Anna Richardson opens up on heartbreak following split from Sue Perkins

Heartbreak is something we have all experienced at some point or another – even celebrities. TV presenter Anna Richardson has recently been opening up on her thoughts on heartbreak, after her eight-year relationship with fellow TV presenter Sue Perkins ended last year.

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‘No one can ever prepare you for it,’ Anna Richardson told The Mirror. ‘Even when it happens a handful of times in your life, you never quite get used to it.’

The Naked Attraction presenter continued: ‘I suppose I don’t know whether you become more resilient as you get older, but heartbreak definitely is still that mystery that needs to be solved, and how to get over it and become stronger.’

Although they’d known each other for years beforehand, Anna and Sue didn’t begin dating until 2013 when they met at a Halloween party after Anna had split from her partner of 18 years, Charles Martin.

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Speaking of that night, Anna told The Telegraph in 2015: ‘When I was invited to the party, I was told Sue would be going and I felt, what, a frisson? A spark of interest? And I thought: “Hmm, that’s interesting”. There was something in the air.

‘It was an extraordinary night. I was dancing on the table. It felt like a defining moment in my life.’

Of that same night, Sue once said: ‘There was something sort of magical in the air, absolutely there was, we have a real laugh, and that’s what I want, I want joy in my life and I’m lucky to have it in abundance.’

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Since then, Anna has spoken publicly about wanting to start a family, although has always been clear that she can only speak for herself on the matter. In 2020, Anna told Hello! magazine that lockdown had ‘focussed her mind’ on the things she still ‘really wanted to do.’

‘For some time I’ve toyed with the idea of fostering or adopting a child,’ she said. ‘I can only speak for myself, not Sue, but I really want to do the training [to foster] and welcome a child into my life.

‘I feel keenly that I’m getting older, that time is running out. With the Covid-19 pandemic on top of this, it’s focused my mind on the things I still want to do.’