Schofield publicly revealed that he is gay earlier this year while speaking on the popular ITV talk show.
“Just before Christmas, well during Christmas, I was cleaning – I clean when I’m stressed, I tidy up – so I was cleaning a surface at Christmas, wiping it down and Jill, my wonderful mother-in-law, said, ‘You are the perfect man, you know’,” he said.
“And I just said, ‘No Jill, no I’m not,’ but it was the sweetest thing to say. So yeah, big support from them.”
Schofield also passed on the message he had been given by his father-in-law after he came out.
“I may be your pa-in-law,” read the message, “but think of me as your surrogate pa, and long may it continue. As long as Steph’s OK we don’t have a problem.”
After Schofield told his father-in-law he was “very deeply sorry to disappoint” him, he then replied: “Nothing to be sorry for here son, so cheer up!”
“I couldn’t have wanted anything else really,” added Schofield, who recently stated that he and Lowe plan to remain married.
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