BFGW star Josie McFadyen celebrates her divorce from Swanley Smith with a big fat gypsy party

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.

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.