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Saturday 23rd February 2019

Emmerdale stars Mike Parr and Isabel Hodgins 'split up'

They're been together four years

Michael Parr and Isabel Hodgins have reportedly split.

The couple - who both starred on ITV soap Emmerdale - began dating in 2015, but reportedly decided to call it quits a few months ago when Michael left his role as Ross Barton on the soap in order to try and crack America, whilst Isabel, who plays Victoria Sugden, stayed behind.

Mike and Isabel confirmed their romance in 2016 (Credit: Instagram/@Isabelhodgins)

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A source told The Sun newspaper: "They drifted apart and felt it was better to be mates.

"He has been throwing himself into his social life and has just been on a lads' hol and she is focusing on work, they're both young and want to follow their dreams. They had a meaningful relationship and they'll remember the good times.”

Mike has headed to America (Credit: Instagram/@Mikeparr226)

Isabel is Emmerdale's longest-running actress and has been playing Victoria since she was 12, whilst Michael joined the show in 2013 and began dating Isabel a couple of years later.

They drifted apart and felt it was better to be mates.

The pair first confirmed their relationship a year after they started dating in July 2016 when each posted snaps from identical locations while on a romantic break in Paris, and Michael later posted a gushing tribute to his partner for her birthday.

Isabel attended the National Television Awards last week (Credit: SplashNews.com)

The 31-year-old actor wrote: "Happy 24th birthday to this little one. Who woulda thought that 5’2 (and a half) could pack so much love, devotion and attitude. Thank you for being the most wonderful and caring best friend a boy could ask for. Love you to the moon and back. X.”

Michael left Emmerdale last year, and has since moved to America to try and land a role in Hollywood.

He said of his plans on This Morning: "My granddad fought in Vietnam and got based over in Warrington, England, met my nan, who was a Scouser, shipped them over to Brooklyn, because his family are from Brooklyn.

"When he was going round the airbases my mum was born in Oregon and my mum was born in Mississippi.

Isabel and Mike once shared a kiss on Emmerdale (Credit: ITV)

"I feel like I've had a big American influence in my life, obviously because my mum is American. I feel like it's always calling me. At some point I will [live there].

"I just think it'd be so cool to just maybe do a year in New York and maybe go for it in LA, see if I can get some work out there.”

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