Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe reveals she has secretly SPLIT from Greg Lake months ago following an eight year romanceJennifer, 36,
Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe reveals she has secretly SPLIT from Greg Lake months ago following an eight year romance
- Jennifer, 36, announced the sad news on Instagram on Friday
- She has been sharing loving family pictures on social media since the split
- The couple remain amicable and plan to co-parent son Daye, three
Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe took to Instagram on Friday to reveal that she and ex Geordie Shore star Greg Lake have sadly split.
Seemingly another casualty of lockdown, Jennifer, 36, revealed the couple secretly broke up a couple of months ago – they are parents to son Daye, three.
She wrote: ‘Greg and I decided to part ways amicably a couple months ago.
Sad news: Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe revealed on Instagram on Friday she secretly SPLIT from Greg Lake months ago following an eight year romance (she shared this picture in April)
Amicable split: Jennifer shared this post on Instagram on Friday as she thanked those around her who have been supportive
Announcement: Greg shared an almost identical post to Jennifer on the same day
‘We remain friends and we both will continue to happily co parent Daye and would appreciate privacy during these times.
‘Thank you to everyone who has supported us before, during and after this.’
Jennifer has been regularly sharing pictures of herself with Greg on Daye on her Instagram, with the last family picture appearing on July 12.
It seems that the couple had already split at this point, but they remain close.
I don’t: In 2017, Jennifer had said that marriage was very much on the cards for the couple (pictured at the NTAs in 2018)
On June 12, Jennifer shared a black and white image of Greg kissing Daye on the head, writing: ‘Happy Father’s Day @greglake_ we ❤️ u very much x.’
The news about the split comes a month after Jennifer was shared a picture of herself in a bikini on a post-split holiday at an unknown location.
She oozed confidence as she posed in front of the sea for the Instagram snap.
Jennifer flashed a broad smile as she struck a pose on the shore, showcasing her toned midriff and slender pins in the process with no sign of Greg anywhere.
Memories; Jennifer shared this throwback picture of Greg with Daye in June and wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day @greglake_ we ❤️ u very much x’
In 2018, Jennifer said she thought Greg had proposed to her following their long romance, but she wasn’t having any of it anyway.
She told Loose Women at the time: ‘I thought Greg had proposed to me on my birthday. He got a ring out, I’d just got back from work.
‘I was too tired for it. I said “can we please do this another time, I’m tired”. It was just a ring ‘for us’ though, not an engagement one.’
But the year before, Jennifer told Fabulous magazine thar marriage was very much in their plans.
She said: ‘We’ll probably do it like a party and be like: “Let’s get married next month and we’ll text our friends”.’
‘There will be no ring or anything.’
And while the pair love being parents to son Daye, Jennifer admitted that sleepless nights had put her off having more children.
She told the panel: ‘Sleepless nights have put me off more kids
‘I loved going back to work, loved going in for a few hours and being yourself for a day. I love picking him up afterwards too.’
In a candid chat with OK! Magazine to announce her son’s birth in 2017, Jennifer revealed she had ‘made up’ Daye’s quirky name around two years ago and had stored the name away until the couple made the decision to start a family.
His middle name Colmic is actually an amalgamation of the pair’s father’s names, Colin and Mick.
Before dating Greg, Jennifer was in a relationship with Dancing On Ice pro skater, Sylvain Longchambon. He is now married to Corrie star Samia.
Taking her mind off things: Jennifer showcased her incredible figure while posing in a tan bikini at an idyllic beach location with friends last month