On a night out, Phillip Schofield and his wife Stephanie Lowe held hands in a rare display of PDA.
PHILLIP SCHOFIELD and his wife Stephanie Lowe have maintained a cordial relationship since the This Morning host came out as homosexual last year, and the couple showed their affection for one another at a party in London last night.
Phillip Schofield had been married to Stephanie Lowe for 26 years when he revealed his sexuality in February of last year. The couple, however, have stayed close, holding hands as they left Langan’s Brasserie, where many celebrities gathered to honor interior designer Kelly Hoppen on her CBE yesterday night.
The This Morning host wore a black roll-neck under a grey jacket and black trousers that matched.
Stephanie, 57, went for a teal top with black slacks and a black coat to keep warm.
Phillip took Stephanie to see Adele’s one-off show, An Audience with Adele, earlier in November, and it wasn’t the former couple’s only night out together this month.
Despite their breakup and now living separately, Phillip and Stephanie, who share children Molly and Ruby, have remained close friends.
The actor said it was a big relief to come out as gay at the time of the announcement.
“It’s strange because everyone I’ve spoken to, including you, has been so supportive and kind and caring, and my entire family has grabbed us and said, ‘it’s fine, it’s ok, we love you, we’re proud of you…'” he told Holly Willoughby last year.
Despite acknowledging “the hurt that I am causing to my family,” he praised his wife and said she has been “amazing” in her support.
“This is something that has prompted many heartbreaking conversations at home,” the host remarked. Steph and I have been married for about 27 years, and we have two lovely grown-up daughters, Molly and Ruby.
“Despite their own perplexity, my family has hugged me so close: they have attempted to cheer me up, to smother me with compassion and affection.”
Just before Christmas 2019, the This Morning host told his wife’s parents that he was gay while cleaning the kitchen in preparation for a family lunch.
“But right before Christmas, well during Christmas, I was cleaning – I clean when I’m anxious, I straighten up – so I was cleaning,” Phillip said on Chris Evans’ How To Wow podcast.