When Heidi Hepworth left her home to be with a toyboy in Africa, she wasn’t just deserting her husband. No, she was also leaving behind nine children. Inevitably, then, her decision sparked a ferocious response back in her native England. However, Heidi has now defended her actions in the most vocal of ways.
Heidi Hepworth comes from Hetton-le-Hole in the north-east of England. For 23 years, she lived there with her partner, Andy, and their large family. You see, when the couple met in the 1990s, Heidi already had three kids of her own – and the pair have since had six more children.
Like most couples, then, Heidi and Andy had experienced plenty of ups and downs during the course of their relationship. Andy had even moved out of the family home in 2012. But it seems that he soon regretted his decision because the pair later reconciled and tied the knot.