Helen Skelton's estranged husband Richie Myler 'is expecting a baby with his new girlfriend'

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Helen Skelton’s estranged husband Richie Myler is reportedly expecting a baby with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill mere months after they ended their marriage.

The presenter, who is currently appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, was reportedly told of the news before Stephanie announced it on social media, and the former couple are maintaining ‘cordial relations.’

Richie ended his eight year marriage to Helen, 39, back in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child, and quickly moved on with Stephanie, 32. 

Baby on the way! Helen Skelton's estranged husband Richie Myler is reportedly expecting a baby with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill mere months after they ended their marriage

Baby on the way! Helen Skelton’s estranged husband Richie Myler is reportedly expecting a baby with his new girlfriend Stephanie Thirkill mere months after they ended their marriage

A source told The Sun that Stephanie and Richie are ‘thrilled’ to be expecting their first child, just six months after their relationship came to light.

They added: ‘Stephanie and Richie are obviously thrilled. They have moved very quickly but are extremely happy together.

‘The timing of the pregnancy may raise a few eyebrows though. It is obviously such a huge step, and one made remarkably quickly off the back of Helen and Richie’s eight-year marriage ending.

‘But Richie and Helen maintain cordial relations, and in a way the timing is actually perfect as Helen is so happy at the moment.’

Over: The presenter split from the rugby star in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child, and he quickly moved on with Stephanie, 32

Over: The presenter split from the rugby star in April, just four months after she gave birth to their third child, and he quickly moved on with Stephanie, 32

The source added that Helen is ‘far too busy’ focusing on her training and rehearsals for Strictly.

It’s thought that Stephanie is already displaying a noticeable bump on social media.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Helen Skelton and Richie Myler for comment.

Stephanie is the daughter of Leeds Rhinos president Andrew Thirkill, who is one of the richest businessmen in Leeds and is worth an estimated £175 million. 

Richie shares two young sons Ernie, six, Louis, five, and daughter Elsie Kate, eight months, with his estranged wife Helen.

Surprise! Helen reportedly learned of the news before Stephanie announced it on social media, and Richie is maintaining'cordial relations' with his estranged wife

Surprise! Helen reportedly learned of the news before Stephanie announced it on social media, and Richie is maintaining ‘cordial relations’ with his estranged wife 

Last month Stephanie shared a gushing tribute to Richie on her Instagram Stories, which he then reposted.

She wrote: ‘Wasn’t a win but couldn’t be more proud of this one. Grand Final at Old Trafford and a great game for you. Love you so much @richiemyler,’ to which he added: ‘Love you.’ 

Posting a picture of himself and Stephanie with her family to his Instagram Stories, Richie also gushed wrote: ‘Finished this season as a family,’ and drew a heart. 

Richie made his relationship with Stephanie Instagram official when they attended Wimbledon together in July. 

His relationship with Stephanie came to light in May, days after it was announced that his eight-year marriage to Helen was over.  

Focused: A source said Helen is focused on competing on Strictly Come Dancing and is'far too busy' training for the show

Focused: A source said Helen is focused on competing on Strictly Come Dancing and is ‘far too busy’ training for the show

Helen was said to feel ‘bewildered’ by the breakdown of her marriage, with a source close to the couple telling MailOnline: ‘Helen is absolutely devastated.’

They continued: ‘Now she is contemplating life without him while he has moved on with his new partner.’

‘Richie is insisting there was no crossover, that he began the 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’s happened.’

Former Blue Peter star Helen confirmed their breakup on Instagram, writing: ‘Very sad to say that Richie and I are no longer a couple. He has left the family home. We will be doing our best to co-parent our small children.’ 

New love: Richie's relationship with Stephanie first came to light in May, just days after Helen announced their eight-year marriage was over

New love: Richie’s relationship with Stephanie first came to light in May, just days after Helen announced their eight-year marriage was over 

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