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Their split was muddied by his fling with Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten and Jessica's shock cancer diagnosis earlier in the year, but he insisted they were happily working on their marriage again and are ensuring their three-year-old son remains their priority.
Jessica had previously credited Nick for 'saving her life' following her cancer battle.
Mail Online had contacted representatives for Nick Knowles for further comment at the time.
This comes after Jessica retaliated against her ex husband's response to her 'open letter about my divorce' posted on Twitter on Friday.
Former mistress Paula, 47 - with whom he had a son during a two-affair - said: ‘I have known Nick for 25 years, and he has always been a complete gentleman to me.'He’s not a violent or bullying man - far from it.
I absolutely do not believe he’s capable of these devastating accusations.’The beauty therapist mother-of-three continued: ‘Nick is an excellent father to our son Tyrian-J Knowles, whom he completely supported throughout his schooling and upbringing. I’m greatly saddened that this has happened to our family.’Meanwhile, in light of his difficult week, Nick looked strained as he zealously spoke on his mobile phone in an untucked white shirt while sitting on a carved wooden chair.
He wants a dignified silence.'His friends also claimed he is already paying Jessica 'thousands a month' and paying her 'more than double' of most people's monthly wages.
It comes after sources claimed Nick was 'extremely hurt' by Jessica's accusations.
Jessica shared a lengthy statement - an open letter about her divorce - to the micro-blogging site, claiming: 'It takes a lot to break me, but he's done it.'She penned: 'As all parents can relate, children starting school is an incredibly emotional and happy time.'This year parents, including myself, were invited to make their state school preferences for Gloucestershire by 15 by January 2018 for their child's chosen school.'I did not submit a submission for Eddie as as it has been long agreed by my (soon to be ex) husband that Eddie would be privately educated - a luxury he is in the position to afford, as he has done for all his other children.They alleged that he has made 'substantial financial provision' for Jessica and Eddie and claimed she's 'just angry' because he refused to increase his payments to her.Nick's spokesman told the Sunday Mirror: 'These allegations are not true but Nick will not be responding publicly in an attempt to minimise the negative impact on his son.' Mail Online was unable to reach Jessica for comment.An insider told The Sun : 'He won't be drawn into a public slanging match with Jess and wishes her nothing but the best.Not impressed: Friends of the DIY SOS presenter hit back that her allegations made her look 'very bitter' - as sources claimed he doesn't want to be drawn into a 'public slanging match' (seen in 2014)'For heaven's sake, he took her and Eddie on a fantastic luxury holiday to Barbados just a month ago as friends - hardly the actions of a selfish man who won't pay the bills.'The source added: 'I am 100 per cent sure that he will find a way of paying those school fees, although he will pay them direct to the school rather than increasing her allowance.'The insider also claimed Nick put his three other children through private school and will do the same for Eddie, who he 'absolutely adores'.
According to The Sun, Jessica who is currently receiving £4,000 a month as part of their settlement, is demanding an extra £2,000 a month in order to fund their three-year-old son Eddie's education.