Take That singer Mark Owen has just sold his house in Elsynge Road, Wandsworth because he wants to make a fresh start with his wife and children. The new family home is still in South London, but Owen hopes it will help his wife come to terms with his self-confessed infidelities and battles with alcohol.
Owen and wife, Emma Ferguson, have been together for seven years and married in 2009. They have two children, Elwood aged five and Willow Rose, two, and bought the Elsynge Road house in 2006 for over £1 million. Their new Wandsworth home is reported to have cost closer to £2 million.
The fresh start comes after rumours that their marriage has been close to breaking point, and that Ferguson couldn’t stand the painful memories of Owen’s cheating and addiction that the old Wandsworth house held for her.
The new house is reported to need refurbishment, and the vast cellar is to be used as a gym rather than as somewhere to store wine.
The 38 year old Lancashire lad has said he is now determined to stay faithful and conquer his addiction.
April 7th, 2011