Loose Women’s Denise Welch wades in on Alison Hammond’s 20-year age gap romance

This week, Denise Welch fiercely defended This Morning star Alison Hammond, responding to the scrutiny surrounding her love life, specifically her romance with David Putman, who is thought to be around 20 years younger than her. The Loose Women star spoke out on social media where she addressed concerns expressed about Alison, fearing that she could face another heartbreak due to their significant age difference.

After a newspaper reported that “alarm bells” often go off about age -gap relationships, the Geordie TV star – who is married to a younger man – stepped in to have her say on the matter.

Denise Welch has staunchly defended Alison Hammond's new relationship on social media
Denise Welch has staunchly defended Alison Hammond’s new relationship on social media

As she responded to the concerns surrounding Alison’s personal life, Denise, whose husband Lincoln Townley is almost 15 years her junior, sent a heartening message to both the This Morning presenter and her new partner via social media, saying: “It could also work out brilliantly well and be the best thing that ever happened to her! ! ! Fabulous woman and deserves everything,” reports the Mirror.

Alison, known for hosting some of Britain’s favourite television shows including This Morning and For the Love of Dogs, has not been quite as lucky in her off-screen love life. Although she shared her 18-year-old son Aiden with ex-fianc√© Noureddine Boufaied, their relationship ended in a called-off engagement. Despite this, it’s been reported that the two still share a close bond.

David and Alison
David and Alison have been scrutinised for their new age-gap romance – and Denise Welch can only understand the impact of the criticism targeting the couple

Sharing her apprehensions about marriage, Alison previously explained: “I think as soon as I hear the word marriage I get like cold feet. I think I’m just one of those people. (…) I just feel like I’m tied down and I don’t like it, when really and truly, I’m getting to that age now where I just think ‘Alison, let go – it’s okay to settle down’.”

Though she remained single for a long time, Alison eventually met Ben Hawkins when he was hired to take care of her garden in the West Midlands. Allegedly, they kept their relationship hush-hush for quite a few months before revealing it to the public.

There were quickly whispers of an upcoming engagement, but unfortunately, their love story came to an end when the relationship fizzled out.

Alison Hammond hasn't had the best run with romance, but Denise Welch is adamant that this might all change with her new man
Alison Hammond hasn’t had the best run with romance, but Denise Welch is adamant that this might all change with her new man

Presently, Alison is dating a new mystery man who loves to skinny-dip. While some might be concerned about his intentions, David’s friends have only good things to say about him. According to a close source, “David is a very quiet, unassuming and thoughtful person who likes to play the guitar. He’s the strong, silent type, not a pushover, but not chatty like Alison”.

“In that sense they’re perfect for each other and to David, age is just a number. He’s not bothered by fame, he probably didn’t even know who Alison was when they first met.”

An insider also revealed: “Alison has never been happier. She has had a turbulent love-life, but is finally confident she has found a trusted companion.”

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