Jessica Cunningham has deleted her social media accounts [Getty]
The TV star, who has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and last year’s The Apprentice, has three daughters with Alistair.
So Jessica was of course devastated by the news, and has deleted her social media accounts, including Twitter and Instagram while she grieves.
A representative for the mum of three said: “She just needs some privacy at the moment.”
Jess shares three daughters with her ex [Jessica Cunningham/Instagram]
The couple were on good terms after splitting and Jessica, 30, is said to be “reeling” by his sudden death.
A representative for the star told The Sun: “Despite their break up, Alistair was a really good father to their children.
“Jessica is politely asking for some privacy at this devastating time so that she can protect their three girls.”
Jessica appeared on The Apprentice last year [BBC ]
Meanwhile, a police statement read: “We were called shortly before 3am on August 11 following a report that a 35 year old man had been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after he had been found at an address on Underley Street, Burnley.
“He was sadly pronounced deceased at hospital. His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the Coroner.”
Jessica had started dating other men since splitting from Alistair, but said none of them had met her daughters.
Jessica Cunningham took part in Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year[Channel 5]
“They’ve not met anyone yet because no one has been special enough to introduce them,” she explained.
“I call them my three queens, they’re amazing. I’ve got a couple of friends who are gay and they keep asking whether they’re my true love.
“I try to explain that they like boys and they don’t want to kiss me that way.”