Helen Skelton Looks Chic On First Public Outing After Split From Husband Richie Myler

Helen Skelton cut a chic figure as she stepped out for the Sports Industry Awards at Evolution London.

The Countryfile presenter, 38, was seen in public for the first time since announcing last month that she was divorcing her rugby player, partner Richie Myler, after eight years of marriage. He is now in a relationship with the daughter of the president of his rugby team.

Announcer Helen wore a stylish cream dress with ruffles at the front and the garment ended just above her ankles.

In style: Helen Skelton, 38, looked chic in a cream dress at the Sports Industry Awards at Evolution London, her first public outing since divorce from ex Richie Myler

She wore a pair of black heels with translucent panels to increase her figure by a few inches.

The fence star carried a black bag to match her shoes with its chunky gold chain to match her statement necklace.

Helen was seen posing on the red carpet with Sky Sports News presenter Bela Shah looking glamorous in a pink dress.

Glamor puss: Announcer Helen wore a classy cream dress with ruffles at the front, while carrying a black handbag with a chunky chain to match her necklace

Glamor puss: Announcer Helen wore a classy cream dress with ruffles at the front, while carrying a black handbag with a chunky chain to match her necklace

Moving on: Helen announced last month that she was divorcing her rugby player, partner Richie after eight years of marriage

Moving on: Helen announced last month that she was divorcing her rugby player, partner Richie after eight years of marriage

It comes after Helen reportedly hired a private investigator after she became suspicious of her husband Richie’s behavior before they broke up.

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

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

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

Strike a pose: She wore a pair of black heels with see-through panels to add a few inches to her figure

Helen wore gold earrings to match her necklace

Strike a pose: She wore a pair of black heels with see-through panels to add a few inches to her figure

They said, “Helen is absolutely devastated. Now she is contemplating life without him, while he has moved on with his new partner.

Richie insists there was no crossover, that he started a romance with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed, but Helen feels let down. 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 Up: Helen treated herself to a glass of champagne at the sports awards

Pour It Up: Helen treated herself to a glass of champagne at the sports awards

Two’s company: she posed for pictures next to BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker

Loving life: she seemed in a good mood when she caught up with Ayo Akinwolere

Loving life: she seemed in a good mood when she caught up with Ayo Akinwolere

While Richie insisted there was no crossover and that he began a romance with Stephanie after their marriage collapsed, The Sun reported that Helen suspected infidelity and contacted a private investigator to find out the truth.

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

A friend close to Helen told the publication: “The defeated presenter sensed something was not right in her relationship with Richie.

Hiring a private investigator 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 young family.

“Emotions are running high and the most important thing for Helen is to take care of her three children and make sure they are okay during the difficult split.”

Chipper: Conor Benn showed off his fighting stance as he posed for photos

Chipper: Josh Denzel from Love Island enjoyed a beer

Chipper: Conor Benn (left) showed off his fighting stance as he posed for photos as Love Island’s Josh Denzel enjoyed a beer

Fit and Boots: Tom Daley looked smart in a navy blue velvet suit at the awards ceremony

Fit and Boots: Tom Daley looked smart in a navy blue velvet suit at the awards ceremony

Congratulations!  Tom has won the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award

Congratulations! Tom has won the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award

Sweet: he received the prize from American diver Greg Louganis

Sweet: he received the prize from American diver Greg Louganis

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

‘He has left the parental home. We will do our best to co-parent our little children.”

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

Relationship issues: It comes after Helen reportedly hired a private investigator after she became suspicious of her husband Richie's behavior before their split

Relationship issues: It comes after Helen reportedly hired a private investigator after she became suspicious of her husband Richie’s behavior before their split

Split: Helen announced via Instagram last month that she and Richie had split up, admitting he had

Split: Helen announced via Instagram last month that she and Richie had split up, admitting he had “left the family home”

Their breakup came just four months after the arrival of the couple’s third child, a daughter.

A source close to the couple said: “Helen is devastated. Now she is contemplating life without him, while he has moved on with his new partner.

“Helen is holding it together, which is admirable given that she was taken aback by his new relationship.”

The source added: “Mutual friends feel he treated her terribly.”

Sporty: Stephanie, who studied Retail Marketing Management at Leeds Met University, is a Rugby League fan and attends Leeds Rhinos matches, where she is said to have met Richie

Sporty: Stephanie, who studied Retail Marketing Management at Leeds Met University, is a Rugby League fan and attends Leeds Rhinos matches, where she is said to have met Richie

Stephanie, the new woman in Richie’s life, is listed as the director of two companies run by her father; Age Partnership and Advise Wise are among a group of companies he founded to build his considerable fortune.

She previously studied Retail Marketing Management at Leeds Metropolitan University and works daily as a Marketing Executive at Age Partnership.

In 2018, she married in a lavish ceremony at Bolton Abbey, the Duke of Devonshire’s estate in Yorkshire. The couple is believed to have broken up now.

Family affair: Leeds Rhinos president Andrew Thirkill worth £175m was on Sunday Times Rich List

Family affair: Leeds Rhinos president Andrew Thirkill worth £175m was on Sunday Times Rich List

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

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

The couple bought a £550,000 cottage on the outskirts of Leeds two years ago during lockdown and have spent hundreds of thousands renovating it with a beautifully fitted kitchen and huge French windows overlooking the idyllic garden.

New addition: Helen posted this photo to Instagram of Richie carrying their newborn out of the hospital as the couple split just four months later in April

New addition: Helen posted this photo to Instagram of Richie carrying their newborn out of the hospital as the couple split just four months later in April

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