Fern Britton in 2020, and his kiss with her best friend Lorraine Stanton in 2022. He insisted during a new interview that he is "completely" happy with being a singleton and that, although he might be alone, there's no chance of him getting lonely.Chatting to Kaye Adams on her How To Be 60 podcast, the celebrity chef addressed his painful split from Fern after a mammoth 20 years of marriage, but insisted he's not suffering."Life deals you a set of cards and you have to dust yourself off and try again - I won't moan about it or whinge about it," he declared."I'll just get on with life. [Love splits] happen to everybody," the This Morning star continued.Phil made headlines when he was spotted kissing Fern's friend, Lorraine Stanton.
However, the chef insisted they are "just mates" who were "having lunch".He added that he is totally accepting of "never" seeing Winnie, the 21-year-old daughter she shares with Fern, over the festive season, and has no regrets."My daughter never comes for Christmas, she can't come - lots to do.
Honestly it doesn't bother me," he told Kaye.He continued that it was when he neared his 40s that he realised he was comfortable with not being in a committed relationship with anyone, vowing instead to take life as it comes."I've got friends of mine who are deeply unhappy in relationships and putting up with all sorts of rubbish just because they don't want to be on their own - and that's not life!" Phil raged."Nine times out of 10, people are worried about being on their own when they're older."I got to the age of 39...Read more on express.co.uk