HELEN Skelton returned to Instagram last night without her wedding ring after it was revealed her husband Richie Myler has a girlfriend.
Helen Skelton returned to social media minus her wedding ring last nightCredit: Instagram
Richie Myler recently left Helen for a younger womanCredit: Getty
It has since been revealed he’s dating the daughter of his club’s multi-millionaire president.
Appearing in an energy saving ad filmed in her kitchen, Helen cupped a mug of coffee as she professionally spoke to camera.
The mum-of-three put on a brave face and showed it’s business as usual as far as her career is concerned.
Rugby league ace Richie has moved on with marketing exec Stephanie Thirkill, 32, whose businessman dad Andrew Thirkill is worth a whopping £175million.
A source said: “Richie appears to have been spending a lot of his free time with this younger, successful businesswoman.
“They are now in the early stages of a relationship.”
Helen’s announcement that the marriage was over shocked her fans, just four months after the star gave birth to the couples third child.
The Countryfile and Springtime On The Farm presenter posted a message on her Instagram account which read: “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.”
A friend of the couple said: “Helen has known something hasn’t been right in the marriage for a while now.
“She was absolutely dumbstruck when it finally ended. The split has been incredibly tough on Helen.
“She is being supported by her family and friends who are all rallying around her. Everyone is in a state of shock at their break up.”
Richie is said to have “fled abroad for a holiday with his new girlfriend” after dumping his TV presenter wife.
Pals say the Leeds Rhinos scrum-half called at the couple’s home last week to collect his passport.
BBC presenter Helen and Richie married in December 2013 and live in Leeds.
The pair met through friends and were together from 2011.
They have sons Ernie, six, Louis, five and daughter Elsie, four months.
Stephanie with her rich dad AndrewCredit: Social Media
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