Stephanie Lowe, the wife of British TV host Philip Schofield who came out as gay after 27 years of marriage, has broken her silence.
Schofield on Friday morning, took to Instagram to reveal that he’s gay before appearing on This Morning to discuss his announcement.
Stephanie has now spoken publicly about it for the first time.
In an interview with Tontrends on Sunday, Steph, 55, said: “We’ve had to face the most emotionally painful time in our 27 years of marriage.”
Phil and Stephanie, 55, got married in 1993 after they met when she was a BBC production Assistant and he was working for the BBC Children’s television.
Their 27-year marriage is blessed with two daughters, Molly, 27, a talent manager, and Ruby, 24.
Philip said he “knew” he was gay when he married his wife. He added that he believes he’s known he was gay throughout his marriage to Stephanie, saying: “Whatever was ”there’ I thought, ‘OK, whatever this is, you stay back because I am happy.’ ”
He added that he was “naive” to think he could keep his homosexuality under wraps when he married Steph 27 years ago.
A source claims Stephanie is not ready to end their marriage until he is settled in a new relationship.
The source told The Mirror: “Steph isn’t bitter over Phil’s coming out. She isn’t the type to be spiteful by dragging him into court. She’s saying she’ll stick with him until he’s settled and happy in a new relationship, and then they’ll talk about an amicable split deal.”