In 2022, her eight-year-old husband, Richie Myler, ended their relationship and very quickly moved on with a younger woman who is now pregnant with their baby.
And on Monday, Helen Skelton, 39, used the royal family’s unofficial motto: “Never complain. Never explain,” as she got over the breakup and “just moves on” raising her three kids as a single mom in 2023.
The Strictly Come Dancing star proved unflappably classy – as she has been throughout the ordeal – posting a black and white snap of herself to Instagram as she introduced herself to the upcoming New Year.
Graceful: On Monday, Helen Skelton, 39, used the royal family’s unofficial motto in an Instagram post as she finalized her split from Richie Myler, 32
Helen shared a photo of herself smiling during a former Strictly rehearsal and wrote: “Hey 2023…that’s me. Never complain. Never explain. Just go on.’
The dignified Countryfile host also thanked her professional dance partner Gorka Marquez for the snap, noting that he’s “everyone’s social media content man.”
Helen shares Ernie, seven, Louis, five, and baby Elsie, one, with ex Richie Myler, who she split from in April.
The rugby player separated from their marriage and left the family home just weeks after the birth of their third child. Now he’s expecting a baby with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill.
Ex: Richie left her marriage just a few weeks after the birth of her third child. The rugby star is now expecting a baby with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill
Moving on: It comes after Helen revealed the atmosphere at Strictly’s live finale would see her through ‘all the dark days’.
It comes after Helen, who is going through a rough patch after splitting from her husband of eight years, Richie earlier this year, revealed the atmosphere at Strictly’s live finale would see her through “all the dark days”.
When Helen appeared on Lorraine, she touched on getting over her heartache on the show, admitting she “just wanted to do it.” [her] children proud.”
She confessed, “Look, I just wanted to make my kids proud. So we didn’t quite bring that trophy home, but we did create memories that would last a lifetime,” she explained.
The presenter added that winning “would have been the perfect way to say thank you” for the good that Strictly has done for her emotionally.
She said: “If I could bottle this atmosphere from Saturday, it will get me through all the dark days. It was just the best feeling. It just shows what happens when you surround yourself with good people.
New love: It was recently announced that Stephanie Thirkill, 32, is now pregnant with her and Richie’s first child
Helen’s ex Richie is now expecting his first child with girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill, 32, daughter of the multi-millionaire president of Leeds Rhinos.
It has been reported that the rugby player first saw Stephanie just days after his split from wife Helen.
Helen was said to have felt “confused” by the breakdown in her marriage, and a source close to the couple told Web: “Helen is absolutely devastated.”
They continued, “Now she’s contemplating life without him while he’s moved on with his new partner.”
Stephanie is the daughter of Andrew Thirkill who is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175million.
Exes: In October, Helen – who shares three children with Richie – declined to comment on Richie’s new relationship out of respect for everyone involved (pictured together in 2012)
In an October interview with The Telegraph, Helen declined to comment on Richie’s new relationship out of respect for everyone involved, noting: “You can’t have an opinion on someone else’s life until you’ve walked in these shoes.
“And my family is happy, my kids are happy and that’s all that matters at the end of the day.”
Explaining that she agreed to participate in Strictly to end the year on a positive note, she claimed, “I think it would have been disrespectful for me not to have done Strictly. For my family who needs to see me having a great time. It’s not just for me.’
Helen continued, “I don’t see myself as a victim, no, because I mean, look … There are a lot of people who have been in my situation who haven’t been given the opportunities that I have.”
So close: She narrowly missed out on the Glitterball trophy at the end of the year (pictured in the final with Gorka Marquez)