Fern went on to retweet her own message, this time captioning it with a number of emojis, including a number of kisses.
On Wednesday, she and Phil had shared identical statements on their respective social media pages.
It read: “After more than 20 happy years together, Phil and I have decided to go our separate ways.
“We will always share a great friendship and our lovely children. We would appreciate it if our privacy is respected at this time.”