James Haskell cosies up to mystery woman at VIP party following split from estranged wife Chloe Madeley

James Haskell was spotted cosying up to a mystery woman at the VIP launch of Gilgamesh on St Martin’s Lane in London on Wednesday night, following his split from estranged wife Chloe Madeley.

The former rugby player, 38, and his personal trainer ex-girlfriend, 36, who share a daughter Bodhi, 17 months, announced their split in October 2023, after a decade together and five years of marriage.

During the boozy night out, James was surrounded by a host of women and was getting close to a brunette beauty. 

Following the launch party, a source told The Sun: ‘He’s no stranger to getting female attention and last night was no different.

‘He was chatting to a mystery lady near the bar for some of the night.

James Haskell was spotted cosying up to a mystery woman at the VIP launch of Gilgamesh on St Martin’s Lane in London on Wednesday night, following his split from estranged wife Chloe Madeley 

James has come under fire a lot in the past for sharing X-rated snaps, mocking Chloe on camera, getting cosy with other women and living it up on boys' holidays

James has come under fire a lot in the past for sharing X-rated snaps, mocking Chloe on camera, getting cosy with other women and living it up on boys’ holidays

‘They looked like they were really getting on really well and seemed cosy at times. They were whispering in each other’s ear, smiling a lot and making jokes.’

MailOnline have contacted James’ representatives for comment. 

James has come under fire a lot in the past for sharing X-rated snaps, mocking Chloe on camera, getting cosy with other women and living it up on boys’ holidays.

And while he continues to make subtle remarks towards his estranged wife about her choice of outfits, last summer James was surrounded by scantily-clothed women, while Chloe was back in the UK less than impressed.

The subtle dig is stark contrast to his latest sighting on The Jeremy Vine Show where he gave a latest update on their relationship.

As host Jeremy mentioned that Chloe had appeared on the show recently, he awkwardly joked: ‘I was about to say your wife, and then I thought no ex-wife, or ex, how are you describing each other?’

‘Well she still is technically my wife’ stated James as he confirmed the pair are still living together and co-parenting their daughter.

During the boozy night out, James was surrounded by a host of women and was getting close to a brunette beauty

During the boozy night out, James was surrounded by a host of women and was getting close to a brunette beauty

The former rugby player, 38, and his personal trainer ex-girlfriend, 36, who share a daughter Bodhi, 17 months, announced their split in October 2023, after a decade together and five years of marriage

The former rugby player, 38, and his personal trainer ex-girlfriend, 36, who share a daughter Bodhi, 17 months, announced their split in October 2023, after a decade together and five years of marriage

But yet just last year, James i nsisted Chloe be called his ‘ex-wife’ .

On his podcast the World Cup Afterparty: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly alongside Mike Tindall and Alex Payne, James set up an anecdote about his friend Mike, seemingly with the sole purpose of having an unsubtle pop at Chloe again.

He began: ‘Mike’s personality, actually as Zara told us, is “annoyingly honest Mike”. He sounds like a great person, but he’s not. He comes out after eight bottles of rosé and three bottles of red wine.

‘Then he basically tells you everything that you have ever done wrong and where you have gone wrong with complete disregard for any sensitivity – or anything he has ever done wrong – and also is completely out of context. And he won’t be reasoned with and he will not be argued with, right.’

After a short pause for dramatic effect, James continued: ‘Sounds like my wife actually’.

He then corrected himself to say: ‘Ex-wife actually,’ before adding: ‘No. It’s not official yet. Don’t put that in the papers.’

James has come under fire a lot in the past for sharing X-rated snaps, mocking Chloe on camera, getting cosy with other women and living it up on boys' holidays

James has come under fire a lot in the past for sharing X-rated snaps, mocking Chloe on camera, getting cosy with other women and living it up on boys’ holidays 

Yet despite past swipes, James seemed to have changed his tune as he gushed over Chloe during his chat with Jeremy.

Recalling that he had watched Chloe on the show while he stayed at home to look after Bodhi, he said: ‘Listen we are co-parenting I’m still living at home. I was watching, I was looking after Bodhi, the full hands on co-parenting.

‘But she was brilliant. Chloe is always fantastic. She is one of the best writers and has the ability of articulating points in the best ways.

He added: ‘When she comes on here she is fantastic.’

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