Denise Van Outen’s cheating ex Eddie Boxshall brutally mocked the star’s detective skills after she discovered his infidelity.
The 47-year-old TV star dumped the former commodities trader in January after his affairs came to light, when she found out he’d been messaging other women for months behind her back.
The couple, who appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox together, canceled their wedding plans and split after seven years together once Denise made the discovery.
Denise detailed Eddie’s affairs in her new book, A Bit Of Me: From Basildon To Broadway And Back, as she revealed he had stolen her phone to block a woman he had been sexting.
As reported in The Mirror, she has spoken publicly about how her romance with Eddie came to an abrupt end, but he’s fired back at her claims with cryptic posts on social media.
On Sunday, he alluded to Denise’s detective skills, and said he was “defending himself” by attempting to clear up any untruths.
Sharing a black-and-white picture of the inept Pink Panther detective Inspector Clouseau, Eddie wrote: “Inspector Clouseau………. The 2nd worst detective in the world!!! [sic] #2sides #holdinghandsup #butdefendingmyself #keepprivatelifeprivate #nolongerbeingcontrolled.”
The 48-year-old’s caption led many of his followers to speculate he had aimed the vicious caption at ex Denise, and when one of his fans left a comment regarding her book, Eddie wasted no time in seemingly accusing her of cashing in on their split.
“Someone selling a book,” they asked, prompting him to reply with a book and a bag of money emoji.
“Don’t listen to the noise. No one buys it, especially when someone’s driven to sell books,” another wrote, with Eddie leaving a prayer emoji in response.
Denise said she was devastated upon discovering the truth about Eddie’s affairs, including his efforts to conceal his infidelities.
She said there were Instagram messages alluding to “phone sex” with one woman, while messages on his iPad revealed he had also been in touch with others.
Denise tried to get in contact with one of them, and believes Eddie had used her phone to block the women on her Instagram account so they didn’t expose his cheating.
“They’d never met in person, but she said the conversations had become sexual in nature reasonably quickly – some of the stuff I found on the phone seemed to support that,” Denise said of one of Eddie’s mistresses.
Despite the heartache, she’s moving on with her life, and said she has “no hard feelings” towards her ex.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.