Rylan Clark-Neal is seen for the first time since splitting from husband Dan as he attends his brother’s nuptials – and he’s still wearing his wedding ring
- Rylan, 32, was seen at his brother’s wedding in Essex on Tuesday
- It was confirmed in June that Rylan and his husband Dan had split, almost six years after they tied the knot
- Rylan was said to be ‘in a dark place’ following the breakdown of their marriage
Rylan Clark-Neal was seen for the first time on Tuesday when he attended his brother Jamie’s wedding ceremony in Essex.
The TV star, 32, was still wearing his wedding ring, despite announcing in June that he had split from his husband Dan.
Rylan cut a dapper figure in a sharp navy suit and appeared in high spirits while chatting to guests outside the venue and enjoying a beer.
First sighting: Rylan Clark-Neal, 32, was seen for the first time on Tuesday when he attended his brother Jamie’s wedding ceremony in Essex
Wedding ring: The TV star was still wearing his wedding ring, despite announcing in June that he had split from his husband Dan
Rylan and Jamie’s mother Linda was also in attendance alongside other guests and Rylan added a pop of colour to his smart get-up with stylish silver cufflinks.
The former X Factor star wore his jet black hair slicked back and was sporting an impressive tan.
A white lily poked out from Rylan’s left chest pocket and he teamed his crisp white shirt with a white tie.
It was revealed that Rylan and Dan went their separate ways in June almost six years after they tied the knot, with Rylan announcing he is ‘seeking help’ for issues following his seven-week absence from BBC Radio 2.
Dapper: Rylan cut a dapper figure in a sharp navy suit and appeared in high spirits while chatting to guests and enjoying a beer
Family: Rylan and Jamie’s mother Linda was also in attendance alongside other guests, who Rylan appeared to know well
Last month it was revealed that former Pussycat Doll Nicole and Simon Cowell are ‘amongst the stars rallying around the presenter’ who is in a ‘very dark place’ amid the breakdown of his marriage.
It was reported that Katie Price has ‘been his rock’ as he comes to terms with what has happened, while Ruth Langsford has also been offering her support.
A source told Closer: ‘Katie Price in particular has been his rock over the last few weeks, and given she’s been through three marriage splits herself, she understands the torment he’s going through.
‘Nicole has also been messaging him and has given him a list of books that have helped her through painful break-ups.’
The source further revealed to the publication that Rylan was in a ‘very dark place’ but found it ‘hugely comforting’ to have his friends supporting him.
Looking good: The former X Factor star wore his jet black hair slipped back and was sporting an impressive tan
Mingling: The TV personality was seen mingling with guests as his brother prepared to tie the knot
The news came after Rylan thanked fans for their support and revealed he is working towards returning to his jobs amid his marital breakdown.
Taking to Instagram in July, he penned: ‘I just wanted to write a message to thank you all for the love and kindness you have shown us.
‘We are currently prioritising our mental health and looking after the ones around us we love the most. I am working towards getting back to the jobs I love in due course. Thank you for being patient with me X’.
Flowers: A white lily poked out from Rylan’s left chest pocket and the star added a pop of colour to his look with silver cufflinks
Immaculately: Rylan’s beard had been immaculately groomed for the big day and he teamed his crisp white shirt with a matching tie
In June, Rylan broke his silence on the split, saying he made a ‘number of mistakes’ that led to the ‘breakdown’ of their marriage.
In a statement, he said: ‘Following reports about Dan and I spending time apart, I feel I have to speak out – as the way it is being reported is unfair.
‘I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage. I have taken time away from work as I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help.’
Stunning venue: The venue used by Rylan’s brother for his big day was beautiful and the ceremony appeared to take place in a stately home
Seeking help: Last month, Rylan announced he is ‘seeking help’ for issues following his seven-week absence from BBC Radio 2 in the wake of his and Dan’s split
Rylan added he is trying to take each day at a time and thanked his fans for their support and respecting the couple’s privacy.
The presenter and his husband Dan’s split was the result of their different desires in life, sources revealed to MailOnline.
Insiders divulged details of the demise of their relationship, citing Rylan’s well-publicised desire to have children and Dan’s longing for a TV career as part of the reason for the split, saying: ‘They just couldn’t resolve their differences’.
Friends of Rylan and Dan, who has a 21-year-old son Cameron, have stated they are ‘unsurprised’ by news of the split due to their different aims in life.
Sources recently told MailOnline: ‘Rylan loved being a step-dad and was wonderful but it just couldn’t fill the gap he felt for wanting his own children.’
Rylan has made no secret of his broodiness, saying in 2019: ‘I have a 19-year-old stepson already – Cameron – and he’s amazing. I want to be a dad, I’d love it to happen, it’s when and how.’
Sad: Rylan and his husband Dan split in June with the former being left ‘in a dark place’ (pictured together)
Insiders also revealed that Dan’s desire for fame was a large part of their relationship and he has even have multiple showreels made in a bid to win success.
The source went on: ‘Dan really wants a TV career. He looks at Rylan being so effortless. He’s had showreels made and would love to be a TV star’.
After hosting This Morning together in 2017 as stand-ins for the lead presenters, Dan’s TV career failed to take off further while Rylan remained firmly in the spotlight.
Later that year, Rylan spoke about their marriage to BUILD series LDN, where he explained that their relationship was often filled with arguments.
Reaching out: Rylan thanked fans for their support and revealed he is working towards returning to his jobs amid his split from husband Dan
He said: ‘We recently did something together and it was about being the perfect match and they had to keep stopping and say ‘you have to make out you like each other’ because that is me and Dan and I think that’s real…
‘I hate when you see all these people on TV and they’re like ‘I love my husband, he’s so amazing, he’s my soul mate, he’s my best friend’, it’s like shut up, are you joking?…
‘Mine does my head in! I wake up next to it and go to sleep next to it, that’s enough! Obviously we love each other but we row all the time, I think that’s normal?…
‘With me and Dan we’re both on a level, we both get it, things that annoy him, annoy me and then I’ll get annoyed and he’ll ask me why I’m annoyed and that’s why we row because we both do the same things to wind each other up…
‘Sometimes that’s a recipe for disaster but that’s why we get on and our families get on so well. It is like one family now.’
Tough: The presenter and his husband Dan’s split was the result of their different desires in life, sources revealed to MailOnline (pictured in 2017)
While insiders spoke of Dan’s desire for fame, at the time Rylan said about their work together, saying: ‘We recently did something together…
‘Dan and I, we don’t work together. We’re not that sort of couple that do the magazines and stuff like that, good for you if that’s what you want to do but I hate it. I can’t stand so when me and Dan did This Morning..
‘The only reason we did that is because it was such a big deal, we were the first gay couple to do it, it meant something and we’re done it a couple of times.
‘We might do it again, we might not but it’s not top of our list because Dan likes to do his thing and I like to do my thing.’
Rylan said: ‘I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage’ (pictured together in 2016)
According to The Sun, Rylan decided to step back from work amid the couple’s decision to separate and he will be back on the airwaves soon.
A source said: ‘Rylan’s one of the most beloved people on TV so fans will be sad to hear what has happened. He often spoke of their relationship on air and they even co-hosted an episode of This Morning but unfortunately things haven’t worked out.
‘They don’t want to discuss it in public and a bit of time off is probably for the best for now.’ MailOnline contacted Rylan’s representatives for comment at the time.
Rylan and Dan first met in 2013 when the former police officer was a contestant on Big Brother while Rylan was hosting spin-off show Bit On The Side.
The pair started dating after Dan left the house, getting engaged in September 2014 and marrying in November 2015 surrounded by friends and family and a host of famous faces including Amy Childs and Gok Wan.
Rylan’s last appearance on his Saturday afternoon Radio 2 show was on May 8, but station bosses have been unable to give any confirmed date for the star’s return.
Breakup: The presenter and his husband Dan’s split was the result of their different desires in life, sources revealed to MailOnline (pictured together in 2016)
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