Helen Skelton ‘devastated’ as ex-husband shares snap with girlfriend


England rugby player Richie Myler shared his romantic snaps on Instagram with over 20,000 followers, leaving his ex Helen Skelton “devastated”.

TV presenter Helen Skelton was reportedly “devastated” by “insensitive” holiday snaps shared by her ex-husband Richie Myler.


The couple announced their split in April, just four months after giving birth to their third child together.

England rugby player Richie Myler took to Instagram to share his holiday snaps with girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, but offered limited comment on his post.


Myler told his followers: “Cornwall. It was worth waiting 32 years.”

The only comment came from Stephanie Thirkill, who said: “Thanks for the best weekend! LOVING YOU”.

Richie Myler shared his romantic vacation photos with his followers on Instagram (Credit: @richiemyler – Instagram)

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Helen Skelton (Getty Images)

Helen Skelton is a British television presenter and actress.


She rose to fame in 2008 when she joined the CBBC show Blue Peter, where she was a presenter until 2013.

In 2014, Skelton joined the Countryfile presenting line-up and also presents a program on BBC 5-Live.

  • Age: 39
  • Born: July 19, 1983
  • Life: Yorkshire
  • Partners: None
  • Children: Ernie (7), Louis (5) and Elsie (8 months)
  • Net worth: $6 million
Helen shares three children with ex-husband Richie Myler (Image credit: @helenskelton – Instagram)

A source spoke to New! Magazine on how Helen Skelton is dealing with her split from ex-husband Richie Myler.

The source said: “Helen is devastated. It’s one thing to know it’s happening, but another thing to actually see it.


“It was difficult for him to post it on Instagram. She feels it rubbing her face and it’s like a knife in the heart. It just seems a little insensitive.”

The insider also said New! While Helen has maintained a “dignified silence” following the split, her friends have rallied around her to support her through this time.


Helen is reportedly “focused on the kids and work.”



Helen Skelton took part in a golf initiative with Judy Murray in July.

The couple have attended events together in the past and have spent the last 4 months learning to play golf as part of an initiative to encourage more women and girls to play golf.


Judy Murray is the mother of tennis stars Andy and Jamie Murray.

Jules Hudson is an English archaeologist, television presenter and producer.


Hudson is a regular guest alongside Helen on Summer on the Farm Live but is also known for presenting Escape to the Country on BBC One.

Jules Hudson also just announced that he is teaming up with Chris Kamara for a Cash in the Attic reboot.


Helen Skelton is good friends with TV presenter Julia Bradbury.

Bradbury is best known for her work on Countryfile alongside Matt Baker, but is a regular presenter for the BBC and ITV.


Julia Bradbury is currently sharing her experience with breast cancer and Skelton regularly shares posts from her friend.


Helen shared a Valentine’s Day photo of the couple just weeks before their split (Credit: @Helenskelton – Instagram)

Helen Skelton split from her ex-husband Richie Myler in April 2022.

The couple had been married for nine years after tying the knot in 2013.


Skelton and Myler have three children together: Ernie (seven), Louis (five), and Elsie (eight months).