The couple have one daughter together named Catalina or nicknamed Kitty. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official
The couple have one daughter together named Catalina or nicknamed Kitty. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official

Jackie ‘O’ separates from husband of 18 years

AFTER one daughter and many magic memories, radio presenter Jackie "O" Henderson is signing off from her relationship of 18 years.

News Corp Australia can reveal the award-winning co-host of high-rating KIIS FM breakfast show Kyle and Jackie O has recently parted ways with her photographer husband Lee.

But there is no ill will and the pair have vowed to stay close as they co-parent their seven-year-old daughter, Catalina, whose nickname is Kitty.

 

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Jackie "O" Henderson has split from her husband of 18 years. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

"After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate. We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends," Henderson said.

"Our focus for this next chapter is of course our wonderful daughter and continuing to provide her love and happiness, together."

She met her husband at a Sydney bar when he was backpacking around Australia. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official
She met her husband at a Sydney bar when he was backpacking around Australia. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official
The couple vowed to remain the best of friends. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official
The couple vowed to remain the best of friends. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official

 

News Corp Australia understands the couple have been separated for some time now.

Henderson was unable to attend the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last Saturday night in Melbourne because of family reasons. There, she and co-host Kyle Sandilands were named Best On Air Team.

Henderson, 43, and her husband were married in 2003 after the pair met at a Sydney bar when the Englishman was on a backpacking holiday around Australia.

It was Henderson's second marriage after a previous relationship with former radio co-host Phil O'Neill.

 

 

The next chapter for the two genetically blessed couple is providing love and support to their daughter. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official
The next chapter for the two genetically blessed couple is providing love and support to their daughter. Picture: Instagram/@jackieo_official

 

Henderson, whose maiden name is Last, generally keeps her family life as private as possible.

She and Lee live in Vaucluse in Sydney and previously owned a property together in Kangaroo Valley. In May this year, Henderson opened up on air about her fear of being alone.

"I've never been happy on my own," she told her KIIS listeners.

"I remember when I split up from my first husband and I had a period of being single, just that anxiousness of constantly wanting to find someone and you're all over the place."

And last year, Henderson allowed co-star Kyle Sandilands to read her diary from 18 years ago in which she gave an account of meeting her husband for the first time, writing that he "reminds me of a hot Hugh Grant".