Lorraine went on to say that she had also recently lost her stepdad, adding they were “grieving”.
“My children are feeling very vulnerable, and they are very upset about the whole situation.”
Express.co.uk has contacted a represenative for Phil and Fern for comment.
The hospitality worker is said to have been friends with the ex couple for a number of years.
On Wednesday, she and the chef were seen leaning over a suitcase for a kiss following a date in London.