Richie Myler goes for stroll with Stephanie Thirkill

PICTURED: Helen Skelton’s estranged husband Richie Myler enjoys a romantic stroll with new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill after leaving his family home in shock split

  • The Countryfile presenter, 38, announced last month she had split from her rugby player partner after eight years of marriage 
  • The sports pro has since begun a new relationship with the daughter of the multi-millionaire President of the Leeds Rhinos club he plays for 
  • Richie has insisted there was no crossover and that he began the romance with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed 
  • It was later reported that Helen had suspected infidelity and got in touch with a private eye to help uncover the truth 

Helen Skelton’s estranged husband Richie Myler was seen enjoying a romantic stroll with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill on Monday.

It marks the first time the pair have been spotted together since Richie, 31, split with Countryfile presenter Helen, 38.  

The sports pro and his wife ended things last month after eight years of marriage, with Helen reportedly hiring a private investigator after she became suspicious about her husband’s behaviour.

First outing: Helen Skelton’s estranged husband Richie Myler was seen enjoying a romantic stroll with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill on Monday

Stephanie, who is the daughter of the multi-millionaire President of the Leeds Rhinos club Richie plays for, stepped out for the walk in a low-key ensemble.

She donned an oversized red jumper and patterned leggings, with her brunette locks in a top knot. 

Richie sported an all-black ensemble with a pair of shorts and a complementing hoodie, layered over a white T-shirt.

A source told The Sun: ‘They seemed really content together. They wandered down to the reservoir before a peaceful stroll on one of the tracks in the late sunshine. You can get away from everything there.’  

Stroll: It marks the first time the pair have been spotted together since Richie, 31, split with Countryfile presenter Helen, 38

Split: The sports pro and his wife ended things last month after eight years of marriage, with Helen reportedly hiring a private investigator after she became suspicious about her husband’s behaviour.

Stephanie and Richie met at a rugby dinner last autumn — when Helen was pregnant with their now four-month-old daughter Elsie Kate.

Helen and her estranged husband also share sons sons, Ernie, six, and Louis, four.

A source recently told Mail Online how heartbroken Helen, felt ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage to Richie.


Outfit: Stephanie donned an oversized red jumper and patterned leggings, with her brunette locks in a top knot

Laid back: Richie sported an all-black ensemble with a pair of shorts and a complementing hoodie, layered over a white T-shirt


A source told The Sun: ‘They seemed really content together. ‘They wandered down to the reservoir before a peaceful stroll on one of the tracks in the late sunshine’

And while Richie is insisting there was no crossover and that he began the romance with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed, The Sun reported that Helen had suspected infidelity and got in touch with a private eye to help uncover the truth.

The outlet also revealed how she contacted Stephanie’s estranged husband, who lives in North Yorkshire, to address their relationship and the timeline surrounding it.

The new woman in Richie’s life is listed as a director of two companies run by her father; Age Partnership and Advise Wise which are among a group of businesses he established to help build his considerable fortune.

Emotional: A source recently told Mail Online how heartbroken Helen, felt ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage to Richie

She previously studied Retail Marketing Management at Leeds Metropolitan University and on a day-to-day basis, works as Marketing Executive at Age Partnership.

In 2018, she married in a lavish ceremony at Bolton Abbey, the Yorkshire estate of the Duke of Devonshire. It is believed the couple have now separated.

Helen married Richie in December 2013, and the pair have three children together.


Claims: While Richie is insisting there was no crossover and that he began the romance with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed, The Sun reported that Helen had suspected infidelity and got in touch with a private eye to help uncover the truth

Split: Helen announced she and Richie’s split via Instagram last month, admitting that he had ‘left the family home’

Until the announcement of the break-up, they appeared to the outside world to have the perfect marriage, with many expressions of their devotion on social media in recent weeks.

The couple bought a £550,000 cottage on the edge of Leeds during lockdown two years ago and have spent hundreds of thousands renovating it with a beautifully appointed kitchen and huge French windows overlooking the idyllic garden.

Former Blue Peter star Helen confirmed their breakup on Instagram less than two weeks ago, 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.’

She added two broken heart emojis to the post shared last month with her 278K followers.

Parents: Helen and Richie’s split came just four months after they welcomed their new baby daughter, Elsie Kate

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