Kate Langbroek reveals her secret split from husband in refreshingly honest interview
Radio presenter Kate Langbroek has revealed that she once secretly split up from her husband Peter Allen Lewis.
She spoke to the Life of Greatness podcast on Tuesday and confirmed that it was Peter’s tendency to be “controlling” that tore them apart.
“It's in his DNA... Peter just had it in him,” she said of her husband.
“And I'm like, 'You know what, you don't want to be with me because that's just going to be a life of misery for you and for me. It's just going to make us both miserable.'
“But then we had a great conversation about it after we broke up, like probably a year-and-a-half later, where he said, '[Being controlling] doesn't make me feel good. I don't know why I try to do it. It makes me feel terrible.'
“And I said, 'Well, why don't you stop? Because in my experience, if you're doing something and it's making you feel bad, the best thing to do is to stop it.' And also he had to know how it was to be without me.”
She also explained how the couple met, which was on a trip to Vietnam back in 1998 when they were both dating other people.
“When we got home, it got very complicated. And on paper it looked entirely wrong because he's like nine years younger than me and he was at university,” admitted Kate.
“And at that stage I'd just started on television doing a show called The Panel, so it just seemed all wrong, but we just liked each other.”
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She explained what attracted her to him when they initially met.
“He's very beautiful. And you know how sometimes people say that they've met someone who makes them a better person? He made me a better person and I already thought I was pretty good.”
Married since 2003, the couple are currently living in Bologna, Italy, with their four children and are expected to return to Australia sometime next year.