It's out. Brooks and Coulson had a six-year affair

(80 Posts)
PiratePanda Thu 31-Oct-13 15:11:33

While the phone-hacking was going on. I know there were rumours before, but it was entered into evidence in the trial today.


MrsScaryMontalbano Thu 31-Oct-13 15:15:04


littleomar Thu 31-Oct-13 15:17:53

Poor the Ross kemp (prepared to be corrected on dates)

Hazelbrowneyes Thu 31-Oct-13 15:18:06

I feel really, really uncomfortable about this being brought up. I mean, it's a complete invasion of their privacy.


Hazelbrowneyes Thu 31-Oct-13 15:18:53

little Your dates are spot on. In the middle of their affair, both Brooks & Coulson got married.

PiratePanda Thu 31-Oct-13 15:20:36

I know! Shocking! No schadenfreude at all, not for me, no. grin

I do feel very sorry for the poor little surrogate baby. That always felt a little distastefully like a convenient PR stunt. Feel even worse for the child now.

EeyoreIsh Thu 31-Oct-13 15:20:46

shock shock shock shock shock

Panzee Thu 31-Oct-13 15:22:07

Who needs phone hacking when you have the High Court?

Careca Thu 31-Oct-13 15:23:17



Bloody hell.

She married Ross whilst shagging AC?


PiratePanda Thu 31-Oct-13 15:24:02

Totally legitimately entered into evidence as proof of at least the potential for a conspiracy. I reckon they've had it.

deepfriedsage Thu 31-Oct-13 15:26:29

Exactly an invasion of their privacy, wonder how a taste of their medicine is like?

Heds poor spouses and baby.

Onesleeptillwembley Thu 31-Oct-13 15:31:10

Is that his wife that's turned up with him? Is she mad? Can't comment on Brook's husband, it wasn't him she cheated on.

LoofahVanDross Thu 31-Oct-13 15:32:35

How dreadful for them, having the dirt dug up on their private lives grin

Levantine Thu 31-Oct-13 15:32:41

Wow. That baby she had last year has been born into a complete shit storm hasn't she sad. Amazed that it was so long standing. Sociopathic behaviour.

PiratePanda Thu 31-Oct-13 15:34:01

Am assuming Mr Brooks is post-affair; I have no idea about Coulson's private life.

I wonder if the Guardian knew about this when they privately warned David Cameron not to appoint Coulson as his spin doctor?

LoofahVanDross Thu 31-Oct-13 15:34:43

When she was with Ross? OMG, who in their right mind would cheat on Ross?

PiratePanda Thu 31-Oct-13 15:35:19

Also, if that is Coulson's wife with him, I do hope this moment is not the first she's heard of the affair...

deepfriedsage Thu 31-Oct-13 15:35:19

Maybe Dad will be given the lighter sentence or the Nanny can be given pr?

deepfriedsage Thu 31-Oct-13 15:35:36

Maybe Dad will be given the lighter sentence or the Nanny can be given pr?

CuttedUpPear Thu 31-Oct-13 15:41:22

From International Business Times:

The pair had a sexual relationship between 1998 and 2004. Both were married at the time.

Brooks continued her affair with Coulson for two years after marrying former EastEnders actor Ross Kemp in 2002. They divorced in 2009. In the same year, she married Charlie Brooks - who is appearing alongside her in courty on a charge of perverting the course of justice

Unbloodybelieveable. Though it goes some way to illustrating her sense of entitlement.

deepfriedsage Thu 31-Oct-13 15:44:48

i wonder if something will come out about her former boss and the reason for his divorce?

I didn't know that she was married to Ross Kemp.

How odd then that she went on to marry a person with the same name as an East Enders Actress grin

hollyisalovelyname Thu 31-Oct-13 16:15:03

Wasn't Grant Mitchell beaten up by his wife and police called at one stage?

SwedishEdith Thu 31-Oct-13 16:45:25

Wow, the letter found on the computer is a bit of a gift isn't it.

TheGhostOfMargaretPast Thu 31-Oct-13 16:57:43

It makes you wonder what she is reported to have destroyed?

GoshAnneGorilla Thu 31-Oct-13 17:03:55

I am a bit astounded there's not been so much of a whisper of this until now. I thought Private Eye would've been dropping tons of hints.

Surely they (Brooks and Coulson) couldn't have kept it secret until now?

Blimey, its all a little um murky? Will Ross be called to give evidence do you think? I think I read that they both had secrets during their marriage. Its all very interesting isnt it.

yy holly, I heard that as well.

PiratePanda Thu 31-Oct-13 17:07:44

There was a thread on MN about the rumour a while back that was pulled, around about the time one or the other of them got a super injunction to squash the story.

About time it came out.

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CostaRicaToucan Thu 31-Oct-13 17:13:57


LineRunner Thu 31-Oct-13 17:17:03


Jakebullet Thu 31-Oct-13 17:18:03

Thank God someone has posted about this....wasn't sue if we were allowed to discuss it, what with it being an ongoing court case etc.

But.....why am I not surprised by this revelation?

GoshAnneGorilla Thu 31-Oct-13 17:18:43

Look - now that does ring a bell...

donnie Thu 31-Oct-13 17:22:03

is this the big super-injunction being referred to a few months back - two people close to DC?

Could be donnie, that would make sense, although I dont believe that DC didnt know about this.

It's like reading a Jilly Cooper

LordPalmerston Thu 31-Oct-13 17:37:16

everyone knew this though, didnt they?

Thisisaghostlyeuphemism Thu 31-Oct-13 17:38:37


GW297 Thu 31-Oct-13 17:38:46

It's like a soap opera! I'm not surprised though as I had a feeling something like this might come out.

HomeHelpMeGawd Thu 31-Oct-13 17:40:59

It is all properly boak-ey

Panzee Thu 31-Oct-13 17:45:02

That was my understanding Donnie.

ExcuseTypos Thu 31-Oct-13 17:46:48

You couldn't make it up could you?

reelingintheyears Thu 31-Oct-13 17:49:21

Well, GODDAMM , I do declare! grin

Thisisaghostlyeuphemism Thu 31-Oct-13 17:49:38

I thought previous speculation was that she was doing the big un...

hackmum Thu 31-Oct-13 18:39:39

"Is this the big super-injunction being referred to a few months back - two people close to DC?"

I think it must be - the Mail on Sunday did a big splash on it and then someone (Guido Fawkes?) revealed the initials as RB and AC so people worked it out from there. And David Cameron was supposed to be gobsmacked or something. The trouble was by the time people worked out who it was, we were all disappointed because everyone hoped it was going to be Theresa May and Nick Clegg or George Osborne and Sally Bercow.

TwitTwooShoe Thu 31-Oct-13 18:41:02


Wannabestepfordwife Thu 31-Oct-13 19:09:35

How could you cheat on Ross Kemp? She's gone down even further in my estimations.

Awks Thu 31-Oct-13 19:14:03

She caught Ross Kemp in bed with another bloke that's why she whacked him one.

clam Thu 31-Oct-13 19:26:19

I worked it out a few months back from hints on here.

MrsOsbourne Thu 31-Oct-13 19:32:39

I remember the thread where it was hinted at and told DH at the time-he is shock and a bit scared of Mumsnetters nowgrin
I think there is an even bigger one about to land anytime soon and will be a huge shock wink taps nose

CityGal29 Thu 31-Oct-13 19:37:35

Ooh give us some hints mrs Osborne!!

ExcuseTypos Thu 31-Oct-13 19:41:38

Yes go on Mrs Osborne. You can't leave us dangling.

A huge shock to who? Because tbh unless it's the news that the former and current Archbishops of Canterbury have been shacked up for the last decade with Will Young and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall in a twisted foursome that will shake Ambridge to it's core....I wouldn't turn a hair now. Journalist shags journalist is hardly an epic world beating surprise.

MrsScaryMontalbano Thu 31-Oct-13 19:53:18

She caught Ross Kemp in bed with another bloke that's why she whacked him one. thlshock really??
Have to agree that when it came out last year that it was RB & AC, it was all a bit 'meh', can't see why anyone other than their respective partners would have the slightest interest.

MrsOsbourne Thu 31-Oct-13 20:04:00

Cant say too much but its the Journalists who are in for a surprise !

TheGhostOfMargaretPast Thu 31-Oct-13 20:05:00

What is the new bit of info? If she was shacked up with AC why be so annoyed with RK, unless...?

TheGhostOfMargaretPast Thu 31-Oct-13 20:05:59

That is not helping much, we need more hints grin

MrsScaryMontalbano Thu 31-Oct-13 20:16:29

Just come straight out and tell us, we won't tell anyone thlgrin

MrsOsbourne Thu 31-Oct-13 20:17:42

Nothing to do with this case at all !
Not posting hints - am scared of who might be watching !

Daddyofone Thu 31-Oct-13 20:17:43

Is it about who someones father might be.......? I've heard some completely unfounded rumours about that one.

TheGhostOfMargaretPast Thu 31-Oct-13 20:19:29

I am most intrigued now.

GideonKipper Thu 31-Oct-13 20:24:30

NorthernLurker I'd definitely pay to read about that grin

The rumours about RB duffing up RK because she found him in the sack with another man were further embellished by alluding that the other man was in fact his on-screen brother. Now that's an image which calls for lashings of brain bleach.

ExcuseTypos Thu 31-Oct-13 20:28:19

I think MrsOsbourne is talking about Lord Lucan and Twiggy.

Although going by your user name, do you have insider info on a certain Mr C?

ExcuseTypos Thu 31-Oct-13 20:29:30

That's a joke by the way.--unless you do of course--

TheGhostOfMargaretPast Thu 31-Oct-13 20:30:05

Ewwww, I need brain bleach now!

ohmymimi Thu 31-Oct-13 20:32:13

Redtop screwed Knobhead, eh. Looks like they've both shafted Dave - he can certainly pick 'em.

I thought I read that she was Ross Kemp's beard? Lots of gay rumours surrounding him.

Yeah I thought that too

nonmifairidere Thu 31-Oct-13 21:02:16

This is so tragic. Having their personal lives exposed for the tabloids to rake over must be devastating for them. No doubt it will be front page news in 'The Sun' tomorrow. I wonder why it wasn't picked up as one of the NotW's famous revelations? That type of thing was meat and drink to it. Bit of a mystery, that.

Schadenfreude. I gots it.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 01-Nov-13 08:09:01

His wife is much bettter looking than RB.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Fri 01-Nov-13 08:30:06

Eye opening thread!

hackmum Fri 01-Nov-13 08:35:17

nonmifairidere: "Having their personal lives exposed for the tabloids to rake over must be devastating for them."

The poor souls, it's heartbreaking. I am literally weeping buckets of tears as I write.

ixqic Fri 01-Nov-13 09:17:21


bibagorkey Fri 01-Nov-13 10:59:22

Am I being simplistic here? If they were carrying on in 1998, before he married Eloise in 2000 and she married Kemp in 2002, then why didn't they marry each other? Did he have babies with Eloise pre-1998? Or maybe he couldn't decide between the two of them,fibbed about it, married Eloise which would precipitate a temporary angry split between the lovers, RB then forgave him, and they re-kindled the affair. I've know a friend to be a doormat like that. Wow. The mind really does boggle.

Part of me doesn't have any sympathy that the details of their private lives are being raked over but the problem with it is (and it can't really be stopped due to human nature) is that innocent people such as the children get dragged into the raking

to be fair, back in the nineties I remember seeing RB and RK in soho bars all over each other.

PiratePanda Fri 01-Nov-13 16:07:06

Clearly so much love to share...

areyoutheregoditsmemargaret Wed 06-Nov-13 14:53:43

Agree with Biba, why didn't they marry each other?? It's so odd. His poor wife.

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