Piers Morgan’s wife Celia Walden has credited a “marriage sabbatical” with rekindling their relationship.
The couple, who celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary in June, spent five weeks apart, where their only communication was via text, in a bid to reboot their marriage.
On Thursday’s episode of Lorraine, Celia, 46, revealed that the split had “worked wonders for their relationship” and that it “felt like the early days of marriage” when they finally got back together.
Taking some time off: Piers Morgan’s wife Celia Walden has credited a ‘marriage sabbatical’ for reviving their relationship (pictured in 2021)
Speaking to deputy presenter Christine Lampard while showing up remotely from France, Celia revealed they spent more than a month apart while Piers, 57, worked on a serial killer documentary and she was based in Los Angeles.
“It was very good for both of us,” she explained. “We didn’t have any problems before, it wasn’t anything like that, but it’s been a long pandemic, hasn’t it.”
She revealed how she felt when they got back together, saying: “I just found it so exciting when we met again, it felt like the early days of our marriage or even the early days of dating and I loved that.
Catching up: Speaking to Christine Lampard on Thursday’s episode of Lorraine, Celia, 46, revealed the break had ‘worked wonders for their relationship’.
However, she warned: “If you have any problems with your marriage, don’t do it.
“It’s not always heart-pounding when you’re in a dangerous place for some reason.”
When asked if she was planning another marriage sabbatical in the future, Celia mused, “Probably a good moment to have – Christmas is always a bit of a nightmare, isn’t it?
“After Christmas and into January, no one wants to be around their family. So I think maybe by February I’ll be ready for another one. This time maybe only a fortnight or even a week.«
Celia revealed her only concern before the marital sabbatical was looking after her 10-year-old daughter Elise.
Piers also has three children from his previous marriage to Marion Shalloe, sons Spencer, 29, Stanley, 25, and Albert, 22.
Celia explained: “Well, my daughter stayed with me because I don’t think I can be apart from her for that long. Piers was fine but she wasn’t and I think that worked out very well.
She added, “I wouldn’t forcibly take a child from her father, but it was a work necessity and she spoke to him a lot more than I did.”
Dad in love: Celia revealed her only concern about going on marital sabbatical was looking after her 10-year-old daughter Elise
Last month, Celia described her “marriage sabbatical” in her column for The Telegraph, as she urged “every married couple who’s been through three lockdowns” to follow her example.
She compared their union to restarting a computer, noting, “There was nothing wrong. We didn’t have any disturbances. It’s not like the little rainbow wheel known as Satan’s Beach Ball started spinning in my head every time he spoke (though I can’t speak for him).
“But considering how unnatural it was to spend every waking hour in the company of your significant other for all those long months, it’s a miracle that any couple – married or not – survived unscathed.”
Celia warned, “If you have any problems with your marriage, don’t do it. It doesn’t always get the heart pumping when you’re in a dangerous place for whatever reason.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain in 2020, Piers previously spoke about how he’s spiced up the couple’s sex life after they got stuck in a dead end during lockdown.
The hilarity began when Susanna Reid referenced an article by Celia in which she joked that she was fed up with him, and then her husband offered suggestions on how to make things more exciting.
Susanna began by saying, “By the way, your beautiful wife spoke of your…”
Piers then jumped in by confirming, “RPG? Yes,” continued Susanna, “May I just say this is not a private conversation – this is a national newspaper column in The Telegraph this morning!”
Explaining things in more detail, Piers said, “You know, if you’re stuck inside… So out of nowhere, my wife decided to tell this story.
“When you’re with the same person all year and you have nowhere to go or anything to do, it gets a little boring… So I suggested dinner together.”
In the article, Celia then suggested that they go to dinner together as different people and pretend they don’t know each other.
Celia said in her column: “Of course there would have to be rules, wedding rings would fall off and we were only allowed to meet in the diner pub.
‘We could do the whole thing. ‘Is this seat occupied?’ and I was already planning roles, outfits, and lame first date topics when my husband forwarded this exchange.
Susanna winced as Piers elaborated: “My wife asked me if I had any fantasies and I said I only had one. We act like we’re total strangers and we’ve never met.”
Planning: When asked if she would be planning another marriage sabbatical in the future, Celia mused, “Probably a good moment to have — Christmas is always a bit of a nightmare, isn’t it?”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11168681/Piers-Morgans-wife-Celia-Walden-credits-five-week-marriage-sabbatical-reviving-relationship.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Piers Morgan’s wife Celia Walden credits the five-week “marriage sabbatical” to rekindling the relationship