EXCLUSIVE: James Haskell is seen for the first time since Chloe Madeley split while she sports racy boots for outing with daughter Bodhi – after he accused her of ‘never dressing sexily for him’
James Haskell has been pictured for the first time since it was confirmed he has split from his wife Chloe Madeley after five years of marriage.
The couples marriage came under the spotlight after James, 38, was spotted looking cosy with another woman on a night out outside a London nightspot last month.
They have since confirmed they have decided to separate, announcing their split in a statement last week after they were spotted without their rings on several outings.
The former professional rugby player was seen for the first time since the statement was released as he arrived at his podcast tour on Tuesday afternoon.
James was joined by his co-hosts Mike Tindall and Alex Payne ahead of their live showing of the World Cup After Party: The Good, The Bad and Rugby Live.
Pictured: James Haskell has been pictured for the first time since it was confirmed he has split from his wife Chloe Madeley after five years of marriage
The couples marriage came under the spotlight after James, 38, was spotted looking cosy with another woman on a night out outside a London nightspot last month (pictured Chloe)
Split: They have since confirmed they have decided to separate, announcing their split in a statement last week after they were spotted without their rings on several outings
James was dressed casually in a tight-fitting T-shirt, which he wore with a pair of blue jeans and trainers, with a maroon New York Yankees baseball cap.
As James and the team were spotted arriving at the theatre, his estranged wife was seen out in London with their daughter Bodhi, 14 months.
Chloe looked sensational in a baggy hoodie and a pair of thigh high-boots, while wearing her blonde locks loose and a beige cap to accessorise.
Chloe’s appearance comes after James could be heard complaining that she never ‘dressed slutty’ for him on the most recent episode of their reality show.
While Chloe and James had their disagreements, they decided to put any tension aside for date night, heading out for an evening of crazy golf and drinks.
While getting ready, Chloe mused: ‘I know it’s a date but also it’s an active, competitive date so I’m not going to be dressing – like I ever do – like a girly girl.’
This prompted James to scoff: ‘Why are you pretending that you ever get really dressed up? You’re lying!
‘You always sit on a date and go ‘does it upset you that I don’t wear any makeup and never dress up?’ It’s more the fact you do something and you worry about it!’
Outing: The former professional rugby player was seen for the first time since the statement was released as he arrived at his podcast tour on Tuesday afternoon
Casual: James was dressed casually in a tight-fitting T-shirt, which he wore with a pair of blue jeans and trainers, with a maroon New York Yankees baseball cap
Arrivals: The Good, The Bad and The Rugby host Alex Payne arriving
Support: One man was seen slapping James on the back as he arrived
Chloe said: ‘I feel bad because…’ but James jumped in to say: ‘Not bad enough to ever change it though!’ as she continued: ‘In my head we’re leaving the house and I’m comfortable and I’m warm and that’s all I care about.
‘Then we get there and other girls, like Love Island-style girls walk in and I’m like oh s**t, poor James.”
As James reasoned: ‘I never complain’, Chloe continued: ‘I dress a bit slutty, just not girly.’
James then quipped: ‘You always dress slutty when I’m not there which is even worse.’
The final episode of the reality series concluded with Bodhi’s first birthday party, which was attended by the couple’s parents.
The scenes were filmed a month before Ms Madeley and Haskell separated, with the couple formally announcing their split last weekend with a joint statement.
The couple, who married in 2018, had fuelled speculation about their relationship after the personal trainer emerged without her wedding ring as she partied with friends – shortly after the former rugby player was pictured chatting to a mystery blonde outside a London nightspot.
In a joint update shared to Instagram, they announced: ‘Chloe and I mutually decided to separate at the end of September, 2023.
‘We had not planned on releasing a statement at this time – certainly not while the television show was airing – but constant speculation about our marriage has, unfortunately, forced our hand.
‘Beyond this statement, we will not be speaking about this matter publicly, and we would request privacy at this time.
‘Our sole focus now is our beautiful daughter. We shall continue to co-parent with nothing but love.’
Since the split, James has been spending time with Mike and his wife Zara at the Rugby World Cup in France.
The former I’m A Celebrity contestant documented the trip on his Instagram page as he moved on from his break-up.
James recently spoke about his relationship with Mike and Zara in an exclusive interview with MailOnline.
When asked if he and Chloe had ever double dated with the couple, James said: ‘No, we’ve never been on a double date, but we’ve hung out lots together, but we’ve never double dated.
‘Me and Mike are very close, and Zara are very close, but we don’t double date.’
James also admitted that Mike did better in the I’m A Celeb jungle than him, as was ‘much more popular and likeable’ than he was.
He said: ‘I gave him some sage advice for the Jungle that perhaps most people wouldn’t have given him, and he has said on the record that my advice was helpful.
‘But it turns out that he didn’t need any of it, and was unbelievable, and much more popular, and likeable than I am.’
Hello! Mike greeted two women outside the venue
Team: The group were pictured waiting outside the venue
All smiles: Mike appeared to be in good spirits as he greeted someone
Woah! Mike was spotted jumping out of the front of a lorry
Good landing! He made a dramatic landing back on the ground
Solemn? James cast a glum figure as he made his way into the event
Meanwhile: Chloe looked sensational in a baggy hoodie and a pair of thigh high-boots, while wearing her blonde locks loose and a beige cap to accessorise
Stepping out: Chloe cut a sizzling figure in the thigh-high boots
Cute! She carried little Bodhi in her arms who was wearing a pink hoodie and leggings
Accessories: Chloe added a chain necklace and a cap to her look
Ringless: Chloe is no longer wearing her wedding ring following the split
Mum and daughter: The duo looked to be having a lovely day together
These boots! The towering boots boosted Chloe’s petite frame
During the interview, James also touched on how he booked a DJ gig on their daughter’s due date.
While Chloe didn’t give birth for another 10 days, he admitted during the chat that he doesn’t think she has forgiven him for the decision.
‘I was booked for a DJ set on her on her due date and as you know, she was never going to give birth on June, and it was for Carl Cox, possibly the greatest DJ in in the world.
I said to her, “It’s 45 minutes down the road – can I go?” Obviously, she was a bit concerned that she was going to give birth…
And as it turned out, she didn’t give birth for 10 days, so if I had have turned it down, I would never have lived with myself, and it was for Carl Cox – there are priorities and there are priorities. DJing for Carl Cox is a once a lifetime.
‘If she had have gone into birth, I had a driver standing by if anything happened, but I’m not sure she’s actually forgiven me for that.’
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