TOWIE’s Dan Edgar has opened up about losing his pet dog Oliver following his split from ex Amber Turner.
It’s the first time the 33-year-old has spoken about the custody row, which he joked was like “having children”.
Amber, 30, and Dan, 33, left fans stunned after they called it quits in May after a six-year relationship.
Since then fans have worried who will keep their goldendoodle now they’ve broken up.
But we can now exclusively reveal that Amber has got full custody of Oliver , their beloved pooch she and Dan shared throughout their relationship.
Telling The Sun about fears he’d be separated from Oliver, Dan said: “That’s what I was most concerned about.”
But he explains Amber’s mum has stepped in to help her look after him, while he sees the pup “from time to time”.
“Amber’s mum is really good with the dog,” Dan said.
“I’ve moved out now and Amber’s staying in the house for however long.
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“It’s round the corner from her mum who’s got a family dog that Oliver really gets on with.
“When Amber’s away, her mum takes the dog, but I still see the dog from time to time.
“It’s one of those things… for the first time in my life I’ve had to deal with this.
“I’m thinking ‘what do I do about this?’, it’s weird. There’s an attachment there with the dog and I want to help her with him but then we’re talking….”
After tralling off, Dan added: “We only have communication about the dog. It’s like having a kid.”
Amber previously revealed: “It is difficult because we have a dog together. He messaged my mum the other day asking how the dog was and I messaged him saying he could just message me directly.
“Oliver loves him and he loves Oliver so I would never want to stand in the way of their relationship.”
Since the breakup, Dan has officially moved out of the luxurious Chigwell property they shared – but he still hasn’t returned his keys, he admitted recently.
Diags questioned Dan why not, joking it was because he wanted to “keep the keys to her heart.”
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Dan snapped back, saying: “I’m not holding onto them for any particular reason I just needed to go back and get stuff still.”
Speaking about their dramatic breakup , Amber told The Sun: “Of course I still love Dan. I have a lot of love for him.”