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Rylan Clark-Neal returns to social media with family news following shock split

The TV star married Dan Neal in 2015

Gemma Strong

Rylan Clark-Neal had a smile back on his face this week, following his split from husband Dan Neal. The 32-year-old returned to social media to share two snapshots as he celebrated his nephew Harvey's 21st birthday.

The first image shows Harvey's incredible cake, topped with chocolate and miniature vodka bottles, while the second is a picture of uncle and nephew together as they sit side-by-side outside a restaurant.

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"Happy 21st birthday weekend, Harvey," Rylan wrote. "Can't believe my little nephew is not so little anymore!"

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It's a difficult time for Rylan. Just last month, he confirmed the end of his six-year marriage to Dan, admitting to the Sun: "I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rylan took to Instagram in celebration of Harvey's 21st birthday

He continued: "I have taken time away from work as I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help. I am trying to take each day at a time and would like to thank you to everyone for their support and for respecting our privacy at this time."

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Rylan then shared a statement on his Instagram, thanking fans for their support. "I just wanted to write a message to thank you all for the love and kindness you've shown us," he wrote.

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The TV star married Dan in November 2015

"We are currently prioritising our mental health and looking after the ones around us we love most. I am working towards getting back to the jobs I love in due course. Thank you for being patient with me."

Rylan's comments came after fans expressed concern for the star following a seven-week absence from his Radio 2 show and silence on social media.

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The former couple started dating in 2013

Rylan and Dan, a police officer, started dating in 2013. Dan was a contestant on Big Brother, and he met the star through spin-off show Bit On The Side.

The couple got engaged the following year whilst on a trip to Paris and have been married since November 2015. The duo tied the knot in a small, private ceremony surrounded by close friends and family.

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