Ulrika Jonsson has revealed that she recently had sex for the first time in five years after the end of her marriage to ex Brian Monet.
The TV presenter, 52, prescribes in a column The sun, told how she met a man on social media with whom she became intimate and compared the experience with losing her virginity again.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star frankly admitted that she thought she would never have sex until two years ago and was afraid she would not remember how to have sex before she came to the act.
Candid: Ulrika Jonsson, 52, revealed that she recently had sex for the first time in five years after the end of her marriage to ex Brian Monet
Ulrika explained how her self-confidence had received a major blow in recent years and said that her self-esteem was ‘lower than that of a cake’.
She wrote: ‘In recent years I have felt so disgusted and rejected that the chances of having a physical experience again were small. I had become unintentionally celibate. “
Ulrika said her self-confidence was beaten by her lack of will or desire to have sex, as well as by taking on a small amount of weight and physical signs of aging.
The hope of the TV star, however, was restored after a date with a man with whom she felt a bond.
Fair; The former Celebrity Big Brother star frankly admitted that she thought she’d never had sex until two years ago (pictured with Brian in May 2013)
Ulrika said she was honest with him about her recent lack of sexual experience, and admitted it felt “unfaithful” to feel attracted to someone other than her ex-husband.
The former Gladiators host revealed that she was shocked when she experienced sexual arousal again, such as shutting down her body and someone who brought her back to life with a defibrillator.
She said, “I’m joking that it was like losing my virginity all over again – except this time I felt much more under control and considerably less scared.” This was not our first date, but the first time I met him I knew I was attracted to him. “
Ulrika and her new husband became intimate on their second date, with the Swedish star describing the experience as a “revelation.”
The presenter said she knew she had missed it intimately, but had not realized how much, and that intimacy is now inherent in her life.
Self-esteem: Ulrika’s self-confidence was beaten by her lack of desire to have sex, as well as the application of a small amount of weight and physical signs of aging (shown in January 2020)
Ulrika said she hopes her story will help other people struggle with a lack of intimacy or affection in their lives to find a way to reclaim it.
She said, “Now that I am rejuvenated and reminded of the importance of intimacy, I feel like I will never let it go again.”
It comes after Ulrika went hunting for love on Celebrity First Dates earlier last year with a man named Paul who was ‘a few years’ younger than she was.
After writing in the Daily Mail, the TV star said she had a great experience on the date.
She wrote: I am proud of myself that I am in the swing of the evening. Maybe it was because of the rum, but I soon managed to let go of all the fear and enjoy Paul’s company.
“I would never have been on a blind date so quickly if it hadn’t been for the show, and I’m grateful for the way it gave me an unexpected kick.
Hope: the hope of the TV star was restored after a date with a man with whom she felt a connection (shown in October 2019)
“I hope that every woman in a similar position will take courage from what I did. Getting yourself back on the market is a challenge, but as long as you don’t have ridiculously high expectations, dating can be a very positive experience. “
In addition to her experience on First Dates, Ulrika has also signed up for a dating app for people over 50.
Ulrika previously revealed that she and advertising man Brian only had sex once every eight years.
She said, “Almost two years ago, just before my 50th birthday, I remember thinking that maybe I should just accept that I would never have sex again.
“The reason I thought this was because I hadn’t had sex for four and a half years. And the time before that was four years earlier.
“I lived in a sexless marriage for almost ten years. It just didn’t feel right. It felt unnatural and as if part of my life was over. “
Truthful: Ulrika said she was honest with her husband about her recent lack of sexual experience
Despite having questioned her husband about how their relationship got to where she was, she felt she never got a response.
Ulrika wrote that going through the menopause at the same time she was struggling in her marriage “could not have made it.” [her] feeling worse ‘and hindering her self-confidence.
However, she wanted to emphasize that it was not the transition that ended her marriage.
The TV star said there was a great sexual chemistry between her and Brian when they first met and she’s still not sure why it disappeared as the years went by.
She said that Brian was an excellent stepfather for her three children and a loving father for their son Malcolm, ten.
Ulrika noted that the couple never had the best communication skills, and although she described herself as an “open book,” she thought Brian was the opposite.
The couple went to psychotherapy sessions where Ulrika felt that Brian lacked empathy.
Dating scene: it comes after Ulrika went hunting for love on Celebrity First Dates earlier last year with a man named Paul who was ‘a few years’ younger than she was
She added that they would remain co-parents of individual houses and hopes that they will reach a “greater point of neutrality” in the future.
During an appearance on Loose Women, Ulrika further opened up her confession to have sex with Brian only once every eight years.
“I was clearly deeply touched by it and, to be honest, I wondered if other people were experiencing similar things. Mine, I think, also in combination with going through the menopause and feeling different about my own body. “
When asked if they were both disinterested in sex, she admitted that it was certainly interested. “
“Of course my ex-husband is not here to defend himself. I tried very, very hard to raise the subject more and more, it worried me a lot.
‘We have worked very well as a couple and as parents and as a family I love it. It was 100% the reason that I wanted to keep getting married and continue. “
Help: Ulrika said she hopes her story will help other people struggle with a lack of intimacy or affection in their lives to find a way to reclaim it
From her Loose Women interview, Ulrika, “she didn’t know” what he would think about discussing their previous romance.
‘I do not know. I see him every day, we see each other every day. He really is a great guy, I am absolutely devastated by the end of the marriage.
“But for me everything about intimacy feels like a huge taboo. I would never dream of talking about it. But when I thought, no, this is really important. “
It was a tough time for the star to announce its heartbreaking break in April after 11 years of marriage.
Ulrika also recently went to Instagram to admit that her “eyes stung with tears” after she received the official letter confirming her divorce from her third husband.
She said: “Now that I am rejuvenated and reminded of the importance of intimacy, I feel like I will never let it go again”
Ulrika noted that her marriage was finally over after “having had a wonderful ceremony and spending 13 years together” – but added a touch of humor to her message as she joked that “she was free to get married again.”
Ulrika and Brian, who are believed to be 50, broke the knot in 2008 and share one son, Malcolm, 10. They started their relationship in 2006.
In 2014, Brian also adopted her daughter Bo, now 18, from the presenter’s relationship with German hotel manager Markus Kempen.
Ulrika has two other children, Cameron, 24, from her marriage to John Turnbull (1990-1995) and Martha, 14, from her association with Lance Gerrard-Wright, (2003-2005).
Relationship: Ulrika previously revealed that she and advertising man Brian only had sex once every eight years (shown in October 2019)