Lauren Phillips has spoken about her personal life following her divorce from Lachlan Spark after one year of marriage.
The KIIS FM star bared all while speaking to the Herald Sun this week, calling herself a ‘disaster of a human’.
‘The first thing I learnt in this job is basically your privacy is gone and you talk about your personal life a lot which is different to any job I have had before,’ she said.
Lauren explained she was happy to part of a team where nothing was off the table, before adding she was also in the right headspace for it.
‘It is no secret I had a pretty rough two years but it is really nice to be back in Melbourne in a job I have dreamt of having for a long time,’ she said.
‘Life is not what it seems on the surface to most people. It certainly was not polished and it was not perfect but I have come out the other side.
‘I have tried to do it in good humour and stay as positive as I can.’
Lauren hit the headlines when she split with Lachlan Spark back in 2018, after just one year of marriage.
She is now dating private jet operator Paul O’Brien, who is also believed to be the ex of former Sunrise star, Samantha Armytage.
She admitted on KIIS 101.1’s Jase & Lauren in the Morning the relationship ended badly after she ‘sacrificed her own health’ trying to make things work.
‘It didn’t end well. When you’re an adult it’s not a hard exit; it was a really slow, drawn breakdown process. We were together for seven years,’ Lauren said this month.
‘We decided to buy a house, renovate a house, start a new business and get married at the same time, so there was this extensive pressure bubble we had put ourselves in, and there was a myriad of other issues playing along with that.’
Lauren continued: ‘That made me break down very quickly, but I was determined to try everything I possibly could and that meant sacrificing my own health in the end, and that is why I almost had a nervous breakdown.’
She went on to say she was ‘proud’ of how she handled the break-up – in what was perhaps a subtle swipe at Lachlan for criticising her publicly after their split.
The former Weekend Today presenter was married to Lachlan, a TV producer who now runs his own creative agency, before calling it quits in December 2018.
The pair had dated for six years before tying the knot on the Mornington Peninsula in 2017.
Lauren then became emotional as she admitted it took her ‘a really long time to talk about’ her marriage breakdown.
‘I had a really tough eight months that took a lot of support from people around me to get through… I’m just so grateful I’ve come out of the other side,’ she said.
Following their break-up, Lachlan accused Lauren of ‘caring more about herself’ during their relationship and said he’d wasted years of his life with the wrong person.
Lauren began dating aviation tycoon Paul O’Brien last year while she was living in Melbourne.
The Nine personality recently sparked rumours they were secretly engaged after she was spotted sporting a ring at Sydney Airport.