Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes have split and called off their wedding, it’s claimed.
The couple, who got engaged in January, allegedly couldn’t make the relationship work but are hoping to remain friends after their breakup.
They briefly split last year after six years together but got back together in September and Gareth, 35, proposed just four months later.
A source close to the couple told Manchester Evening News
“They still care very much about each other and want to remain friends, but the wedding has been called off.
“Her family and close friends have been supporting her through the split.
“Although it’s a painful time she’s trying to keep busy with various projects and auditions.
“They tried to make it work but sadly it’s not meant to be.”
Mirror Online has contacted the pair’s reps for comment.
Faye opened up about their time apart in March, telling Fabulous Magazine they’re stronger than ever.
The actress, who played Kate Connor in Coronation Street , called the relationship “intense”
She explained: “I can’t tell you how much stronger we are.
“It’s unbelievable how far we’ve come in such a short space of time. I like the way that we’ve not just gone back to our old ways but found ‘us’ again in a whole new light.
“It’s a very intense love, like nothing I’ve ever felt, and I don’t want that to go away. So I’m not letting it go.”