Sarah Ferguson Addresses Rumors That She and Prince Andrew Are Back Together

Although they divorced more than two decades ago, Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson and Prince Andrew are one former couple who many thought (or at least hoped) would get back together.

Unlike Prince Charles and Princess Diana who publicly displayed their dislike for one another after they separated, the Duke and Duchess of York maintained a good relationship and spoke very fondly of one another over the years. They’ve remained so close in fact that they are surrounded by constant rumors that they’re back together and could be walking down the aisle again soon. With no confirmation or denial from either of them, fan speculation has been building. But now Ferguson has spoken out about what’s going on with these two and we’re all ears.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York | Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Ferguson puts out statement regarding rumors

Fergie is fully aware that several media outlets have reported that she and Andrew are back together so she put out a statement through her spokesman addressing the rumors.

“The Duke and Duchess remain good friends as they have been for many years, and nothing has changed,” the duchess‘ spokesperson said.

The Express also noted that a source close to the prince denied reports that they rekindled their romance.

Why they probably won’t remarry

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew's wedding day
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson | John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images

Another reason that we’ll probably never see another picture of the pair similar to this has to do with Andrew’s father, Prince Philip. As long as he’s alive, the duke and duchess are not going to be standing at the altar together because of Philip’s loathe for his former daughter-in-law.

The Duke of Edinburgh has not been a fan of Fergie’s since her toe-sucking scandal back in 1992 when she was still legally married to his son. Philip has held a grudge and refuses to forgive her for the damage she caused to his family’s reputation, which makes it unlikely that she and Andrew would disregard the family patriarch’s feelings and get hitched again.

If they married each other after Philip passed on that would be viewed as disrespectful so they probably wouldn’t go that route either. But really there’s no reason for them to get married again especially since Ferguson has previously said they are “the happiest divorced couple in the world.”

The state of their relationship today

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew| Samir Hussein/WireImage

Another thing that has fueled some of these reconciliation rumors is the duke and duchess’ living situation. Even though they divorced in 1996 they still live under the same roof. The two reside together in the Royal Lodge at Windsor.

In 2015, reports swirled that Ferguson had moved out of that residence and into another property the exes share in Verbier, Switzerland. But by 2018, she was back at Windsor Great Park again living with her ex-husband and admitted that they enjoy tea time together.

“Although we are not a couple, we really believe in each other,” she said. “We’re totally respectful of each other’s position and thoughts and we listen to each other … And we sit round the table and have afternoon tea together. It’s a very important part of our lives.”

Read more: Why is Sarah Ferguson Still a Duchess After Her Divorce From Prince Andrew?

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