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Rylan Clark-Neal celebrates brother’s wedding after split from husband Dan

Rylan Clark-Neal was seen celebrating his brother’s long-awaited wedding in a post he shared to Instagram on Thursday. 

The TV presenter, 32, has kept a low-profile on social media since it was revealed he has split from husband Dan Neal. 

Rylan was seen for the first time since news of the break-up surfaced at the beginning of August as he attended his brother Jamie’s wedding in Essex.

‘They’ve finally done it’: Rylan Clark-Neal was seen celebrating his brother’s long-awaited wedding in a post he shared to Instagram on Thursday

Low-profile: Rylan has rarely posted online following news he has split from husband Dan Neal

Low-profile: Rylan has rarely posted online following news he has split from husband Dan Neal 

‘After 32 years (genuinely!) my actual age (again genuinely!) they’ve finally done it. Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law. Love you both,’ Rylan shared alongside a photo from the nuptials.

It saw his brother’s wife proudly wearing her wedding band as she rested her hand on groom Jamie’s shoulder.

Rylan returned to social media in July after a two-month hiatus. 

On his return, he shared a statement thanking fans for the ‘love and kindness’ they have shown him over a difficult few months. 

The former Big Brother’s Bit On The Side host penned: ‘I just wanted to write a message to thank you all for the love and kindness you have shown us.

Breaking his silence: Rylan shared a statement with fans at the beginning of July thanking them for their 'love and kindness' during a difficult time

Breaking his silence: Rylan shared a statement with fans at the beginning of July thanking them for their ‘love and kindness’ during a difficult time

Quiet: Rylan's last post on Instagram before taking a two-month hiatus was a selfie he took with his mum wearing matching face masks

Quiet: Rylan’s last post on Instagram before taking a two-month hiatus was a selfie he took with his mum wearing matching face masks

‘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.’

As he signed off, Rylan added: ‘Thank you for being patient with me.’

Rylan’s last post on Instagram before his statement was shared was on 9 May and was a picture of himself and his mum ‘colour co-ordinating’ in matching masks.

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.

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. 

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.’

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’.

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.

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.’ 

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.’  

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. 

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.



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