In an interview with the Radio Times, she said of her then-blossoming relationship with her ex, fellow swimmer and personal trainer Harry Needs: "He was younger than me.
She was the best swimmer in the world, so her education qualities and background some weak.A source told The Sun: "Becky’s friendship with Dean may have contributed to the split. Being away from Harry for such a long time made things strained too."uk has contacted a spokesperson for the star following these reports.REBECCA Adlington has revealed the reason her 18-month marriage to Harry Needs failed was because he had to work out if he liked her for who she was or what she had achieved.Now the swimmer who won two golds at Beijing in 2008 is questioning his motives for marriage.She said: “He was younger than me, he saw Beijing and really idolised me.The retired swimmer and Olympic champion also said that she felt those concerns when she began dating her now ex-husband and fellow former swimmer Harry Needs, as he was younger than her and “idolised” her.“He was younger than me, he saw Beijing and really idolised me.She said: "He was younger than me, he saw Beijing and really idolised me.“We were dating for a long time and Harry had to step back and say, ‘I have to figure out whether I like you or whether I like you because of everything you’ve achieved’.” She added: "He wanted to make sure he was with me for the right reasons." The couple split in March last year and said they "remain friends".Opening up about becoming a first-time mum, Rebecca, who won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, said it was harder than any training or achievements in the pool.She previously said: "Being a parent is bloody hard work. We’re knackered.” Speaking to Radio Times ahead of her appearance on a new radio series called On The Sporting Couch, she said splitting in the public eye made the separation harder. It baffles me that someone thinks they can comment on someone’s life they know nothing about.” While she's free and single Rebecca says she won't be looking for love online.