In June, he broke his silence to say: ‘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.’
Co-stars: The Strictly co-presenter was listed solely by his first name when he appeared on the spin-off series, while his co-star Janette Manrara (left) was listed by her full name
Sources close to Rylan told The Mail on Sunday the couple tried to reconcile at their marital home after he spent much of the summer with his mother, Linda, who appears on his Saturday afternoon Radio 2 show.
‘Things were looking so good, like they were back together,’ said one. ‘They hoped they could avoid divorce, but it’s now looking like the only way forward.
‘Many around them were desperately hoping they can win the battle to save their relationship. It’s very sad.’
The couple married in 2015 at Braxted Park in Essex with guests including his This Morning co-stars Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
They met in 2013 and got engaged in Paris. In July 2016, they stepped in for Eamonn and Ruth, becoming the first gay couple to present the ITV programme.
Sad end: Rylan is set to divorce his husband after fighting to save their six-year marriage