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

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

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 completely informed MailOnline: ‘Fern finds the scenario bizarre and awkward and has discovered that Lorraine is clearly not an excellent 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 good friend 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 break up January 2020, with the pair each tweeting in matching statements: ‘After greater than 20 glad years collectively, [we] have determined to go our separate methods. We’ll all the time share an excellent friendship and our beautiful youngsters.

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

4 months previous to saying her divorce, Fern and Lorraine loved a motorbike experience with buddies 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 at present 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 motorbike experience with buddies 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 at present: Fern nonetheless follows Lorraine’s Instagram web page, whose bio reads: ‘Cherish your yesterday’s, dream your tomorrows, however reside for at present oh sure!’

In response to The Solar, who obtained photos of Lorraine  and Phil kissing, the brand new couple had been on a date and had been seen leaving the resort along with in a single day baggage of their arms.

A good friend near Fern informed the publication: ‘They seem like youngsters in love and that might 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 arms off one another as they reportedly stopped twice on the street to share a kiss.

Lorraine has been shut with Fern, 65, for years they usually have documented their friendship on Instagram and Fb.

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 buddies with Fern, 65, for years (pictured collectively in 2016) 

Fern and Phil break 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 might be heartbreaking for poor Fern. They seem like youngsters in love and that might be simply so hurtful for her.’

‘They’re two of a very powerful folks 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 referred to as time on their 20 12 months marriage in 2020, she has additionally stated: ‘I do not need to be the poster lady for separation’ (pictured collectively in 2007)

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

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

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

‘Usually, the youngsters depart residence and also you take 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 that might have persevered by 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 lady 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: In response to onlookers Phil and Lorraine, a former normal supervisor of a restaurant, could not hold their arms 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 referred to as time on their long run marriage after realising it had ‘run its course’ – as they had 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 courting for the second, explaining how necessary her personal area is. 

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

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

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 buddies with presenter Fern for 12 months

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

Fern introduced her break up from Phil in January 2020, with the pair each tweeting in matching statements: ‘After greater than 20 glad years collectively, [we] have determined to go our separate methods. We’ll all the time share an excellent friendship and our beautiful youngsters.

‘We might respect it if our privateness is revered at the moment. Thanks on your continued kindness and assist. [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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