Phillip Schofield carries flowers on 28th wedding anniversary after coming out as gay

Phillip Schofield carried a bunch of flowers on his 28th wedding anniversary to wife Stephanie Lowe, a year after he came out as gay.

The This Morning star, 58 – who recently called their relationship a ‘work in progress’ and insisted they hadn’t discussed divorce – stepped out in double denim as he held onto the bouquet in west London on Monday after fronting his ITV programme.

The couple tied the knot at Ackergill Tower on 29 March 1993 and went on to have daughters Molly, 28, and Ruby, 25. 

Milestone: Phillip Schofield carried a bunch of flowers on his 28th wedding anniversary to wife Stephanie Lowe in west London on Monday, a year after he came out as gay

Milestone: Phillip Schofield carried a bunch of flowers on his 28th wedding anniversary to wife Stephanie Lowe in west London on Monday, a year after he came out as gay

Milestone: Phillip Schofield carried a bunch of flowers on his 28th wedding anniversary to wife Stephanie Lowe in west London on Monday, a year after he came out as gay

Switching out of his smart TV attire, the presenter opted for a casual look in a blue shirt, styled with matching jeans and canvas trainers.

The broadcaster sported a protective face mask as he prepared to mark his milestone at home.

Late last year, the host admitted he is ‘not fixed in any way’ and he still has to ‘come to terms’ with his life after publicly coming out as gay in February. 

Still close: The This Morning star, 58, recently called their relationship a 'work in progress' and insisted they hadn't discussed divorce (pictured in 2020)

Still close: The This Morning star, 58, recently called their relationship a 'work in progress' and insisted they hadn't discussed divorce (pictured in 2020)

Still close: The This Morning star, 58, recently called their relationship a ‘work in progress’ and insisted they hadn’t discussed divorce (pictured in 2020)

Out and about: The host stepped out in double denim as he held onto the bouquet in west London on Monday after fronting his ITV programme

Out and about: The host stepped out in double denim as he held onto the bouquet in west London on Monday after fronting his ITV programme

Out and about: The host stepped out in double denim as he held onto the bouquet in west London on Monday after fronting his ITV programme

Relaxed: Switching out of his smart TV attire, the presenter opted for a casual look in a blue shirt, styled with matching jeans and canvas trainers

Relaxed: Switching out of his smart TV attire, the presenter opted for a casual look in a blue shirt, styled with matching jeans and canvas trainers

Sharp appearance: The Dancing On Ice star pictured on TV earlier in the day

Sharp appearance: The Dancing On Ice star pictured on TV earlier in the day

Relaxed: Switching out of his smart TV attire (R), the presenter opted for a casual look in a blue shirt, styled with matching jeans and canvas trainers

Talking about his family on BBC Radio 5 Live, the Dancing On Ice star said: ‘We love each other massively. We are a loving family, that hasn’t changed… it’s us four but different.

‘We are a work in progress. I’ve been very honest about all of this and there’s no question, we have to pick our way through this daily as a family.  

‘And that’s what we are doing. We are making our way through very unusual and unexpected waters.’

When asked by hosts Scott Mills and Chris Stark how he was doing, Phillip added: ‘I’m okay. I am still a work in progress. I still have to come to terms with my life and with me.’ 

Candid: Late last year, the TV star admitted he still has to 'come to terms' with his life after publicly coming out in February (pictured with Holly Willoughby)

Candid: Late last year, the TV star admitted he still has to 'come to terms' with his life after publicly coming out in February (pictured with Holly Willoughby)

Candid: Late last year, the TV star admitted he still has to ‘come to terms’ with his life after publicly coming out in February (pictured with Holly Willoughby)

Family first: The couple tied the knot at Ackergill Tower on 29 March 1993 and went on to have daughters Molly, 28, and Ruby, 25 (pictured in 2018)

Family first: The couple tied the knot at Ackergill Tower on 29 March 1993 and went on to have daughters Molly, 28, and Ruby, 25 (pictured in 2018)

Family first: The couple tied the knot at Ackergill Tower on 29 March 1993 and went on to have daughters Molly, 28, and Ruby, 25 (pictured in 2018)

The media personality also explained how a legal end to their marriage has not been brought up, telling Chris Evans on his How To Wow podcast: ‘I’m still married to Steph. There is a great deal of talk of divorce – we have not discussed that at all.

‘With divorce…that has not been discussed. We are picking our way through and however that works and it’s a work in progress. I am a work in progress. Steph is a work in progress.

‘It is not in my nature to hurt people and so I have to reconcile myself with the fact that I have done that. Indeed I have done that and I tried very hard not to. 

‘I also say, is it possible to come out and not hurt your wife? No of course it isn’t. My greatest concern is that she is okay.’ 

The father-of-two has credited his longtime spouse for being supportive following his revelation.

The TV star previously told co-star Holly Willoughby on This Morning: ‘There’s no one in my life who would have supported me the way, as a wife, as the way she supported me. She’s astonishing, literally astonishing.’ 

Phillip – who had confessed the secret of his sexuality ‘was going to give him a breakdown’ – spoke candidly about struggling to accept himself for the first time in his memoir Life’s What You Make It.

Close: The pair jetted on a sweet family holiday to Paris last February, just weeks after his revelation (pictured)

Close: The pair jetted on a sweet family holiday to Paris last February, just weeks after his revelation (pictured)

Close: The pair jetted on a sweet family holiday to Paris last February, just weeks after his revelation (pictured)

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