Helen Skelton Shares Funny Sports Industry Awards Snaps After Husband Split

Helen Skelton cut a chic figure as she attended the Sports Industry Awards on Thursday and took to Instagram on Friday to share some behind-the-scenes snaps.

The Countryfile presenter, 38, was seen publicly for the first time since announcing last month that she had split from rugby player partner Richie Myler after eight years of marriage. He is now dating the daughter of the president of his rugby team.

She shared a series of photos in an elegant cream dress with ruffle detailing down the front, the garment ending just above her ankles.

Looking good: Helen Skelton cut a chic figure as she attended the Sports Industry Awards on Thursday and took to Instagram on Friday to share some behind-the-scenes snaps

Make a brave face: She captioned the series of photos:

Putting on a brave face: She captioned the series of photos: ‘We didn’t win but we played some good golf along the way!’

She wore a pair of black heels with transparent panels to add a few inches to her stature.

The screen star wore a black bag to match her shoes with her chunky gold chain matching her statement necklace.

In one shot, she posed with Ayo Akinwolere, and another saw her smiling with a group of glamorous women inside the event, as she seemed in high spirits.

She captioned the series of photos: ‘We didn’t win but we played some great golf along the way!’

Having fun: In one shot, she posed with Ayo Akinwolere, and another saw her smiling with a group of glamorous women inside the event, as she seemed in good spirits

Having fun: In one shot, she posed with Ayo Akinwolere, and another saw her smiling with a group of glamorous women inside the event, as she seemed in good spirits

Glamour: She shared a series of photos in an elegant cream dress with ruffled details on the front, the garment ending just above her ankles

Glamour: She shared a series of photos in an elegant cream dress with ruffled details on the front, the garment ending just above her ankles

Moving on: The Countryfile presenter, 38, was seen publicly for the first time since announcing last month that she had split from rugby player partner Richie Myler after eight years of marriage

Moving on: The Countryfile presenter, 38, was seen publicly for the first time since announcing last month that she had split from rugby player partner Richie Myler after eight years of marriage

It comes after Helen allegedly hired a private detective after she became suspicious of her husband Richie’s behavior before they split.

The sports professional has since started a new relationship with the daughter of the multi-millionaire chairman of the Leeds Rhinos club he plays for.

A source told Mail Online how heartbroken Helen felt “bewildered” by the breakdown of her marriage to Richie, 31, whose new partner is Stephanie Thirkill, 32.

Pals: Helen was seen posing on the red carpet with Sky Sports News presenter Bela Shah, who looked glamorous in a pink dress

Strike a pose: She wore a pair of black heels with sheer panels to add a few inches to her stature

Helen wore gold earrings to match her necklace

Strike a pose: She wore a pair of black heels with sheer panels to add a few inches to her stature

They said: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated. Now she contemplates life without him as he has moved on with his new partner.

“Richie insists there was no crossover, that he started the romance with Stephanie after their marriage fell apart, but Helen feels disappointed. They are still married and their baby is literally four months old.

“She thought their marriage was safe and secure and is totally shocked by what happened.”

Pour it out: Helen treated herself to a glass of champagne inside the sports awards

Pour it out: Helen treated herself to a glass of champagne inside the sports awards

Two’s company: She posed for snaps alongside BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker

While Richie insisted there was no crossover and that he started romance with Stephanie after their marriage fell apart, The sun reported that Helen suspected infidelity and contacted a private investigator to help uncover the truth.

The outlet also revealed how she reached out to Stephanie’s estranged husband, who lives in North Yorkshire, to address their relationship and the timeline surrounding it.

A close friend of Helen’s told the publication: “The devastated presenter felt something was wrong with her relationship with Richie.

“Hiring a private detective was the last thing she wanted to do, but she felt she had no choice and needed to know the truth for the sake of her sanity and her young family.

Loving life: She seemed in good spirits as she caught up with Ayo Akinwolere

Loving life: She seemed in good spirits as she caught up with Ayo Akinwolere

“Emotions are running high and the most important thing for Helen is looking after her three children and making sure they are well during the difficult separation.”

Former Blue Peter star Helen confirmed her split from Richie on Instagram last month, writing, “Very sad to say that Richie and I are no longer a couple.”

“He left the family home. We will do our best to co-parent our grandchildren.

She added two broken heart emojis to the post shared last month with her 278,000 followers.

Relationship issues: This comes after Helen allegedly hired a private detective after she became suspicious of her husband Richie's behavior before their split

Relationship issues: This comes after Helen allegedly hired a private detective after she became suspicious of her husband Richie’s behavior before their split

Their separation came just four months after the arrival of the couple’s third child, a baby girl.

A source close to the couple said: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated. Now she contemplates life without him as he has moved on with his new partner.

“Helen is holding up well, which is admirable considering she’s been blindsided by her new relationship.”

The source added: ‘Mutual friends believe he treated her appallingly.’

The new woman in Richie’s life, Stephanie is listed as a director of two companies run by her father; Age Partnership and Advise Wise, part of a group of businesses he started to help him build his considerable fortune.

Split: Helen announced she and Richie were going their separate ways via Instagram last month - admitting he had

Split: Helen announced she and Richie were splitting via Instagram last month – admitting he had ‘left the family home’

Previously, she studied Retail Marketing Management at Leeds Metropolitan University and works day to day as Marketing Manager at Age Partnership.

In 2018, she married in a lavish ceremony at Bolton Abbey, the Yorkshire estate of the Duke of Devonshire. The couple are now believed to have separated.

Helen married Richie in December 2013 and the couple have three children together.

Until the breakup news broke, they seemed to the outside world to have the perfect marriage, with many expressions of their devotion on social media in recent weeks.

The couple bought a £550,000 cottage on the outskirts of Leeds during lockdown two years ago and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars refurbishing it with a beautifully fitted kitchen and huge patio doors to the idyllic garden.

New addition: Helen posted this photo on Instagram of Richie carrying her newborn baby out of the hospital, with the couple going their separate ways four months later in April

New addition: Helen posted this photo on Instagram of Richie carrying her newborn baby out of the hospital, with the couple going their separate ways four months later in April

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