Helen Skelton took to social media on Tuesday to share that she was having a “lovely day” while enjoying a walk in the countryside.
The Strictly Come Dancing star, 39, shared the post just hours after her ex-husband, Richie Myler, posted one of his own, beaming with his pregnant girlfriend, Stephanie Thirkill.
She announced the split from rugby league player Richie, 32, in 2022 as it was reported that he had embarked on a relationship with Stephanie, also 32, during their marriage.
Six months later, news broke that the new couple was expecting their first child together, with Richie cradling his girlfriend’s bump in a beaming black-and-white snap this week.
Seemingly to show that she’s staying buoyant despite Richie’s post, Helen took to her Stories shortly after to take a scenic photo on her walk, playing the song ‘lovely day’ over her.
Staying buoyant: Helen Skelton broke her social media silence on Tuesday as her ex-husband Richie Myler celebrated the news of her pregnancy with his new girlfriend Stephanie
Expectant parents: Richie shared a post this week with his girlfriend Stephanie (pictured) as they celebrated the news of her pregnancy by cradling her tummy
Clearing the mind: Seeming to show that she’s keeping up her spirits despite Richie’s post, Helen took to her Stories shortly after to take a scenic photo on her walk, playing the song ‘lovely day’ over her
While a day later, he praised the ‘bravery’ of youngest daughter Elsie Kate, whom he welcomed in December 2021, just months before her husband left the family home.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Helen, who is also a mother to Ernie, seven, and Louis, five, decided to start with the little girl and shared a photo of her during a trip to Soft Play.
‘On International Women’s Day it only seems right to recognize the one year old (14 months) who is so brave that she joins the big kids in the circus… ohhhh little lady can’t wait to see you conquer the world.
“Here are the daughters we have been blessed with and the older brothers who stand by their side.”
Helen also proved that friendship was key when she went on to yell at all the women in her life, sharing a plethora of snaps with friends and family.
Shouting out her Strictly co-stars, the host posted photos with Kaye Adams, Fleur East, Molly Rainford and Ellie Simmonds.
As her ex-husband prepares to welcome another child, it looks like Helen might be moving on too, after reports circulated this week that she’s been “casually dating” with the strictly professional Vito Coppola.
the presenter teamed up with professional dancer Gorka Marquez32 years old, in the last series of the program, but now it is stated that the friendship between her and the Italian Vito has blossomed.
More: The presenter split from the rugby star, pictured together, in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child, and quickly moved on with Stephanie, 32.
Proud: While a day later, she praised the ‘bravery’ of youngest daughter Elsie Kate, whom she welcomed in December 2021, just months before her husband left the family home
Women’s Day: Helen also proved that friendship was key when she went on to say hello to all the women in her life, sharing a plethora of snaps with friends and family.
Here Come The Girls: Shouting out to her Strictly co-stars, the host posted photos with Kaye Adams, Fleur East, Molly Rainford and Ellie Simmonds.
The couple have reportedly “bonded” while riding the inter-city tour bus.
A source told the Mirror: ‘Helen and Vito were good friends during Strictly, but they became very close during the tour.
‘There were two buses for the cast: the party bus and the silent bus.
“They spent a lot of time chatting on the quiet bus and getting to know each other. They have a lot in common, for example, a love of the outdoors.
‘In between shows they would also spend time together one on one, like going out for coffee, just the two of them.
So if the whole group went to dinner, they would sit together, deep in conversation.
The source added that Helen wanted to stay away from Vito if people took out their phones, as she didn’t want to be seen in the background near the dancer if a photo or video was taken.
Richie acknowledged his girlfriend’s pregnancy for the first time on social media with this week’s new post, simply captioning a love heart emoji.
In the fall of 2022, a source said Sun that Stephanie and Richie are “delighted” to be expecting their first child, just six months after their relationship came to light.
They added: ‘Stephanie and Richie are obviously excited. They have moved very quickly but are extremely happy together.
New romance? As her ex-husband prepares to welcome another child, it looks like Helen might be moving on too, after reports circulated this week that she’s been “casually dating” the strictly professional Vito Coppola (pictured).
Partnership: Helen teamed up with professional dancer Gorka Márquez, 32 (right), on the latest series of the show.
However, the timing of pregnancy can raise some eyebrows. It’s obviously a big step, and it came remarkably quickly following the end of Helen and Richie’s eight-year marriage.
Stephanie is the daughter of Leeds Rhinos chairman Andrew Thirkill, who is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175 million.
His relationship with Stephanie came to light in May, days after it was announced that his eight-year marriage to Helen had ended.
Helen was said to be feeling ‘baffled’ by the breakdown of her marriage, with a source close to the couple telling MailOnline: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated’.
They continued: “Now she is contemplating life without him while he moves on with his new partner.”
Richie insists there was no crossover, that he began the affair with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed, but Helen is disappointed. They are still married and their baby is literally months old.
“She thought her marriage was secure and is totally shocked by what happened.”
Family: In addition to the youngest Elsie, Helen also shares sons Ernie, seven, and Louis, five, with Richie