Made In Chelsea star Tabitha Willett has announced her split from club mogul fiancé Fraser Carruthers after the couple were forced to postpone their July wedding.
The mother of a 29-year-old, who shares the 16-month-old daughter Ottilie with 37-year-old Fraser – a friend of Prince Harry – announced her decision to split up in a heartfelt Instagram post on Tuesday.
Tabitha shared a cute picture of her hands, including her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s paw, as she expressed her “sadness” at her inability to “make it work”.
Cordial: Made In Chelsea star Tabitha Willett, 29, announced her split from club mogul fiancé Fraser Carruthers, 37, after the couple were forced to postpone their July wedding
Tabitha praised Fraser, who counts Prince Harry as one of his friends, as “the most incredible father” for Ottilie and revealed how the couple “still loves each other very much”.
Fraser shared the picture with his 6,239 Instagram followers and quoted the same caption.
In a touching Instagram post, Tabitha wrote: “It was with a heavy heart that I wanted to share some incredibly personal news.
New chapter: Tabitha praised Fraser, who counts Prince Harry as one of his friends, as “the most incredible father” for Ottilie and revealed how the couple “still loves each other very much” (picture in April 2019).
After months of deliberation and many long and thoughtful conversations, Fraser and I decided to break up. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for us as a family. ‘
The reality star added, “This year has brought us so much uncertainty, forcing us to postpone and eventually cancel our wedding, as well as being new and full-time parents and government closings of companies.
‘Ottilie is our world and remains our top priority. We also share so much love and respect for one another and our beautiful daughter, and we look forward to her growing up and seeing us mature into a modern family as close friends.
“Fraser is the most incredible dad and I am very sorry that we couldn’t get our relationship going.”
She ended: “We are still very much in love and we know that our future will be better and more stable this way.
In a touching Instagram post, Tabitha wrote: “It was with a heavy heart that I wanted to share some incredibly personal news.”
“When we find our feet and control our new relationship, we ask for respect and kindness.
“We may be a little quieter than usual as we settle into our new normal, and we thank you in advance for your love and support.
‘That is all Fraser and I will be commenting on this matter at this sensitive time.
“The community that we have formed together on this platform means the world to me and I look forward to sharing our further journey with you as honestly and openly as possible. With love, Tabitha, Fraser and Ottilie. ‘
Fraser suggested a three-carat diamond engagement ring while traveling to Miami in November 2019, designed by Eden Rocks, the company owned by MIC pal Spencer, who was also scheduled to attend the wedding.
Doting: The mother of one child shares the adorable daughter Ottilie, 14 months old, with Fraser
Sweet: Tabitha met Fraser in 2016 while working as the marketing director at his private member club, Albert’s
Going on: Tabitha was originally supposed to exchange her vows with Fraser at Fulling’s Hurlingham Club in July in front of a large number of prominent guests (picture in December 2018).
Tabitha thought about her engagement and said HELLO! Magazine: ‘The ring box had a light inside, so the ring sparkled so strongly.
“It was everything I dreamed of and I cried.”
Tabitha was originally scheduled to exchange vows with Fraser in July at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, south-west London, in front of a variety of friends, family members and celebrity guests.
However, the pandemic failed because of their plans, and they had planned to get married at a registry office and hold a reception at a Chelsea restaurant.
Expect: Their late wedding date also meant that their 14-month-old daughter Ottilie could have walked down the aisle with them (picture in February 2019)
Past: Fraser proposed a pear-shaped diamond ring from Spencer Matthews diamond company Eden Rocks, said to be worth around £ 90,000
Their late wedding date also meant that their 14-month-old daughter Ottilie could have walked down the aisle with them.
Made In Chelsea co-stars and new parents Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh were also due to attend the intimate wedding ceremony.
Tabitha met Fraser in 2016 while working as marketing director at his private member club Albert’s, named after his great-great-great-great-grandfather, who counts Prince Harry as one of his favorite sponsors.
Wow: The reality star shows off her pear-shaped diamond ring from the jewelry brand Spencer Matthews
Fraser also co-owns the popular Raffles Chelsea club and Mahiki in Kensington – a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace. He also owns a real estate company and has just launched a new sake brand with Oliver Proudlock, the star of Made In Chelsea.
After moving in with Fraser in November 2017, the two separated and Tabitha threw herself into the filming of MIC.
However, the couple began to get things going again, and Tabitha left the show when she discovered she was pregnant with a little girl in January 2019.
Pals: Fraser is seen partying with Spencer Matthews (left) and is close friends with a number of Made In Chelsea circles
When Tabitha spoke to FEMAIL last January, remembering how her relationship with Fraser began, she said, “I started as Marketing Director at Albert’s Private Members’ Club in 2016, where Fraser and I met.
“It got romantic quickly, but we kept quiet because he was my boss. It was a long time before we became official and moved in together in November 2017.
“But the move was probably too premature at the time, as it led to our parting. I was heartbroken about filming headfirst for Made in Chelsea. ‘
Business: Fraser is a co-owner of popular Chelsea clubs Albert’s and Raffles and Mahiki in Kensington, a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace. He owns a real estate company and has just launched a new brand of sake with Oliver Proudlock, the star of Made In Chelsea