Sarah Beeny appeared at peace with her husband Graham Swift on Friday as she underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
The 51-year-old TV presenter previously revealed in a candid new interview that her marriage is “hanging by its nails” following her battle with breast cancer.
In April 2023, she was given the all-clear and in June she released her documentary Sarah Beeny vs. Cancer, which details her cancer story including her double mastectomy.
This week Sarah underwent another operation after testing positive for the PALB2 gene mutation and shared a photo of herself and Graham hugging outside the hospital.
She gave her fans an update on Instagram, writing: “Turns out a minor day surgery to remove my ovaries and fallopian tubes is the final check box after I tested positive for the PALB2 gene mutation.”
Support: Sarah Beeny, 51, appeared with her husband Graham Swift, 50, as she underwent surgery on Friday
She added: “It’s not quite the walk in the park I was expecting and I’m not feeling quite as cheerful as I did when G dumped me this morning… x”
The gene called PALB2, which was only discovered in 2006, increases the risk of breast cancer when mutated, like the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Earlier this week, Sarah has reflected on her relationship with artist Graham, who took a break from his lucrative art career to work on renovating their former dairy farm, and said they both admitted they stayed together because of their teenage children.
They share four children, sons Billy (18), Charlie (16), Rafferty (14) and Laurie (12).
Talk about the The Mid.Point Podcast With Gabby Logan, Sarah admitted: “We’re holding on by our fingernails.” I mean, it’s not easy, is it?
“Graham always said, ‘The day we have to work on our marriage, I will leave.’ And I thought, ‘Really?’ But I think, to be honest, he had to work on it.”
The star then admitted: “I’ve been acting particularly terribly because, to be honest, I’ve been a bit terrible at times over the last few years.”
“I was particularly terrible and he said, ‘You know the thing is Sarah, you’re not ready to go and have your kids half the time and neither am I, so we’re going to stay together.’
This week Sarah underwent another operation after testing positive for the PALB2 gene mutation and shared a photo of herself and Graham hugging outside the hospital
Tough: The 51-year-old TV presenter previously revealed in a candid new interview that her marriage is “hanging by its nails” after her battle with breast cancer.
Hospital: Giving her fans an update, she wrote, “After testing positive for PALB2 gene mutation, it turns out a minor day surgery to remove my ovaries and fallopian tubes is the final tick of the box.”
“And we’ll stay together happily or unhappily, so what would you want?” And I thought, Oh, that’s pretty bleak, isn’t it?
“He said, ‘You want to be happy or unhappy, because either way we’re still going to live together,’ so I thought, ‘Okay, then we’re going to be happy, right?’ He said, “What a good idea.”
“Maybe you should be a little nicer?” I thought, “Yes, I will.” So logical, right?’