29/06/2015 09:33 BST | Updated 29/06/2015 09:59 BST

Karen Danczuk, Selfie Queen, Splits From MP Simon Danczuk After Three Years Of Marriage

MP Simon Danczuk has said he is "devastated" after separating from his wife - "Selfie Queen" Karen Danczuk.

Writing on the Twitter, Mr Danczuk, 48, Labour MP for Rochdale, said of the split from his second wife: "I'm devastated, but life has to go on."

He added: “Thank you for all the nice words following the separation between my wife & I. I'm very upset but focusing on work helps me.”


Karen Danczuk attracted media attention for repeatedly posting revealing selfies online and has 54,000 followers on Twitter - far more than Mr Danczuk. She has previously declared herself ‘Queen of the Selfie’.

She told The Sun: "Needless to say I am gutted by our decision to split after eight years together and three years of marriage."

The couple, who have two children together, married in 2012.

Simon Danczuk has spearheaded a campaign against high-profile paedophiles, including the late MP Cyril Smith.

According to the Sun, he said that no one else was involved in their breakup.

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