Who is Linda Robson's estranged husband Mark Dunford? A look at the window ... trends now
Linda Robson officially confirmed her split from Mark Dunford this week following 33 years of marriage.
The Loose Women star, 65, shared the news to Woman magazine this week as she admitted 'enough is enough'.
The ex-couple share children Louis, 31, and Roberta, 27, and faced testing times in the latest years, leading them to the brink of divorce already in 2017.
While they overcame their past hurdles, the latest marital woes proved to be too much and they have called it a day.
Now, MailOnline reveals what you need to know about Mark Dunford.
Parting ways: Linda Robson, 65, has officially confirmed her split from Mark Dunford, 63, following 33 years of marriage
Tough: The ex-couple share children Louis, 31, and Roberta, 27, and faced testing times in the latest years (pictured at their wedding in 1990 with Pauline Quirke, right)
Mark spent much of his life working as a window cleaner and now owns his own company in the business.How did Linda Robson and Mark Dunford meet?
As youngsters, Linda and Mark near each other in Islington - where Linda has lived her whole life - and their parents were friends.
Speaking on Loose Women in 2017, Linda revealed she used to babysit Mark when they were kids, as they knew each other from a really young age.
As she discussed the role of fate in her life, the Bird Of A Feather star explained he was just a child at the time, and therefore there was no chemistry yet.
‘I used to babysit for Mark – he was a couple of years younger than me,’ she recalled.
‘He was just two and a half years younger than me! I was 16 and he was 13 and a half, and he was a bit of a pain in the butt, to be honest. And we lived in the street next to each other.’
The star firmly believed it was fate which brought Mark to her - after she and her three-year-old bumped into him while walking in a local park years later.
During the unexpected encounter, Linda revealed her daughter asked Mark if he could give them a lift home.
‘And then he gives us a lift home and then he asked me out on a date. So that was fate that day because I’d known him all my life and I’d never seen him in that way before,' she added.
After that, Mark asked Linda out but she revealed she wasn't sure if that was a proper date or not, and the duo went to a local Italian restaurant.
How they met: Linda and Mark near each other in Islington - where Linda has lived her whole life - and Linda used to babysit him (pictured in 2015)
Linda and Mark - who married in 1990 - live together in London but it was claimed recently that they have been having relationship difficulties.
She confirmed the split this week, telling Woman magazine: 'He's a really good dad and we had some good years, but enough is enough.
'I've got my family and my kids around me. And I'm going on a cruise with Lesley Joseph in November. I'm keeping busy. I feel fine. I'm just going away on trips all the time.
'I'm not interested [in dating] honestly. I can't be a***d with all that.'
The TV personality previously revealed their troubles started when children Lauren and Louis were each subjected to traumatic events, which deeply tested their marriage.
Things became testing when Lauren was diagnosed with bulimia and Louis with PTSD after he witnessed the murder of his friend.
'People always said [Lauren] looked like Kate Moss,' she said, first speaking of her daughter's ordeal. 'We went to the agency and they took loads of photographs but somebody said to her, "You need to lose a little bit of weight".
'I replied, "No, she doesn’t" and we