Nicolette Kluijver still gets along well with her ex Joost Staudt, despite the fact that the two have split up. Last February, the couple announced that they would end their eight-year marriage. Their children, however, notice little of the changed situation, says the 35-year-old presenter in an interview with Vrouw .

"It's actually been very quiet from the moment we released that news," says Kluijver.

"Little has changed. The children don't notice much either, because we are still good with each other. The children also continue to live in the farm. Joost and I take turns and then temporarily live at a different location in the neighborhood."

The presenter emphasizes that they are still a family, which she describes as a " modern family" . "We even went on vacation as a family."

Kluijver thinks that her illness - the lung cancer in 2017 - played a major role in the fracture. "I think it was difficult to find each other after such a bumpy road. In such a tough situation you can either hold each other very tightly or you lose each other. The latter has happened, we just lost each other."

She says she has become a "different Nicolette". "He once fell in love with a different woman than I am now. I am no longer carefree, carry a large backpack, that's the difference. I am different, very searching and that is what does not work between us now."

On the other hand, Kluijver indicates that she is still so good with Staudt that she wonders what is missing. "No, I am not implying that it can be okay again, I don't know. What I do know is that I want to become more complete myself."

Kluijver and Staudt have three children together: seven-year-old Isabella and five-year-old twins Ana-Sofie and Jesse.