As the pandemic struck the nation, tensions in the Lynch household reached an all-time high, with Boyzone’s Shane moving out of the family home for two months
The ITVbe reality star admitted that the pressure became too much for the pair during the height of the pandemic and it nearly resulted in their 14-year marriage crumbling to the ground.
Tensions became so heightened that Shane, 45, made the decision to move out of his family home for two months – before later returning to reunite with Sheena and their daughters Billie Rae, 12, and Marley Mae, nine.
After Shane’s tour with Boyzone ended in October 2019 and before the world was struck by the dreaded Coronavirus, tensions reached an all-time high in the Lynch household.
Sheena told The Sun that before the pandemic struck, she would only see her husband two or three times a week – and they would cherish the time they spent together.
But after they found themselves cooped up at home 24/7, they began to infuriate one another.
“Before lockdown, I would see Shane two or three times a week, as he was always on the road. The kids were very used to him not being here and I like things to run a certain way. I have my routine,” Sheena explained.
“He was trying to fit in but he didn’t know how to fill the time. I wouldn’t say he was irritating as I’m the one with the annoying habits.
“I’m constantly clearing up and it drives Shane nuts. Before he’s finished with something, I’ve taken it away. I also talk to myself out loud, so Shane thinks I’m having a conversation with him. Things were tense in the house and, after a while, it just wasn’t working.”
It all got a bit too much for the pair, and they decided to take a break from one another after a few months of being cooped up together at home.
The pair, who tied the knot in 2007, knew they needed to spend some time separately.
“There was no shouting or screaming but we made a really adult decision that we needed to take some time out,” Sheen explained.
While she and her daughters stayed put up North, Shane travelled down to their other property in the South to spend some quality time alone – and it was the best thing that the pair could have done to save their marriage.
“I think the break helped us. It was lovely when he came home,” Shane’s wife gushed.
The lovebirds are now going strong and are happy to be back living their normal and busy lives again.
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