Sunrise star Monique Wright's shock split from husband

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Weekend Sunrise co-host Monique Wright has called it quits with her husband, Tim Scanlan, after 12 years of marriage.

A rep for the breakfast TV star, 48, confirmed the shock split to The Daily Telegraph on Thursday, revealing that the couple had separated "a very long time ago".

Monique Wright with Samantha Armytage, Nat Barr and Kylie Gillies on Sunrise
Monique Wright with her fellow Channel 7 stars Samantha Armytage, Nat Barr and Kylie Gillies. Photo: Instagram/kyliegillies.

Sunrise star's shock split

"Monique and Tim agreed to separate a very long time ago and have continued to bring up their three beautiful children together," the statement read.

The rep went on to ask for privacy on behalf of the pair, who share three children together.

"They have always been extremely private people and remain that way. They are completely committed to their children, and ask for privacy and respect as there are three young children involved."

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Monique, who currently co-hosts Weekend Sunrise with Matt Doran, doesn't appear to have any public social media accounts and hasn't commented on the split as yet.

Monique and Tim met in 2008 and began dating shortly thereafter. They tied the knot a year later and welcomed their first child, Ettienne, in 2010.

Their second bub, Pascale, arrived three years later and, at 41, Monique fell pregnant a third time.

Monique Wright with her co-host, Matt Doran, on Weekend Sunrise
Monique Wright with her co-host, Matt Doran, on Weekend Sunrise. Photo: Instagram/sevenstyling.

Baby joy

At the time, Monique admitted it was a huge but welcome surprise for her and Tim, who weren't exactly planning on adding a fifth member to their brood.

"It was the last thing that we expected," she told The Daily Telegraph back in 2015. "It was completely unplanned but we are absolutely thrilled."

By sharing her experience with pregnancy in her early forties, Monique said she hoped to inspire other women of a similar age who might be trying for a baby.

"I do hope that this serves as a bit of hope that it can happen. It can happen by chance. It is not all doom and gloom.

"Even though, yes, we understand the statistics, they’re not everything. If anyone is trying, maybe they can take some hope from this."

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