Richie Myler, formerly married to Strictly Come to Dancing’s runner-up Helen Skelton, and his current girlfriend, Stephanie Thirkill, are the proud parents of a new baby boy.
Fans may have noted that Richie wasn’t playing for his rugby side, the Leeds Rhinos, in a recent match. His absence was later explained by the birth of his fourth kid, and his first with Stephanie, as explained by the team’s coach, Rohan Smith.
The Rhinos’ coach explained that Richie was given some time off to spend with his newborn: “Richie has spent a bunch of time in hospital with the arrival of his new little kid, so we’ve given him a little time off to settle in at home.”
Richie and Helen, who hosted Countryfile, were married for 9 years before they divorced in 2022.
Helen posted on Instagram in April 2022 that she and Richie were breaking up, only four months after she had given birth to their third child.
She announced their breakup on Instagram, writing, “Very sad to say that Richie and I are no longer together.” He’s moved out of the house. We are committed to a positive co-parenting relationship for our young children.
After dating for a while, Richie announced he was expecting his first child with Stephanie Thirkill, the daughter of Leeds Rhinos owner Andrew Thirkill.
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Yet only days before Stephanie gave birth to their first child together, Richie and Helen risked an unpleasant run-in with Helen as she took on the duty of commentating at Headingley Stadium in Leeds, where his team was playing.
On Saturday afternoon, the rugby team from Leeds faced off against the Catalans Dragons, and in a magnificent display, they ended their rivals’ five-game winning streak with a 32-22 victory.
One of the players who scored a try was Richie Myler, which could have been embarrassing for Helen if she weren’t such a model professional.
Since the split last year, Helen has been rumored to be joining the line-up for this year’s edition of Celebs Go Dating, an E4 source has told The Sun.
The insider told the outlet: “Helen has already proved she is great on TV and is really interesting to watch. The public really felt for her after her split and bosses think everyone would love to see her dating journey.”
“They are willing to offer her big bucks to take part, but it looks like Helen really isn’t interested in sharing that part of her life.”
Rugby player Richie Myler and their girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill welcomed their first child together, while Myler took time off from playing for Leeds Rhinos.
Myler was previously married to Helen Skelton, who announced their breakup on Instagram in 2022. Skelton is rumored to be joining the lineup for Celebs Go Dating but reportedly isn’t interested in sharing that part of her life.
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