Helen Skelton’s ex husband Richie Myler shares loved up snap with new girlfriend

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Helen Skelton’s estranged husband Richie Myler looked smitten as he wrapped his arm around new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill (Richie Myler / Instagram)
Helen Skelton’s estranged husband Richie Myler looked smitten as he wrapped his arm around new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill (Richie Myler / Instagram)

Richie Myler has shared a loved up snap with new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill following a romantic weekend getaway to Cornwall.

The 32-year-old estranged husband of TV presenter Helen Skelton and his brunette lover, also 32, can be seen beaming at the camera as they cuddle up to each other.

The rugby player also shared a clip of him swimming in the sea and a stunning image of the landscape.

“Cornwall,” he wrote alongside the post.

Adding: “Was worth a 32 year wait,” followed by a sun and red love heart emoji.

“Thanks for the best weekend! LOVE YOU,” commented Ms Thirkll, the daughter of Andrew Thirkill, who is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175 million.

It’s the second picture he has uploaded in the last couple of weeks after initially keeping their relationship on the downlow.

His previous post saw the couple enjoy a day out at Wimbledon, but he didn’t share a caption.

Myler left the family home he shared with former Blue Peter star Skelton, 39, back in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child together.

The Countryfile presenter confirmed that their eight-year marriage was over in an emotional statement on Instagram Stories, writing: "Very sad to say that Richie and I are no longer a couple. He has left the family home.

“We will be doing our best to co parent our small children.”

Myler’s relationship with Thirkill came to light just days later, though he reportedly insists that there was “no crossover”.

Helen Skelton pictured with her three children whom she shares with ex Richie Myler (Helen Skelton / Instagram)
Helen Skelton pictured with her three children whom she shares with ex Richie Myler (Helen Skelton / Instagram)

”Helen is absolutely devastated,” a source told MailOnline. “Now she is contemplating life without him while he has moved on with his new partner.

“Richie is insisting there was no crossover, that he began the romance with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed, but Helen feels let down. They are still married, and their baby is literally four months old.

“She thought their marriage was safe and secure and is totally shocked by what’s happened.’

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