‘Heartbroken’ Fern Britton ‘dumbstruck’ as ex-husband Phil Vickery is seen kissing her greatest buddy

Fern Britton is claimed to be ‘heartbroken and dumbstruck’ after photos emerged of her ex-husband Phil Vickery kissing her greatest buddy. 

On Wednesday, the TV chef, 61, was seen passionately kissing Lorraine Stanton, 58, who’s shut friends with former This Morning presenter Fern, 65. 

The trio’s tightknit and years-long friendship was evident in an awash of social media snaps that documented their shut bond, and MailOnline can reveal that Ferne has been left feeling ‘shocked, bizarre and awkward’ by the pair’s betrayal. 

A supply solely instructed MailOnline: ‘Fern finds the scenario bizarre and awkward and has discovered that Lorraine is clearly not a terrific mate. 

‘She’s shocked and is struggling to course of her blended feelings. On the one hand she had felt like she’d moved on  from Phil however she hadn’t anticipated this new romance and it has been onerous to see.’ 

Exclusive: 'Heartbroken' Fern Britton is left 'dumbstruck' as ex-husband Phil Vickery is seen kissing her best friend as her social media is awash with evidence of trio's years-long close friendship (Lorraine, Phil and Fern pictured together in 2017)

Unique: ‘Heartbroken’ Fern Britton is left ‘dumbstruck’ as ex-husband Phil Vickery is seen kissing her greatest buddy as her social media is awash with proof of trio’s years-long shut friendship (Lorraine, Phil and Fern pictured collectively in 2017) 

MailOnline understands that she had been warned of the pair’s romance previous to photos of the pair kissing on the road being made public.  

Fern and Phil introduced their cut up January 2020, with the pair each tweeting in matching statements: ‘After greater than 20 completely satisfied years collectively, [we] have determined to go our separate methods. We are going to all the time share a terrific friendship and our beautiful kids.

‘We might respect it if our privateness is revered at the moment. Thanks in your continued kindness and help.’ 

4 months previous to saying her divorce, Fern and Lorraine loved a charity bike experience with associates in Lake Windermere in September 2019 with photos of the pair shared on social media. 

Previous to their journey there have been loads of photos of the pair having fun with days out, however since then the duo haven’t appeared in a bunch image. 

Fern nonetheless follows Lorraine’s Instagram web page, whose bio reads: ‘Cherish your yesterday’s, dream your tomorrows, however reside for in the present day oh sure!’ 

Final photograph together: Four months prior to announcing her divorce, Fern and Lorraine enjoyed a bike ride with friends in Lake Windermere in September 2019 with pictures of the pair shared on social media

Closing {photograph} collectively: 4 months previous to saying her divorce, Fern and Lorraine loved a motorcycle experience with associates in Lake Windermere in September 2019 with photos of the pair shared on social media

Live for today: Fern still follows Lorraine's Instagram page, whose bio reads: 'Cherish your yesterday's, dream your tomorrows, but live for today oh yes!'

Reside for in the present day: Fern nonetheless follows Lorraine’s Instagram web page, whose bio reads: ‘Cherish your yesterday’s, dream your tomorrows, however reside for in the present day oh sure!’

Based on The Solar, who obtained photos of Lorraine  and Phil kissing, the brand new couple have been on a date and have been seen leaving the resort along with in a single day luggage of their fingers.

A buddy near Fern instructed the publication: ‘They seem like youngsters in love and that will likely be simply so hurtful for Fern. Behaving this manner in public will really feel like a betrayal.’

Phil and Lorraine, a former normal supervisor of a restaurant, could not hold their fingers off one another as they reportedly stopped twice on the street to share a kiss.

Lorraine has been shut with Fern for years they usually have documented their friendship on Instagram and Fb.

She shares two kids together with her husband Simon. Their relationship standing will not be at present identified. 

New couple? On Wednesday, the TV chef, 61, was seen passionately kissing Lorraine Stanton, 58, who has been close friends with Fern, 65, for years (pictured together in 2016)

New couple? On Wednesday, the TV chef, 61, was seen passionately kissing Lorraine Stanton, 58, who has been shut associates with Fern, 65, for years (pictured collectively in 2016) 

Fern and Phil cut up in 2020 after 20 years collectively and Phil’s new public love comes weeks after the TV star revealed she struggled together with her marriage breakdown.

An insider stated: ‘Phil and Lorraine kissing on the road like this will likely be heartbreaking for poor Fern. They seem like youngsters in love and that will likely be simply so hurtful for her.’

‘They’re two of a very powerful individuals in her life and them behaving this manner in public will really feel like a betrayal.’

Phil was final seen on TV on Tuesday morning, serving a sausage tray bake throughout a This Morning phase with Take That is Mark Owen.

The information outlet have reported that Phil stayed in a flat after filming and the next morning he was seen strolling across the capital with Lorraine.

Separated: After the pair called time on their 20 year marriage in 2020, she has also said: 'I don't want to be the poster girl for separation' (pictured together in 2007)

Separated: After the pair known as time on their 20 12 months marriage in 2020, she has additionally stated: ‘I do not wish to be the poster woman for separation’ (pictured collectively in 2007)

Simply two months in the past in July, Fern spoke about how she wished she may’ve ‘persevered’ at their marriage, throughout a brand new interview with Prima Journal.

Fern stated she ‘does not wish to be the poster woman for separate’, and defined that many {couples} expertise their relationship coming to a pure finish.

Reflecting on her powerful however amicable cut up, she stated: ‘This new chapter has come on the proper time for me. I don’t wish to be the poster woman for separation, although, as a result of lots of people undergo the identical factor.

‘Typically, the youngsters depart dwelling and also you have a look at one another and go, ‘Ah, the place can we go from right here?’ I solely want I used to be the type of one who may have persevered by way of that, however I couldn’t,’ she defined.

Breaking the girl code? Lorraine has been close with Fern, 65, for years and they have documented their friendship on Instagram (pictured together in 2017)

Breaking the woman code? Lorraine has been shut with Fern, 65, for years they usually have documented their friendship on Instagram (pictured collectively in 2017) 

Cosy: According to onlookers Phil and Lorraine, a former general manager of a restaurant, couldn't keep their hands off each other as they reportedly stopped twice in the street to share a kiss (pictured in 2014)

Cosy: Based on onlookers Phil and Lorraine, a former normal supervisor of a restaurant, could not hold their fingers off one another as they reportedly stopped twice on the street to share a kiss (pictured in 2014)

The pair share one daughter, Winnie, 20, whereas Fern is mum to twins Jack and Harry, and daughter Grace – who she shares with ex-husband Clive Jones.

She and Phil known as time on their long run marriage after realising it had ‘run its course’ – as they have been left residing solo when their brood flew the nest.

Fern has beforehand defined how tough it’s to ‘bounce again’ from a divorce, sharing again in March that the ‘rebound is tough’.

And it appears she’s nonetheless steering away from relationship for the second, explaining how necessary her personal house is. 

New love: The TV chef, 61, was pictured passionately kissing Lorraine Stanton (pictured), 58, who has been close friends with presenter Fern for year

New love: The TV chef, 61, was pictured passionately kissing Lorraine Stanton (pictured), 58, who has been shut associates with presenter Fern for 12 months

Married: Lorraine shares two children with her husband Simon (pictured) Their relationship status is not currently known

Married: Lorraine shares two kids together with her husband Simon (pictured) Their relationship standing will not be at present identified

The TV persona instructed Prima: ‘I’m not contemplating relationship proper now. I haven’t been seeing anybody and no person has approached me, which is sweet, too.

‘If somebody got here alongside who was beautiful and sort and we didn’t need to reside collectively – if he had his life and I had mine – that may be excellent. 

Concluding: ‘However then again, life is fairly bloody excellent proper now and I’m proud of my firm, so assembly somebody would merely be icing on the cake.’

Fern introduced her cut up from Phil in January 2020, with the pair each tweeting in matching statements: ‘After greater than 20 completely satisfied years collectively, [we] have determined to go our separate methods. We are going to all the time share a terrific friendship and our beautiful kids.

‘We might respect it if our privateness is revered at the moment. Thanks in your continued kindness and help. [sic]’

Struggles: Fern has previously explained how difficult it is to 'bounce back' from a divorce, sharing back in March that the 'rebound is difficult' (pictured in 2015)

Struggles: Fern has beforehand defined how tough it’s to ‘bounce again’ from a divorce, sharing again in March that the ‘rebound is tough’ (pictured in 2015) 

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