Shaynna Blaze opens up following break-up: “It’s onwards and upwards”

Shaynna Blaze opens up following break-up: “It’s onwards and upwards”

The Block judge Shaynna Blaze is looking forward to the New Year with bright eyes despite enduring an emotional few months.

The 55-year-old recently announced that she was separating from her husband Steve Vaughan after 18 years of marriage.

However, Shaynna didn’t let the separation stop her from having a fun night out at the 2018 AACTA Awards on Wednesday.

When asked how she was coping following the split, she told Yahoo Lifestyle: “I feel great.”

“Onwards and upwards,” she added.

To celebrate the Christmas season, Shaynna plans on relaxing by spending time with those who are closest to her.

“[I’ll be] just doing nothing,” she revealed. 

“Just hanging, catching up with my girlfriends, my family, all of the people I haven’t been able to catch up with the past 12 months.”

Shaynna announced the news of her marriage separation in August, writing a post directly to her fans on Instagram.

“Sometimes in life, our paths change directions and now this is one of those times for me with Steve and I separating,” she wrote at the time.

“I will not be making any further statements about this and whilst I appreciate your support I ask that you respect our right to privacy.”

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The duo met at bar in Melbourne almost two decades ago and dated for 11 months before saying “I do”.

Shaynna has two children, Jesse and Carly, from a previous relationship.

The interior designer balances a busy schedule as she juggles being a judge on The Block and Buying Blind, as well as co-hosting Selling Houses Australia since 2008.