It's over: Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes are said to have parted. The couple went on and off for seven years and got engaged in January, but it is now said that they have canceled the wedding

Gareth Gates and Faye Brooks & # 39; SPLIT & # 39; after seven years together because they canceled the wedding after they realized that it was & # 39; not meant to be & # 39;

Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes are said to have separated.

The couple went on and off for seven years and got engaged in January, but it is now said that they canceled the wedding and went their own way.

A source close to the singer, 35, and Corrie actress, 31, claimed that although the couple wants to remain friends, they could not make their relationship work.

It's over: Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes are said to have parted. The couple went on and off for seven years and got engaged in January, but it is now said that they have canceled the wedding

It's over: Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes are said to have parted. The couple went on and off for seven years and got engaged in January, but it is now said that they have canceled the wedding

An insider told Manchester Evening News: & # 39; Faye and Gareth are both very sad about the end of their relationship.

& # 39; They still care very much about each other and want to remain friends, but the wedding has been canceled.

& # 39; They tried to make it work, but unfortunately it is not the intention. & # 39;

Although Faye recently quit her role as Kate Connor on Coronation Street, she is said to have made an effort to help with her heartbreak.

MailOnline has contacted the representatives of Gareth and Faye for comments.

Demolished: A source close to the singer, 35, and Corrie actress, 31, claimed that although the couple wants to remain friends, they could not make their relationship work

Demolished: A source close to the singer, 35, and Corrie actress, 31, claimed that although the couple wants to remain friends, they could not make their relationship work

Demolished: A source close to the singer, 35, and Corrie actress, 31, claimed that although the couple wants to remain friends, they could not make their relationship work

It is not known exactly when the couple ended their relationship, but they were last depicted together on a July dinner date.

In the meantime, Faye was not fit to fit wedding dresses last week, but as part of the FriendsFest event.

Faye was accompanied by friends who all put on wedding dresses while recreating scenes from the Friends hit show.

Bridal: Faye was fitted last week to fit wedding dresses, but as part of the FriendsFest event. Fay wore a wedding dress to recreate the scenes from the hit show Friends

Bridal: Faye was fitted last week to fit wedding dresses, but as part of the FriendsFest event. Fay wore a wedding dress to recreate the scenes from the hit show Friends

Bridal: Faye was fitted last week to fit wedding dresses, but as part of the FriendsFest event. Fay wore a wedding dress to recreate the scenes from the hit show Friends

Gareth and Faye – who split up briefly last year, got engaged in January and enthusiastically showed their big news in a chat with OK! magazine.

The Pop Idol star asked his soap star friend the question while they were staying in a high-rise apartment of a friend in New York and offering a 4-carat diamond ring after performing a 17-minute number he played on the grand piano.

The engagement of the couple came as a shock to the fans, because they split up for a month last year and reconciled in October.

Gareth discussed the reason behind the breakup and admitted: "There was a lot of pressure on our relationship because I was always away from work and Faye's schedule became more and more busy, so we decided that we needed some breathing room. & # 39;

Happier times: Gareth and Faye - who broke up last year, got engaged in January while staying in a high apartment of a friend in New York

Happier Times: Gareth and Faye - who broke up last year, got engaged in January while staying in a high apartment of a friend in New York

Happier times: Gareth and Faye – who broke up last year, got engaged in January while staying in a high apartment of a friend in New York

The couple previously revealed that they are completely on their way for their special day, with Faye telling OK! magazine: "The wedding will be the greatest day of our lives, so I'm going to grow up with my dress and every other detail of the day.

& # 39; I'm only getting married once and I want it to be huge. & # 39;

Gareth has a daughter, Missy, with ex-wife Suzanne Mole, whom he married in 2008. The couple split four years before he and Faye fell apart.

Strained: the couple split for a month last year, reconciling in October. Gareth discussed the reason behind their breakup and admitted that they were tense because of their hectic work schedules

Strained: the couple split for a month last year, reconciling in October. Gareth discussed the reason behind their breakup and admitted that they were tense because of their hectic work schedules

Strained: the couple split for a month last year, reconciling in October. Gareth discussed the reason behind their breakup and admitted that they were tense because of their hectic work schedules

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