Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has split from boyfriend Matt Baker, just months after they bought a house together.
A spokesperson for the soap star confirmed to The Sun that Kym, 41, and Matt, 27, are “taking time apart” but remain amicable.
The rep said: “Sadly, we can confirm Kym and Matt have made the decision to take some time apart but remain friends.”
Neither Kym nor Matt has spoken out further.
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The break up will likely come as a surprise to fans, as just recently Kym confirmed the couple had bought a house together in the country.
In February, the star used her OK! magazine column to rubbish claims the move was because of noisy neighbours, saying the pair just wanted a new start in their own place.
“I previously had fantastic (and quiet!) neighbours. The reason Matt and I moved was because we’d been renting for quite a while and wanted to start afresh in our own place. We waited until we’d found just the right place, which we did before Christmas.
“We’re in the process of doing it up and we’re very happy.”
Kym and Matt – who has just bought a restaurant – had been dating since 2015.
The Corrie star – best known for playing Michelle Connor – has been married twice before: to former EastEnders actor Jack Ryder between 2002 and 2009, and to ex Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas from 2012 to 2014.
She had said publicly she is “not closed off” to the idea of walking down the aisle for a third time.
However, she insisted last year that she and Matt were happy with their relationship how it was and were in no rush to wed.
Kym has two grown up children, David and Emilie, from her relationship with ex Dave Cunliffe, and daughter Polly, seven, with ex-husband Jamie Lomas.
Kym and Jamie’s son Archie tragically died just moments after his birth in 2009.
In a 2016 interview with OK! magazine, Kym had said: “You really don’t know what the future holds but I’m so chilled about everything, so I feel happier than ever, really.
“In the past, I’ve made the mistake of rushing into relationships, but neither of us has put any pressure on this relationship and I’m happier because of it.”
Kym added: “He’s wonderful – I’m very lucky.”
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