HANG ON A SEC! MR SCHOFIELD WAS GAY AT BIRTH; WAS MARRIED FOR 27 YEARS, CAME OUT HOMOSEXUAL THIS WEEK. FORGET THE NUANCES; DYNAMICS & KNITTY-GRITTIES OF MATRIMONY; DID THE WIFE KNOW ALL ALONG ANYWAY?
ACCORDING to The Daily Mirror Mr Schofield’s wife is reported as saying the couple are facing the “most emotionally painful time in our 27 years of marriage” after he outed himself as gay; by CRIMSON TAZVINZWA
Stephanie Lowe, 56, married the This Morning star, 57, in 1993 and they share two grown-up daughters together – Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24.
A friend close to the couple previously told The Mirror that Stephanie is “absolutely shattered” that “they have been living a lie for so long”.
The source added: “She and the girls love him very much and will support him as much as they can, but the knowledge they have been living a lie for so long is terribly hurtful.”
“It’s humiliating to think that you’re married to someone who doesn’t love you the way you love them.”
Now Stephanie, who met Phillip while she worked as a BBC production assistant in children’s TV, has broken her silence.