My Mum, Your Dad’s Monique bursts into tears as she opens up on her past heartbreak and admits to not feeling ‘good enough’ in search to find love
My Mum, Your Dad’s Monique broke down in tears during Tuesday’s episode after the group of singletons discussed marriage.
The therapist, 50, found herself getting upset as host Davina McCall led a group discussion about their search for love in the garden.
She ran into the house in tears, leading Davina to go comfort her and offer a shoulder to cry on.
Monique revealed: ‘I couldn’t stop it. It’s just I’ve never had that where you’re just in love and you just want to love someone because you’re a nice person.But you’re never good enough for someone to stick around for.
She added: ‘My dad said it before he died, he said to me, “Whatever you do in this lifetime, find love”.’
Her daughter Taiya, 21, was watching with the other kids in the surveillance room and was also in floods in tears seeing her mum get upset.
She explained: ‘She has been cheated on multiple times by several people and I think it did trigger something in her.’
Davina comforted Monique and said: ‘You’re a long way away from the end of your life. You’re going to get there Monique.’
Monique wiped her tears and declared: ‘I’ve got nothing to lose. It was just an emotional build up. It’s a difficult road to be so vulnerable to a group of strangers.’
She headed out to the others and admitted: ”I just want to give love and be loved. Heartbreak, I’ve had enough of it.’
Taiya gushed: ‘I’m just so proud of her, I really am. I think this may be the start for her and allow her to break through’.
Elsewhere in the episode, Kaliel and Mazey decided to send her dad Paul and his mum Natalie on a paddle boarding date.
They also got to head along on the date and spy using binoculars, while secretly giving instructions.
Paul and Natalie got closer and shared plenty of laughs after falling into the water several times.
But things then got shaken-up when late arrival Janey, 47, entered the swanky estate at the end of the episode.
The blonde beauty is singer and recruitment manager who describes herself as ‘fun, kind, outgoing and creative’.
Janey was nominated to take part on the show by her son Will, 19, with her saying he put her forward ‘because he’s lost all hope for me, he thinks I’m undateable! He wants me to meet someone.’
Will sweetly told how he wants his mother to find ‘comfort and peace of mind’ from the dating retreat and admitted she ‘needs to be herself more’.
Ahead of her entrance she said: ‘I think people might get me wrong at first. I’m aware I might be judged on how outgoing I might be, and the fact my job is performing.
‘In reality, I could be the most sensitive person there. And I’m emotional. I’m excited to meet someone that sees that side of me.’
Meet the parents … and their matchmaker kids!
Location: Winchmore Hill
How would you describe yourself in a few words? Kind-hearted, a believer in God and positive. I radiate love!
Why did your daughter nominate you for MMYD? To dip my toes back in the pool of dating, and try and connect with someone and find love, and experience living with other people again.
Profession: Safeguarding and welfare officer in education
How would you describe yourself in a few words? Fun, genuine, personable.
Why did your daughter nominate you for MMYD? She was getting desperate! I’d lost all confidence in myself. I think for Tia she was wanting to give me a bit of a helping hand.
Location: South Lanarkshire
Profession: Tech advisor/scan assistant at a private baby clinic
How would you describe yourself in a few words? Charismatic, outgoing and fun. I can be a bit fiery at times!
Why did your daughter nominate you for MMYD? I’ve been single for such a long time, it’s probably the longest I’ve ever been single! I’ve always been quite happy being single but I think she thought, ‘Mum, you need to get out there!’
Profession: Self-esteem and relationship recovery coach
How would you describe yourself in a few words? Adventurous, deep and outgoing.
Why did your son nominate you for MMYD? I’ve been on my own for a long time. I think he thinks it’s my time for me now.
Location: London, lives in Bath
Profession: Owner, decorating company
How would you describe yourself in a few words? Very chilled, laid back and loyal.
Why did your daughter nominate you for MMYD? She feels I need to sort myself out when it comes to dating!
Profession: Pastoral support officer
How would you describe yourself in a few words? I’m pretty effervescent. I’m all about balance in terms of fun – I’d say there’s a cheeky side to me.
Why did your son Christian nominate you for MMYD? He’d like to see me settled with someone I could have a future with.
How would you describe yourself in a few words? Fun, loving, conscientious, struggling to get old – I don’t want to get old. I lost my wife, I know that you can get up and life can be over in a split second.
Why did your daughter Jess nominate you for MMYD? She’s a lovely girl. Her mum was really thoughtful in everything – she could plan things to a detail – and Jess has got that. She is so thoughtful and it was just a lovely thing for her to say, ‘Dad, look, we understand that you’re struggling and it’s been hard and we know that you’ve got a lot of love to give and we’re OK if you were to see someone else’.
Following my wife passing 18 months ago, I didn’t really want to meet anyone. You don’t expect it to be you and you don’t expect it to be your wife. But I’m going on the show to get some confidence. I must have subconsciously wanted to meet someone by saying yes to the show.
Profession: PE teacher/football coach
How would your son describe you? He’d say I am good fun, easy going (I’m not easy going).
Why did your son nominate you for MMYD? He wants rid of me! I think the prospect of me being in his life for too much longer was a burden. No, he just wants me to be happy.
Location: West Sussex
Profession: Singer/recruitment manager
How would you describe yourself in a few words? Fun, kind, outgoing and creative.
Why did your son nominate you for MMYD? Because he’s lost all hope for me, he thinks I’m undateable! He wants me to meet someone.
Location: North London
Why did you nominate your mum to go on the show? I nominated my mum because I think she deserves love! She’s put everything aside to raise me and my sister for so many years so I thought now is my mum’s time.
Profession: Social media influencer
Why did you nominate your mum to go on the show? I feel like it’s finally her time to be happy. I think she’s put herself on the backburner to bring up myself and my sister. In the last few years I feel like she’s given up on love, so she didn’t want to try anymore. I hope putting her forward will be the push she needs to put herself first.
Location: South Lanarkshire
Profession: Flight attendant
Why did you nominate your mum to go on the show? She was single for a while and she doesn’t seem to have any luck with guys. So I thought why not?
Profession: Gas and plumbing apprentice
Why did you nominate your mum to go on the show? Because I wanted her to find someone and be happy. I saw it advertised and I thought it would be perfect for her.
Profession: University Student
Why did you nominate your dad to go on the show? I want to see him settled. The way he was dating before wasn’t working. I wanted him to date outside of the box.
Profession: Graphic artist/warehouse employee
Why did you nominate your dad to go on the show? I just want him to settle down, find the right person – he’s getting on now! I want him to live life with someone. I want him to travel with someone and get out there.
Profession: Network rail planner
Why did you nominate your dad to go on the show? It was a joint thing with my brother and sister and it was our way of basically telling him that we were happy for him to start dating, if that was something he wanted to do.
It was a cop out on our part really, as it meant we didn’t need to sit down and actually say it. It was a sneaky way of saying, ‘Oh look at this, do you want to look into this?’ Never actually expected anything to come of it.
It was about putting dad first. We’d never really thought about us, or about ourselves in that situation. I wasn’t thinking about how I’d react, I was thinking about him.
The reason for that is he does the same for us, he would always put family first. So it was just a way of saying to him, stop worrying about us. If he wasn’t ready, that was also totally fine. It wasn’t an ultimatum. It was just, if you want to, you can, don’t worry about us.
Profession: University student
Why did you nominate your dad to go on the show? He deserves a chance to be happy and he hasn’t had that. I want him to have what a lot of his friends have done; get married and settle down. He deserves the opportunity to find the ‘end stages’ of love.
Location: West Sussex
Why did you nominate your mum to go on the show? It’s getting a bit desperate now! We need a good chance of getting her to find someone.
If it takes me to get involved, then that’s apparently how dire things have got!