‘We Had The Greatest Fun Together’: Fern Britton Speaks Out On Split From Phil Vickery After 20 Years Of Marriage
Fern Britton feels ‘confident, strong and indestructible’, a month after announcing the end of her 20-year marriage.
The 63 year old TV presenter, admits she suffered a ‘difficult’ time in splitting with TV chef Phil Vickery, 58.
She opened up for the first time after they parted, and insisting they are both ‘doing OK’, she told Woman and Home magazine: ‘We simply needed to follow our own paths.
‘Over time we realised we weren’t necessarily having the kind of life we once did. It seemed right to say “thank you” and move on.
‘But we do have a good friendship. Phil and I had the greatest fun together and we have the most beautiful daughter together, Winnie… and so we will always be connected.’
The couple broke the news with synchronised tweets on January 29, saying they would ‘always share a great friendship’.
The couple married in 2000 and Winnie, now 18, was born the following year. Miss Britton is also mother to twins Harry and Jack, 26, and daughter Grace, 23, from her first marriage.