Brian Monet in June, also revealed she only tried to 'instigate' intimacy 'few times because she couldn't bear the rejection'
Candid: When asked if they were both disinterested in sex, she admitted that was certainly interested'
However, the former Gladiators presenter detailed her concerns about being knocked back.
'I probably only instigated it a few times because I couldn’t bear the rejection. When you sort of hope that something might happen, it could just be that those signals weren’t picked up on – maybe I wasn’t crazy raunchy enough or whatever it is – for me it genuinely wasn’t about sex, it was about intimacy.'
Ulrika explained she also tried to instigate conversation as to why he didn't want to be intimate: 'No, I don’t know [what his reasoning was].
'For me that genuinely feels like I don’t know whether he didn’t want to tell me, I don’t know, he might have gone off me, or whether he didn’t know himself. I genuinely don’t know. I definitely haven’t had an answer on that.
'The fleeting thought that you mentioned that I thought about asking my husband for an affair, I had that mad thought in absolute desperation.
When asked directly if she did go ahead and look into the possibility of an affair, Ulrika expressed: 'No, I didn’t feel that. That sounds really