Those looking for dirt on Fadal’s breakup will be disappointed, since much of her renaissance comes from looking forward, not back.“I try not going back to [what went wrong] because I fear I’d be hiding under the bedcovers again with my dog,” says Fadal, who won’t discuss the rumors of Titus’ infidelity surrounding the end of their four-year marriage.Says Fadal: “There’s a lot of life coach-style advice about positive thinking, but I needed something black-and-white — specific suggestions that were concrete.” She is the first to recognize the irony of “The New Single” following on the heels of her previous two dating books, “Why Hasn’t He Called? On top of holding down her job in television news, Fadal helped Titus run their own dating business, where the duo dubbed themselves the “Love Consultants.” They regularly appeared in the media and even filmed a short-lived 2009 Lifetime reality show about their company, “Matched in Manhattan.” Describing the fallout from her divorce as “mortifying” and “embarrassing,” Fadal never thought their image as a happy couple would blow up in their faces. In her new book, Fadal explains what worked for her in the aftermath of the split — such as drinking healthy juices, following to-do lists (a pillar in her West 57th Street apartment serves as a giant chalkboard) and getting therapy.
I don’t want it to be like this two hours from now! Three years on, with the benefit of hindsight, the 44-year-old brunette counts the man’s words as some of the best advice she’s ever received.
“I look back at that night and recognize that guy was really right,” she says.
“I thought: ‘I can do this.’ I got up in the morning, I walked the dog, I went to the gym, I went and got my coffee. I was able to walk around some of the places I’d avoided, where I used to go [with Titus].
“It was liberating.” As for regrets, Fadal reveals that she sometimes fears that motherhood might have passed her by.
Legs shaking, eyes swollen from crying, glamorous WPIX news anchor Tamsen Fadal struggled to put on a brave face at the rooftop party thrown by her network at the Gansevoort hotel in New York’s Meatpacking District.