Myleene Klass at war with ex-husband over £1.8m home as he demands all the money from the sale

  • Singer embroiled in legal battle with ex-Graham Quinn
  • Businessman wants proceeds from the sale of their five-bedroom home
  • She is believed to have bought Hertfordshire house in her own name

By Lara Gould

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Myleene Klass is embroiled in a bitter legal battle with her estranged husband as they hammer out the final details of their divorce.

It is understood that businessman Graham Quinn, who provides security for pop stars including JLS and Bruce Springsteen, is demanding the entire proceeds from the sale of their five-bedroom detached property as part of the settlement.

Classically trained musician and TV presenter Miss Klass, 35, is believed to have bought the house in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, in her own name for £1.2 million in December 2009.

Bitter: Myleene Klass and her estranged husband Graham Quinn, are embroiled in a legal row as they hammer out the final details of their divorce. The couple, pictured in 2005, were together for 11 years but married for just six months

Bitter: Myleene Klass and her estranged husband Graham Quinn, are embroiled in a legal row as they hammer out the final details of their divorce. The couple, pictured in 2005, were together for 11 years but married for just six months

Legal battle: Mr Quinn is demanding the entire sum from the sale of their five bedroom home, which was believed to have been bought in her name

Legal battle: Mr Quinn is demanding the entire sum from the sale of their five bedroom home, which was believed to have been bought in her name

Neighbours in the area include England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and Sir Terry Leahy, the former chief executive of Tesco.

The house was put on the market with an asking price of £2.5 million just weeks after the couple split in April last year. It was sold in January for £1.8 million.

 

Since then Miss Klass and her daughters – five-year-old Ava Bailey and two-year-old Hero Harper – have been renting an £8,000-a-month house in Highgate, North London.

Miss Klass, who shot to fame as part of the pop group Hear’Say, is said to have offered Irish-born Mr Quinn, 39, half the proceeds from the sale of the house as a goodwill gesture, but he is demanding the entire sum.

Wealth: Myleene has built up an estimated personal fortune of £11 million from television deals such as her appearance on 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' and promotional deals

Wealth: Myleene has built up an estimated personal fortune of £11 million from television deals such as her appearance on 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' and promotional deals

Rise To Fame: Myleene shot to fame as part of the pop group Hear'Say with, from left to right, Suzanne Shaw, Danny Foster, Kym Marsh and Noel Sullivan

Rise To Fame: Myleene shot to fame as part of the pop group Hear'Say with, from left to right, Suzanne Shaw, Danny Foster, Kym Marsh and Noel Sullivan

She has built up an estimated personal fortune of £11 million from her television appearances and promotional deals.

 A source said last night: ‘Graham is going after her money.

‘He is not going to accept that they both walk away with what they walked into the marriage, and that’s that. It’s a lot of money.’

Miss Klass and Mr Quinn were together for 11 years, but were married for only six months before he walked out.

His lawyer said: ‘My client has no comment to make about matters relating to his private life.’

And a spokesman for Miss Klass declined to comment.

In an interview with The Mail on  Sunday last October, the singer said  that going through the marriage breakdown was as painful as being shot through the heart.

‘When it first happened and I was in the middle of the storm I was just so very, very hurt,’ she said.

‘I felt that I would sooner have taken a bullet. Actually, at the beginning, every morning when I woke up,  I thought that I had taken a bullet to my heart.’

Out and about: This week Myleene was seen filming an episode of Lemonade at Thorpe Park in Surrey with Leigh Francis, aka Keith Lemon

Out and about: This week Myleene was seen filming an episode of Lemonade at Thorpe Park in Surrey with Leigh Francis, aka Keith Lemon

Head for heights: The pair braved the roller coasters as they filmed at the popular theme park

Head for heights: The pair braved the roller coasters as they filmed at the popular theme park

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What a nasty man

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To be honest I am not really bothered about others people's problems.. It is there business not mine.. BUT I do think he is greedy... She needs to find someone better than him

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It will work out to whatever he/they are legally entitled to. Sensationalist story to make Myleene look the victim. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors, don't think she is all she appears somehow.

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Go for it you deserve it after being married to her!

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Be careful who you choose to be a marriage partner and to have children with. No other decision can have such an impact upon your future happiness and your financial well being. - Maggie , East Coast, 12/5/2013 12:52 >>> You never know what the future holds. Even the ones who look nice, might reveal another side sooner or later. Nonetheless is he was a convict drug dealer and drug user, yes there were too many signs. He was predictable.

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He's a class act! What a lowlife!

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She accepted an offer from a 'friend', for 700K under market value, when the property had interest at 2.6million. He tried to block the sale and couldn't, but if she had accepted the greater offer, then they would both have received around 700k, which is why he is demanding the full amount, because she CHOSE to take the lower offer. I think that splits should be 50/50, but in this case I agree with him, and I can't stand him. They have been effectivly living as a married couple for 11yrs, and openly admit that gbey married to stablise a failing relationship, to give theirdaughters more stability. After 11 yrs he should be entitled to more than 50% of the profit from the home, just as shd would be if he had been the highrr earner. We can't have it both ways, we either have equality or not, but certainly not selectively, to always favour one gender, that's what equality is all about.

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Speaking as a woman we can't have it all.. If we want equality in the workplace, and expect the same salary as men, then when it comes to divorce settlements, men and women should be treated equally, with a caveat that settlements should take in account, the primary carer of the children...It is a warning to people who get married.. Unless you can absolutely trust your partner, then I would live in sin! - jackielondon , london, United Kingdom, 12/5/2013 12:44 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do people seriously still use the expression "live in sin"?!!

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Ew, he's gross. She's so beautiful.

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Women do this all the time-can't complain when the tables are turned,

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