Helen Skeltons ex-husbands family break silence as he celebrates birthday

The family of Helen Skelton's estranged husband, Richie Myler, have spoken out for the first time since the pair split last month.

Richie, who plays for Leeds Rhinos, celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday and his sister Rachel was quick to post a sweet birthday message on her Instagram Story.

She shared a picture of the two of them and said: "Happy birthday to the best big brother a sister could ask for! I love you so much and I'm so proud of who you are!"

Saturday also saw Countryfile star Helen, 38, return to our screens after taking a step back for a while following her breakup.

Since the news of the separation, Helen had taken a break from presenting.

She had been absent from her role on BBC's Countryfile but returned to host the rugby league coverage on Channel 4.

Helen was at Hull KR's Super League clash with Catalans Dragons as she stood in for main anchor Adam Hills.

She announced the end of her eight-year marriage in an emotional statement back in April.

Taking to Instagram Stories, Helen said: "Very sad to say Richie and I are no longer a couple.

"He has left the family home. We will be doing out best to co-parent our small children."

She also added two broken heart emojis to the post.

Helen married Richie in December 2013.

The pair have three children together – Ernie, six, Louis, four and daughter Elsie Kate, who was born last December.

Richie has yet to publicly comment on the breakdown of his marriage, which came just four months after the arrival of their daughter.

It has, however, been revealed that he is now dating Sophie Thirkill, the daughter of the multi-millionaire Leeds Rhinos president Andrew Thirkill.

Andrew, a lifelong Leeds Rhinos fan, is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175 million.

Sophie is listed as a director of two companies run by her father – Age Partnership and Advise Wise.

She previously studied Retail Marketing Management at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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