London, Feb 9: British actress-singer Denise van Outen feels that it is difficult to strike a balance between showbiz success and a happy married life.
The 39-year-old ended her four-year marriage with theatre actor Lee Mead in 2013 and describes the break-up as the right decision.
"I'm proud that we've come out of this as pals - you do that for your child. Some people think there should be a massive fallout, but it doesn't have to be like that," van Outen told The Sun On Sunday newspaper.
She concedes that mixing a happy marriage with a showbiz career is never going to work, as far she is concerned, adding that she has realised that when people say you can have everything, unfortunately, it means everything comes with a price, if not a broken heart, reports dailymail.co.uk.
The former couple has a three-year-old daughter, Betsy.
As far as dating is concerned, she needs some time before she starts again.
She is currently busy with her one-woman show "Some Girl I Used To Know" in Manchester, which took two years in making and consumed much of her time.