How did Victoria Smurfit move on from her ex-husband of 14 years, Doug Baxter? Her ‘girlfriends, a shot of Jameson and pilates,’ according to the actress – we approve.
And, of course, the pain was lessened for the Ballykissangel star by finding love again.
Through the darkness of divorce, Victoria found light at the end of the tunnel and is now happily dating film-maker Alistair Ramsden.
Speaking to the Sunday Independent, the Once Upon a Time actress said she’s happier than ever:
‘Right now, at the top of a mountain in California, life is good,’ she said. ‘My kids are full of fun and cheekiness, they love their parents, work life is kind to me and I’m in a happy relationship. So right now my smile is wide.’
She added that the breakdown of her marriage gave her a fresh perspective on life:
‘I believe fully in wherever you are in your life that ‘it too shall pass’ whether you’re at the top of your game on set, that will end, or [in] the pit of despair.
‘You’ll always climb out. The swings and roundabouts of being alive means just hanging on until the next push.’