Mixed Reactions As TV Host Phillip Schofield Comes Out Of The Closet After 27-Year Marriage To A Woman

Date February 10, 2020

Phillip Schofield has ignited different types of reactions after he shared the news about his sexuality. What are people saying? And why do some of them praise him while others criticize him?

A bond with his co-host

Phillip Schofield tied the knot with Stephanie Lowe in 1993. But the partner that many people relate to him most often is his TV co-host, Holly Willoughby.

These two have a very strong on-set chemistry. In fact, Phillip once referred to her as the "sister" he never had amid rumors that the two didn't get along.

Having ups and downs in their friendship is expected considering that, according to The Mirror, Phillip and Holly have been working together for several years. They first collaborated on Dancing On Ice in 2006 and a few years later, they both became the faces of the popular TV show This Morning.

A major announcement

Considering the strong friendship Phillip shares with Holly, it makes sense that he would mention her when making one of the biggest announcements of his career.

On February 7, Phillip Schofield put out a statement announcing his homosexuality. In the powerful post, he stated that he had had some "heart-breaking conversations" at home due to this inner conflict.

Phillip appreciated his wife for being the "kindest soul" and Holly for being "so kind and wise."


The hosts of Loose Women took a moment to send their love to the TV host shortly after his announcement.

In addition, this big revelation sparked some mixed reactions online. A lot of people praised his courage and expressed their support.

However, there were those who thought this was unfair to his wife of nearly three decades and they criticized Phillip for allowing things to play out this way.

Phillip Schofield's family

Here are some interesting facts about his married life and family.

  • Phillip and Stephanie met when they were both working at the BBC.
  • They celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2018.
  • They have two kids together. Their older daughter, Molly is 27, while the younger one, Ruby, is 24.

An announcement like this is sure to inspire so many reactions from a lot of people. His fans all over the world now get to see a different side of Phillip Schofield. Whether or not you agree with how he handled the whole thing, you have to admit that it takes a lot of bravery to face the world this way. He foresaw that not everyone would be on his side but he told his truth anyway. And in the end, as long as he's happy, that's all that matters.