Who are Hilary Devey's ex-husbands? | The Sun

DRAGON'S Den star Hilary Devey has tragically died after a long battle with illness.

The entrepreneur, who starred on the BBC series, passed away aged 65.

The TV favourite was staying at her holiday home in Morocco when she died on Saturday, her agent confirmed today.

Amid paying emotional tributes to the star, fans are now understandably interested in Hilary's personal life and marriages.

Who are Hilary Devey's ex husbands?

Hilary Devey's ex husbands include:


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Malcolm Sharples

Hilary's first marriage was to Malcolm Sharples in 1976.

She married him when she was just 18, after she returned from a stint in the Women's Royal Air Force.

Malcolm was her childhood sweetheart and first boyfriend.

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Yet the pair sadly divorced in 1978 and talking of their split, Hilary told MailOnline: "I realised that I wanted to experience more of life than Bolton had to offer and we parted after a couple of years."

Ed Devey

Hilary's second marriage was to Ed Devey.

It came after she set up her freight network Pall-Ex after spotting a gap in the haulage market.

By this time, she had her son, Mevlit yet the pair did not get on.

After their brief marriage, she said: "It lasted only months but cost me a lot of money."

Philip Childs

Hilary's third marriage was to former pub manager and property developer, Philip Childs.

The pair met when she was renovating her holiday home in Spain.

Yet their happiness was short lived.

They married in 2011 and filed for divorce in 2013.

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At the time, she told the Scotsman: "The marriage lasted one day; then it was over, down the pan almost before the wedding reception was finished.

"Of course it was bloody hard knowing I’d got it wrong – yet again."

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