Andrea McLean reveals she slept with her husband Nick Feeney on their first date


Andrea McLean has confessed she slept with her husband Nick Feeney on their first date together.

The Loose Women star, 52, admitted she ‘wasn’t interested’ in finding love when she was set up with Nick on a blind date, and after proceeding to get ‘very drunk’ the pair ended up spending the night together.

Andrea, who married Nick in 2017, also confessed that she has only slept with four different men in her lifetime, so it was ‘a big deal’ for her to spend the night with him on their first date.

Revelation: Andrea McLean, 52, has confessed she slept with her husband Nick Feeney on their first date together (pictured at the launch of her mindset app last month)

Speaking to The Sun, Andrea revealed she and Nick were set up on their date by a Loose Women makeup artist in 2014.

She said: ”Neither of us wanted to be there. We didn’t really care if the date worked out or not because we weren’t interested, and we weren’t looking for anything serious.’

Andrea added that Nick had no idea who she was when the date began, and he didn’t realise until she was approached by a hen party and asked for a photo.

Insight: The Loose Women star admitted she 'wasn't interested' in finding love when she was set up with Nick on a blind date

Insight: The Loose Women star admitted she ‘wasn’t interested’ in finding love when she was set up with Nick on a blind date

She added: ”I proceeded to get very drunk and told him everything about myself. We snogged and I went home with him, which is something I’d never done in my whole entire life.’ 

Andrea also confessed that alongside her three husbands, she has only slept with one other person in total, adding: ‘My number is not very high, so it’s quite a big deal that I did that. I thought, ”Why not? He seems nice”.’

Andrea first revealed she was living with Nick live on Loose Women in 2016, and just a year later the couple tied the knot.

Family: Andrea revealed she and Nick, who she married in 2017 were set up on their date by a Loose Women makeup artist in 2014, and at the time he had no idea who she was

Family: Andrea revealed she and Nick, who she married in 2017 were set up on their date by a Loose Women makeup artist in 2014, and at the time he had no idea who she was

The former GMTV star was previously married to BBC producer Nick Green from 2000 to 2005, and they share son Finley, 20.

She then tied the knot with Our House presenter Steve Toms in 2009, but they split just two years later.

Andrea, who is now launched a lifestyle app titled This Girl Is On Fire with her husband Nick, decided to leave the Loose Women panel in 2020 to focus on her business ventures.

Exes: The former GMTV star was previously married to BBC producer Nick Green from 2000 to 2005, and they share son Finley

Exes: The former GMTV star was previously married to BBC producer Nick Green from 2000 to 2005, and they share son Finley

Former flame: She then tied the knot with Our House presenter Steve Toms in 2009, but they split just two years later (pictured in 2006)

Former flame: She then tied the knot with Our House presenter Steve Toms in 2009, but they split just two years later (pictured in 2006)

The star has previously admitted that after leaving the show she lost several lucrative brand deals, and even had to sell her Surrey home to fund her new business ventures.

But now her app, which is aimed at menopausal women, has begun to take off, boasting several hundred members.

Andrea previously admitted that leaving Loose Women felt like a financial ‘punch in the stomach’ and forced her to live off her savings for the next eight months.

Departing: Andrea, who is now launched a lifestyle app titled This Girl Is On Fire with her husband Nick, decided to leave the Loose Women panel in 2020 to focus on her businesses

Departing: Andrea, who is now launched a lifestyle app titled This Girl Is On Fire with her husband Nick, decided to leave the Loose Women panel in 2020 to focus on her businesses

Speaking on the Secure The Insecure With Johnny Seifert podcast, the journalist said she had relied on her side-hustle as her family’s main breadwinner while working on her memoir and mindset membership app, both titled This Girl Is On Fire.

She confessed: ‘When I made the announcement I was leaving TV to follow my heart and dreams, go all in on This Girl Is On Fire, obviously we put a lot of planning into this moment because obviously it’s a huge jump.

‘I was the breadwinner and this was the job that was paying the bills but everyone in TV does jobs as well.

The presenter revealed that she and husband Nick Feeney discussed in depth the logistics of her huge career change. 

She said: ‘I had enough corporate work lined up that was going to keep the funds coming in before I wrote This Girl’s On Fire and get traction so it was a calculated decision.

Struggling: Andrea previously admitted that leaving Loose Women felt like a financial 'punch in the stomach' and forced her to live off her savings for the next eight months

Struggling: Andrea previously admitted that leaving Loose Women felt like a financial ‘punch in the stomach’ and forced her to live off her savings for the next eight months 

‘On the day that I announced I was leaving, every brand dropped me… so I went from, “OK I knew I had this amount of money coming in and this much work that will see me through to the next six to eight months,” it disappeared overnight.

‘That’s how big a deal moving away from TV is. It was financially like a punch in the stomach, my safety net was gone. I was like, “Oh my god I only have my savings. I cant turn back and change my mind. I have no over income.”

‘Nobody cares about you, they care about what you represent and I had just stepped away from a high profile job.’

‘I just thought, “I’m ok with that because these brands don’t value me or my worth but what I’m about to do is way more powerful than me working on a TV show.”

‘These brands, and I wont say who they were, were all about raising women up, making us feel good, but actually they didn’t care about that, only my profile.

‘I passionately care about making people feel good, I realised they had missed out and it took a lot of balls to see it that way while my bank balance was going in one direction, and it was going down.’

Emotional:  When she announced her plans to leave Loose Women, Andrea broke down in tears and also detailed how her departure was also linked to her nervous breakdown

Emotional:  When she announced her plans to leave Loose Women, Andrea broke down in tears and also detailed how her departure was also linked to her nervous breakdown

When asked about a possible return to her former day job, she said: ‘For me, it would be no but not in a, “Oh my god no,” sort of way.’

When she announced her plans to leave Loose Women in November 2020, Andrea broke down in tears and also detailed how her departure was also linked to her nervous breakdown.

Andrea explained: ‘Like so many people this has been a time to hugely reflect and think back. So many people have been talking about how they can’t wait for life to get back to normal. I, like many people, did that and thought, ‘Do I want my life to go back to the normal that it was before?’

She told viewers: ‘Last year I had a nervous breakdown and this year the world has had a breakdown. This year I’ve been really mentally strong to deal with everything the pandemic has thrown at us.

‘You get one life, are you living it the way you want? Are you being brave? Are you doing the thing you want?’

Becoming emotional, Andrea added: ‘I didn’t think I was going to cry. I’ve told you ladies just before we came on air. I’m going to be leaving Loose Women because I want to be brave…

‘All the incredible feedback that I had from my book and the support I was able to give them, I want to bring it to life. It was a really, really big decision to jump and see if I fall or if I fly. And I just thought, I will never know unless I try, so I am saying goodbye to Loose Women.’

Busy bee: The journalist said she had relied on her side-hustle as her family's main breadwinner while working on her memoir and mindset membership app, This Girl Is On Fire

Busy bee: The journalist said she had relied on her side-hustle as her family’s main breadwinner while working on her memoir and mindset membership app, This Girl Is On Fire

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