Scott Sinclair shares sweet message about ‘family’ after split from actress Helen Flanagan

Scott Sinclair and Helen Flanagan co-parent their three children following their split last year

Scott Sinclair has shared a sweet message about “family” ten months after splitting from I’m A Celebrity star Helen Flanagan. The Bristol Rovers midfielder, 34, took to Instagram to share a snap from a family holiday, showing his brothers, Martin and Jake, who are also professional footballers, and his nephews, nieces and sisters-in-law.

The snap of the family enjoying the pool on holiday, was simply captioned with the words: “Family is everything♥️.” Fans of the footballer flooded the comments with praise and to send their well wishes.

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One fan said: “Have a lovely time with your lovely children,” and another wrote: “Absolutely family is everything. Have a great holiday!” A third chimed in to say: “Amazing pic 😍 Keep smashing it ScottyBoy your kids are credits to you 💚.”

Scott, who first joined Bristol Rovers at just nine years old, split from I’m A Celebrity star, Helen Flanagan, 32, last year. The couple had been together for 13 years, and share three children together, daughters Matilda, seven, Delilah, four and son Charlie, two.

The pair were set to marry after Scott proposed to Helen at Disneyland Paris in May 2018, but it was reported that they had split up in July of last year, just before Helen headed into the South African I’m A Celebrity camp.

They now co-parent their three children, which was evident from their family holiday to Dubai last month, which sparked rumours that the couple has reunited. Onlookers at their hotel began to speculate, and one told The Sun: “Helen and Scott are both booked into the Grosvenor and while they’re making out they’re not together on social media, in reality they have been spending time together with their children.”

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Despite the rumours, it was later confirmed that they aren’t reconciling, as Helen explained that she has started using a dating app, to help her move on. Meanwhile, Scott, also responded to the claims on his Instagram stories, saying: "That’s news to me."

Scott Sinclair shares sweet message about ‘family’ after split from Helen Flanagan. (Photo Credit: Instagram/scotty__sinclair)Scott Sinclair shares sweet message about ‘family’ after split from Helen Flanagan. (Photo Credit: Instagram/scotty__sinclair)
Scott Sinclair shares sweet message about ‘family’ after split from Helen Flanagan. (Photo Credit: Instagram/scotty__sinclair)

When this photo was shared, Helen was making the most of her time, without the children, she enjoyed a stay in her favourite London hotel. The I’m A Celebrity…South Africa star took to Instagram to share a snap, all glammed up wearing a short grey blazer dress, as she sat at a bar.

She wrote: "Watch me. Always the best stay at my fave hotel in London @melondonhotel."

Helen regularly updates her one million Instagram followers on what she’s up to and how she’s feeling. Most recently, she shared just how much she struggles with being in the family home, when her children are away.

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She said: "So this long weekend was my first weekend that I didn’t have my kids as they were having a good time with their daddy and nanna.” The actress explained that when her kids go away, she makes sure that she goes out, usually to London, to meet friends and enjoy a few cocktails.

She added: “I felt like it was time to face being in my family house on my own, which is something I’ve put off for a very long time as I didn’t want to feel sad. But sometimes I suppose you’ve just got to feel stuff and it’s ok to cry.”

Despite their relationship, they have remained devoted co-parents, and Helen has recently agreed with the “Family is everything” sentiment. Speaking to ITV’s Lorraine, Helen revealed that she was “really close” to Scott’s mum, which made the split easier for her.

She said: "I’m really close to Scott’s mum, we’re really really really close, we’re good friends and we always have been so that makes everything a lot easier as well."

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