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Real Housewives of Cheshire star tells co-stars she's married to someone else

Former Chester resident Ester Dee confesses all about her tangled love life

Ester Dee reveals all to Leanne Brown on the Real Housewives of Cheshire(Image: ITV Picture Desk)

New Real Housewives of Cheshire star Ester Dee finally told her co-stars all about her tangled love life on last night's show.

Czech-born Ester who once lived in Chester explained that she is actually married to another man even though she appears on the show with her partner, former horse racing tycoon Rob Lloyd who once owned Peckforton based Rob Lloyd Racing and Eatonfield Group plc before hitting financial difficulties in 2010.

Ester told Leanne Brown in a heart-to-heart that she is married to a 61-year-old man, but 'then I met Rob and we had a passionate affair'.

Explaining her comments in an earlier episode about her love-life, Ester said: “The confusion came out because I said that I’m seeing a married guy. But what I didn’t say is that he’s married to me.

Leanne said: “So, you’re married, but not Rob?"

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Ester confirmed: “I do not cheat on Rob, I cheat WITH Rob.”

Telling Leanne about her 'secret' husband, she explained: “He was quite a bit older than me.

“He’s 61, he loves cars, I was with him for five years, then I met Rob and we had a passionate affair.

“It was kind of exciting, I enjoyed that naughtiness, you have all this naughty thing about seeing another person.

“Robert told me he had a deal coming through and it’s worth millions. I thought all will be fine.

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“When I discovered I’m pregnant I thought oh I don’t need to worry about anything financially. In the perfect world I would have the house in Cheshire and Rob would come and say 'darling it's ours', but sometimes it’s not like that.

“So I phoned my ex and said I had a baby, I need your help, he took me and said ‘no worries, you learn your lesson and now you’re back, you will be my wife and I will stand by you’.”

She said she has a 'love and security' with her husband, and said: "I saw both at the same time."

Leanne said: “Oh what a pickle”.

Ester then confirmed she is engaged and hopes to marry Rob, although Leanne pointed out: “No you can’t it’s illegal.”

When she later told the other girls, Lauren Simon, Tanya Bardsley, Seema Malhotra and Stacey Forsey, that she married her husband AFTER she had her baby daughter and while still with Rob, they could not disguise their shock and she ended up in tears.

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Tanya said: "You could not write it."

Fashion boss Seema said: "So you're greedy, you want everything?"

Ester said: "It's not about being greedy, it's about wanting something I've not had in my life."

Lauren asked her: "So you want to be with Robert, so what's the problem?"

Ester was in tears and said: "Money".

Ester Dee in tears, comforted by Lauren Simon on The Real Housewives of Cheshire(Image: ITV Picture Desk)

Despite the drama, Ester revealed in the interview room that she was relieved to have confessed all. She said: "I feel I can breathe, because now I don't need to anymore lie."

But it won't be plain sailing ahead - in teasers for next week's show, her co-stars are seen talking about no longer feeling able to trust Ester after her bombshell.

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