MasterChef judge Melissa Leong reveals she ‘chose happiness at a really low point in her life’ as she finds love again after her split from husband Joe Jones
MasterChef judge Melissa Leong has alluded to her split from ex-husband Joe Jones in her latest column formagazine.
The 39-year-old, who announced her split from bar owner Joe in December last year, said she was once forced to ‘choose happiness at a low point in my life’.
Melissa, who has since found love again with entrepreneur Rob Mason, reminded fans that happiness comes from within, not from another person.
Candid: MasterChef judge Melissa Leong has alluded to her split from ex-husband Joe Jones in her column for Stellar, saying she once had to ‘choose happiness at a low point in my life’
‘And here’s the kicker: It takes knowing that if you aren’t happy within yourself, that no amount of stuff, success or even another person is going to get it for you,’ she wrote.
‘At a particularly low point in my life, I made the decision to choose happiness for myself.’
She went on to say the decision was ‘ultimately life-changing’.
Powerful: Melissa reminded fans that happiness comes from within, not from another person
‘I can’t say it’s always been easy, but I can say that so far it’s felt worth it. And dare I say, ultimately life-changing,’ she said.
Melissa announced her separation from Joe last December, after almost four years of marriage.
‘It has brought us such happiness to walk together, but the time has come for Joe and I to part ways and walk on, apart,’ she said in a statement at the time.
End of the road: Melissa announced her separation from bar owner Joe Jones last December, after almost four years of marriage
‘We ask for your kindness and consideration for our privacy, we will not be making any further comment as our private lives have, and will always remain exactly that.
‘We wish you peace at the end of such a challenging year for all.’
Melissa and Joe had tied the knot in February 2017 after dating for only five months.
She confirmed her new romance with Rob Mason in September, posting a photo of him on Instagram alongside a gushing caption.
‘Gratuitous hot dad post, a day late,’ she wrote in the caption.
‘Creator of world class cosmetics and the brains behind @morrismotley, brilliant father to a legendary babe squad and the best part of my day, nothing but love @therobmason.’
Second chance at happiness: Melissa confirmed her new romance with Rob Mason in September, posting a photo of him on Instagram alongside a gushing caption
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