RICHARD Madeley took a detour and mentioned his daughter Chloe’s split from James Haskell on today’s Good Morning Britain.
We exclusively revealed on Saturday how fitness professional Chloe, 36, and her former England rugby international James, 37, had confirmed their marriage was over.
The breakup continued to make headlines yesterday and usually a big breakup story was mentioned in the world of entertainment‘s flagship daytime show – but that wasn’t the case today.
This is likely due in part to major global events such as the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the tragic death of Friends star Matthew Perry in LA.
The show also featured an interview with Rebecca Loos, who spoke about her alleged affair with David Beckham two decades ago in light of the ex-footballer’s new careerDocumentary.
One viewer wrote on Hardly the right person to talk about matters.
Another posted: “Has Dickie Madeley mentioned his daughter Chloe yet?”
Yesterday, in light of the split, details of the difficult relationship between Richard and his son-in-law James were resurfaced, confirmed in a joint statement.
It read: “James and I mutually decided to separate at the end of September 2023.
“We had no intention of releasing a statement at the time – especially not while the TV show was airing – but constant speculation about our marriage unfortunately forced us to do so.
“Beyond this statement, we will not speak publicly about this matter and ask for privacy at this time.”
“Our only focus now is on our beautiful daughter. We will continue to co-parent with nothing but love.”
James and Richard previously had an argumentThe day the TV show host insulted the athlete for harassing him in the kitchen.
The former rugby player revealed that his stepfather is a bit short-tempered on such occasionsunder stress.
He told Andi Peters and Josie Gibson on This Morning that harsh words were exchanged as he spent the festive period with his wife’s family.
He said: “was good. This year he wasn’t allowed to cook because when I first met him I was invited . I’m told he can be a bit tricky in the kitchen, so don’t go in there.
“Of course that was a red flag for a son-in-law who wanted to make a good impression.
“I went in there and had a little chat with him. He used one of those ‘F’ words and I quickly went back to my wife and said, ‘I probably have to go, your dad just told me to go’.” “
Tensions between family members recently escalated when James was spotted chatting to another woman one evening at the Chiltern Firehouse.
Since then, 36-year-old Chloe has been spotted out and about without her wedding ring.
An inside source told OK! magazine that Richard is dissatisfied with his son-in-law and it seems as if there could be another bankruptcy between the two .
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They shared: “Richard in particular is not at all happy with the way James is behaving – he will be speaking to him about his behavior.”
“As a father, he wants the best for his daughter and is not afraid to make his feelings heard.”