Phillip Schofield reveals how he told his wife he was gay before publicly coming out

Phillip Schofield reveals how he told his wife he was gay before publicly coming out

British television presenter Phillip Schofield has revealed how he told his wife he was gay before publically coming out.

As per The Sun On Sunday, he explained that his wife of 27 years has known for some time that he is gay and that she gave him the space he needed to come to terms with his sexuality before making it known to the world.

In the video below, Schofield comes out as gay to the world: 

He said: "Steph is my closest confidante. She's been amazing. I have no secrets from Steph.

"We have been very truthful and honest. She has known for a while. When you live with someone you know these things don't you?"

Phillip and his wife Stephanie are pictured below.

Philip Schofield and his wife Stephanie. Credit: PA Images

Schofield continued: "We sat down and we talked and then she left me to have space. I don't know what it would have been like if I had a different person in my life.''

"It has been a process, we started having discussions and it was gradual. There is no question she is a truly remarkable person - the kindest, sweetest soul I could have possibly met.

That is what makes this so hard. Knowing you are hurting the perfect person. But I still love Steph as much as when we first met. More probably."

Phillip Schofield and his co-host. Credit: PA Images

Phillip, who has been married to Stephanie since 1993 and shares two grownup daughters with her, made the revelation about his sexuality on social media on Friday.

As per the Mirror, the 57-year-old has no immediate plans to divorce his wife.

An insider said: "Steph isn’t bitter over Phil’s coming out. She isn’t the type to be spiteful by dragging him into court.''

"She's saying she’ll stick with him until he's settled and happy in a new relationship, and then they'll talk about an amicable split deal."