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Rylan returns to social media after 'prioritising mental health' following marriage split

TV star has been taking a break from the limelight since separating from Dan Neal last month

2021-08-06

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Rylan presenting This Morning (ITV)

Rylan Clark-Neal has made a rare return to social media since taking a break from the spotlight last month following his marriage split.

The This Morning host announced his split from husband of four years Dan Neal in July, while telling fans he was "prioritising" his mental health.

In a post yesterday, the TV star paid tribute to his brother and sister-in-law to congratulate them on their recent wedding.

"Thank you for being patient with us"

"After 32 years (genuinely!) my actual age (again genuinely!) they’ve finally done it," the former X Factor contestant said. "Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law. Love you both."

 
 
 
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Addressing his split last month, the TV presenter said on Instagram: ‘I just wanted to write a message to thank you for all the love and kindness you have shown us.

"We are currently prioritising our mental health and looking after the ones around us we love most. I am working towards getting back to the jobs I love in due course. Thank you for being patient with me."

 
 
 
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He added in a statement to The Sun: "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."

The star added: "I have taken time away from work as I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help. I am trying to take each day at a time and would like to thank you to everyone for their support and for respecting our privacy at this time."

Rylan other TV credits include Big Brother's Bit on the Side and Celebrity Gogglebox.

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