MARVIN Humes has opened up about his shock split from wife Rochelle – calling it “the biggest mistake” he’s ever made.
The couple, who share three kids Alaia-Mai, nine, Valentina, five, and two-year-old Blake, met all the way back in 2005.
But the iconic couple started dating five years later.
A year into their relationship, JLS star Marvin, 37, decided to cool things off with The Saturdays singer Rochelle, 33.
Speaking on the most recent episode of Tolly T on Bumble’s podcast My Love Is…, Marvin said: “We had a little split about a year in. It was my doing.
“You know what the weirdest thing I got cold feet for some reason and just panicked.
“I called it off with Roch and when I did that, I knew that second it was the biggest mistake I’ve made.”
Marvin went on to explain his reasoning behind why he broke up with Rochelle.
He said: “I was in a relationship previously, but what I learned in that relationship was it went on too long and I didn’t have the balls to call it off and I was quite young.
“And it sort of had the reverse effect when I was with Roch, I just panicked and was like I wanna call it off.
“When I did it I knew I was making a mistake. Broke Rochelle’s heart.”
During the podcast Rochelle also recalled how it made her feel.
“I remember coming home from work one day and the way he approached me, I thought someone was either really sick or someone had passed away.
“I remember I just came out the shower, and he was like I need to talk to you. I was ready to comfort him then box him.
“He was like ‘I don’t think I want this anymore’, but I still didn’t think he meant us, like genuinely it was the last thing on my brain,” she recalled.
The star gave him what he wanted and they didn’t speak for six weeks – although Marvin did try to contact Rochelle via email.
“Obviously, she didn’t make it easy for me, but I managed to win her back and that’s when I knew I’d be with her for the rest of my life,” Marvin confessed.
Marvin shot to fame in 2008 when he appeared on The X Factor as a member of JLS.
While Rochelle was a member of S Club Juniors between 2001 and 2004 before joining The Saturdays in 2007.
Since their brief split their relationship has gone from strength to strength.
They tied the knot at a ceremony at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in 2012.
The two have also introduced their three children into the world.
Rochelle and Marvin renewed their wedding vows during a lavish Italian ceremony in July this year.