Joseph star Lee Mead breaks his silence on his split from Denise Van Outen

Ever since he split from Denise Van Outen last July, Lee Mead, 32, has kept 
a dignified silence about his estranged wife and the mother of his four-year-old daughter Betsy.

But opening up for the first time exclusively to Now, a softly spoken Lee reveals that despite a ‘painful’ and ‘sad’ break-up, he still cares for Denise and isn’t ready to date again.

Instead he’s focusing all his energy on Betsy, revealing that he and Denise, 40 – along with their parents – will be taking their ‘cheeky’ girl on a birthday trip to Legoland this month. 

‘It’s been a painful and hard few months for us both,’ Lee tells us.

‘I can’t speak for Denise too much but we still care about each other a lot. And just because you’re no longer together as a couple it doesn’t mean you don’t care about this amazing little person you’ve got.

‘It is really sad but I think the main focus is making sure Betsy is secure and loved – which she is. Ultimately it’s about her feeling happy and safe and both Mummy and Daddy love her to bits.’

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