Richard Madeley, presenter on Good Morning Britain, is reportedly displeased with his son-in-law James Haskell's recent behavior and intends to address his concerns. The split between Haskell and Richard's daughter, Chloe Madeley, was announced recently. A source revealed that Richard, as a father, wants the best for his daughter and is not afraid to voice his opinions.
One issue that reportedly caused tension between Richard and James was an incident during a previous Christmas dinner. James politely asked Richard to step aside to ensure a stress-free meal, as past Boxing Days had turned sour between them. However, Richard's temper apparently flared up, resulting in a heated exchange.
In addition, James made headlines for being photographed in close company with a blonde woman, later revealed to be a PR advisor. Reports have also circulated about his partying with other women while working as a DJ.
During an appearance on This Morning in January, James spoke about his father-in-law's temper when it came to cooking under stress. Richard had apparently banned James from helping out with the festive meal.
Furthermore, Chloe Madeley revealed in a podcast that Richard encouraged her to adopt the Madeley surname after marrying James in 2018. James also shared his experience of Richard attempting to change his name to James Madeley during a TV show. Both Chloe and James expressed different views on the matter, with Chloe hesitant to change her surname, causing friction in their relationship.
After the joint announcement of their split on Instagram, Chloe and James requested privacy and stated that they would not be commenting further. They released the statement earlier than planned due to constant speculation about their marriage.
Although the reasons for their separation were not disclosed in the statement, it is clear that Richard's concerns about James' behavior played a role. It remains to be seen how this ongoing family dispute will unfold.