Phillip Schofield is still married after coming out because of ‘love and family’

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Dancing on Ice host Phillip Schofield is still married to wife Stephanie Lowe, despite opening up on his sexuality back in February 2020.

Phillip, 58, came out as gay after letting his sexuality “consume” him for the last few years.

In an Instagram post, Phillip announced: “With the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.”

But despite coming to terms with his sexuality, he has no plans of divorcing his wife of 27 years.

Stephanie met Phillip when she was working as a production assistant on the BBC in the early 1990s, and they now have two daughters – Molly and Ruby.

The TV presenter admitted on Chris Evans’ How To Wow podcast that their marriage is a “work in progress”.

He added: “I’m still married to Steph. There is a great deal to talk of divorce – we have not discussed that at all.”

Chatting on The Late Late Show, he shared the reason why he’s still married to Steph, and still wears his wedding ring.

Speak to Ryan Tubridy, he said: “Love and family. It is new, it is all very new. It is all unsure.“

He added: “We are, without question, a work in progress. My whole life is a work in progress and my head is a work in progress.

“We love being together, so I am holding the one solid thing that we all have in our lives – and that is family.

“I am holding onto dignity and if I could have done this without hurting anybody that would be my absolute plan.”

Lastly, the Cube star added: “I would hope that everything I have done and the way I have done it has been sensitive and careful. And thought through and dignified. That is what I am holding onto.”

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Stephanie has said she supports her husband’s “brave step”, adding to the Sun on Sunday: “We have had to face the most emotionally painful time in our 27 years of marriage.”

She continued: “I love Phillip, as much today as I ever have, and always will.

“At the same time, we've been awestruck by the strength and love of our precious girls, even as they've been trying to make sense of it all for themselves. Our family has also been so supportive and will help us going forward."

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