Helen Skelton steps out separately from Richie Myler a WEEK after confirming their marriage is over


Helen Skelton and Richie Myler were seen out and about in Leeds running errands separately on Sunday after The Sun claimed the rugby pro has ‘started a new relationship with a younger woman’.

The Countryfile presenter, 38 announced her split from Richie, 31, after eight years of marriage on Monday. The couple share three children, Ernie, six, Louis, five, and four-month-old Elsie.

Fresh claims also arose on Sunday that Richie has now ‘fled abroad’ with his new girlfriend to ‘ride out the storm’ of the marital split. 

On Sunday, Helen stood out in a vibrant red top, teamed with black leggings and white trainers a she headed out to the shops while Richie was pictured on his way to the barbers.

Tense: It comes after The Sun claims the rugby pro 'started a new relationship with a younger woman' - just one week after confirming their marriage is over

Awkward:  Helen Skelton and Richie Myler were seen out and about in Leeds running errands separately on Sunday

Helen opted for a natural palette of makeup and looked relaxed as she was spotted out at the same time as Richie.  

He cut a casual figure in a black hoodie, joggers and trainers while keeping a low profile in a cap.

Richie looked in high spirits as he took a phone call before heading into the barbers to get a fresh trim. 

Helen hid her wedding ring finger under her sleeve, but has been pictured this week without her ring.

Sad: The Countryfile presenter, 38 announced her split from Richie, 31, after eight years of marriage. The couple share three children, Ernie, six, Louis, five, and four-month-old Elsie

Sad: The Countryfile presenter, 38 announced her split from Richie, 31, after eight years of marriage. The couple share three children, Ernie, six, Louis, five, and four-month-old Elsie

Stepping out: Richie cut a casual figure in a black hoodie, joggers and trainers while keeping a low profile in a cap

Casual: He took a phone call before heading into the barbers to get a fresh trim

Stepping out: Richie cut a casual figure in a black hoodie, joggers and trainers while keeping a low profile in a cap

A source told The Sun Richie is 'now in the early stages of a relationship. Helen has known something hasn't been right in the marriage for a while now.'

A source told The Sun Richie is ‘now in the early stages of a relationship. Helen has known something hasn’t been right in the marriage for a while now.’

Inked: While his wedding band was missing, a 'H' tattoo was clearly visibly on his finger - a tribute to his wife

Inked: While his wedding band was missing, a ‘H’ tattoo was clearly visibly on his finger – a tribute to his wife

Richie meanwhile flashed his ring-free finger as he took the phone call outside the barbers.

While his wedding band was missing, a ‘H’ tattoo was clearly visibly on his finger – a tribute to his wife. 

Richard has reportedly already started a relationship with a new younger woman – just a week after his split from the Countryfile star. 

The Sun claims that the rugby pro who plays for Super League team Leeds Rhinos has been spending time with a young business woman – who the publication have not named. 

Friends of Richie have reportedly said that he has seen the new woman several times recently as their friendship has grown.

A source told the publication: ‘Richie appears to have been spending a lot of his free time with this younger, successful businesswoman. 

Looking good: Helen stood out in a vibrant red top, teamed with black leggings and white trainers a she head out to the shops

Looking good: Helen stood out in a vibrant red top, teamed with black leggings and white trainers a she head out to the shops

Tough week: Helen covered her wedding ring finger with her sleeve, but she has been pictured this week without the ring

Tough week: Helen covered her wedding ring finger with her sleeve, but she has been pictured this week without the ring

Tough week: Helen covered her wedding ring finger with her sleeve, but she has been pictured this week without the ring

Smiling: Richie meanwhile was not wearing his wedding ring and looked in good spirits as he took a phone call

Smiling: Richie meanwhile was not wearing his wedding ring and looked in good spirits as he took a phone call

Keeping up appearances: The rugby player headed into the barber for a hair cut

Keeping up appearances: The rugby player headed into the barber for a hair cut 

‘They are now in the early stages of a relationship. 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.’ 

The Sun also claimed Richie called at the former couple’s home last week to collect his passport, saying he was ‘going on holiday.’ 

A source said: ‘It’s thought he’s taken his new missus so they can be out of the public eye. Helen’s holding it together well, which is admirable given she was blindsided by his new relationship.’

They added that mutual friends think Richie has treated his estranged wife ‘appallingly’ and are ‘shocked’ he has moved on so quickly.

Mailonline has contacted representatives for the pair for comment. 

Split: Helen Skelton's husband Richie Myler has reportedly already started a relationship with a younger woman - just a week after his split from the Countryfile star

Split: Helen Skelton’s husband Richie Myler has reportedly already started a relationship with a younger woman – just a week after his split from the Countryfile star

The former Blue Peter host recently announced she and partner Richie had split and that he had ‘left the family home’, just four months after welcoming their third child, Elsie Kate. 

In the statement posted to her 281k followers on Monday, she wrote: ‘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.’

Just hours after the statement on Monday, Helen was spotted out with their daughter Elsie – and without her wedding ring.

Complicated: The Sun claims that the rugby pro for Super League team Leeds Rhinos, 31, has been spending time with a young business woman - who the publication have not named

Complicated: The Sun claims that the rugby pro for Super League team Leeds Rhinos, 31, has been spending time with a young business woman – who the publication have not named

Helen’s split reveal came just hours after she shared a post about the stresses of motherhood, alluding to her personal issues.

It read: ‘A mama is always full of emotions, full of love, full of anxiety and worries, full of exhaustion and lack of energy, full of mum guilt and doubt, full of pride in her kids, full of pure joy.

‘She feels it all, that’s the beauty of her, she carries it all too, and yet she gets up every day and does it all over again.

Split: Helen announced she and Richie's split via Instagram on Monday - admitting that he has 'left the family home'

Split: Helen announced she and Richie’s split via Instagram on Monday – admitting that he has ‘left the family home’

So sad: Helen and the rugby player tied the knot in 2013. They went on to welcome three children; Ernie, six, Louis, five, and four-month-old Elsie Kate

So sad: Helen and the rugby player tied the knot in 2013. They went on to welcome three children; Ernie, six, Louis, five, and four-month-old Elsie Kate

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