As we reported recently, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings star Josie and Swanley Smith split up after Josie accused Swanley of treating her “like a slave” and of frittering away thousands of pounds.
And in today’s Sun, Josie – who’s gone back to her maiden name of McFadyen – threw a big fat gypsy divorce party to celebrate the end of her marriage, complete with a cake bearing a bleeding – red food colouring – groom whose head she chopped off.
Having received the decree nisi, Josie hastily organised the bash, and the £700 cake, as she told the paper, “This party is a celebration of a new chapter. I am only 19 and have my life ahead of me.”
She added, “The break-up has been tough. I loved Swanley but he was a let-down. He didn’t deliver what he promised and I want more for myself and my little girl.
“It’s too soon to say if I’ll marry again but I am dating…”
The paper adds, “As she playfully beheaded the icing figure of Swanley, Josie said: ‘My mother and father would never want me to be unhappy’.”
She continued, “It doesn’t matter about traditions, they understand why I had to finish my relationship with Swanley.”
Of her new love interest Darius Belu, who isn’t a traveller, Josie said, “We’ve only been out a few times. It’s early days but he makes me feel really happy.”
Finally, she said, “My heart is mending. I’ve just turned 19 and I feel like I’ve turned a corner.
“Despite what people say, it was the right thing to do. I think I’ve opened a lot of people’s eyes in our community — no woman should live like that.
“My family were sad, but Mum always said I had to do whatever made me happy. I’ve had so much support.”
She has now moved back to her parents’ house in Middlesex with her toddler daughter, also called Josie.