Tv presenter Phillip Schofield as soon as reportedly ‘fell head over hills’ for a dancer who left her boyfriend for him.
The This Morning presenter, 59, later married and had two daughters following this obvious New Zealand romance, and this 12 months has now come out as homosexual.
Now in a take a look at his romantic historical past by the Day by day Mail, perception has been given into Phillip’s former life as a ‘women’ man.’
Along with his romance in New Zealand with up-and-coming TV star Marika Tautz, Phillip was additionally hooked up to a dancer named Fenella Bathfield, who he met in 1983.
The pair met throughout a New Zealand music awards ceremony.
Phillip later mentioned: “She was completely good and for the primary and solely time in my life to date, I merely fell head over heels in love at first sight.”
Fenella even left her then-boyfriend for Phillip after he received her quantity and managed to swiftly transfer right into a romantic relationship collectively.
A good friend from the time informed the Day by day Mail that they had been “a extremely sizzling merchandise . . . all the time cuddling and kissing”.
There may be additionally an anecodte of Phillip singing Barbra Streisand tunes to Fenella within the automobile.
Alas, the pair’s romance is alleged to have ended when Phillip made his deliberate return to the UK in January 1984, with Fenella remaining in New Zealand.
After additional dalliances again within the UK, Phillip would marry long-term companion Stephanie Lowe in March 1993.
The pair went on to have two daughters: 27-year-old Molly and 24-year-old Ruby.
In February this 12 months, Phillip got here out publicly as homosexual on Instagram in a press release.
He went on to seem in a tv interview with co-presenter Holly Willoughby on This Morning the place he elaborated additional on the state of affairs.
Phillip mentioned of his relationship with Steph: “Yeah, it’s robust, however this isn’t one thing that’s occurred rapidly, I’ve needed to cope with this in my head for fairly a while.
“We have been sincere and open. .. Steph… I am unable to write in any assertion what I really feel about that girl. She’s superb, she’s unbelievable.
“There isn’t any one in my life who would have supported me the way in which… as a spouse, as the way in which she’s supported me. She’s astonishing, actually astonishing.”
Nonetheless, in accordance with a former This Morning colleague who spoke to the Day by day Mail, rumours have persevered about Phillip’s sexuality for years.
They mentioned: “There have been so many rumours about him and homosexual lovers.
“In recent times, he has seemingly began to specific his id with how he attire and carries himself, too.”
The colleague expressed, nevertheless, that they by no means anticipated him to come back out publicly.
Mirror On-line has reached out to representatives of Phillip Schofield for touch upon these stories.
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