Luke Newton has reportedly split from his longtime girlfriend, West End actress Jade Davies.
The actor, 30, who plays Colin Bridgerton on Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton, has also reportedly joined celebrity dating app Raya.
speaking to SunA source said: “Luke and Jade broke up because they couldn’t find time in their busy schedules to invest in their relationship.”
The couple were reported to have spent Christmas apart and have since deleted all photos of her from their Instagram.
Jade, 29, is an experienced performer in her own right and has previously starred in productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Phantom Of The Opera.
Breakup: Luke Newton has reportedly split from his long-term girlfriend, West End actress Jade Davies.
Character: The actor, 30, who plays Colin Bridgerton on Netflix’s hit show Bridgerton, has also reportedly joined celebrity dating app Raya.
Split: The couple reportedly spent Christmas apart and have since deleted all photos of her from their Instagram
The singer is also the older sister of Love Island winner turned West End star Amber Davies.
The budding star had been dating Luke since 2019 and has given her followers a glimpse of their relationship on Instagram in the past.
Following the season two premiere of Bridgerton, Jade shared an emotional post praising her boyfriend’s accomplishments.
She wrote: “A bit sentimental, but ever since we made the tape together, until the day Luke called me while I was in Estonia in early 2019 to tell me he got the part.” (I cried obviously) until the release of season 1 and now to this day right here!
‘What an amazing trip Lukey. It excites me so much! You work so hard and it’s all paying off!’
‘There’s nothing I love more than spending my afternoons going over your lines with you, ready for the days of filming!
‘Those 3am wake up calls are so worth it and I can’t wait to be by your side to do it all over again! Proud isn’t even the word to describe it!
It comes as the third season of Bridgerton is in the midst of filming, and the final season will focus on Nicola Coughlan’s character Luke, Colin, and Penelope Featherington.
However, the upcoming series of has been thrown into chaos after bosses thought some of the stories had gotten “too dark.”
Sources working on the production of the Netflix hit say some of the scripts have had to be rewritten because Shonda Rhimes, the show’s producer, wants to bring more joy to viewers.
It is understood that there were concerns about a sexual plot.
It was reported last year that Ms Rhimes was joined by another executive producer, Jess Brownell.
A source told The Mail on Sunday: “Filming was delayed as the screenwriter was not happy with the direction.”
“We’ve been told that he needs the fun back, so there are changes, which of course means delays. One thing is for sure though, the production team wants to get it right for Bridgerton fans to enjoy as much as they have in the past.
“There are some elements that Shonda just isn’t happy with, so she wants to change them. Part of it got very dark.
In 2021 it was announced that there would be a third and fourth Bridgerton series following the success of the first two. The show is based on the series of romance novels by American author Julia Quinn.
Last year, actress Simone Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma, said she was “very happy to read the scripts.” When I receive them, I have a big smile on my face.’
He also said that the third series is about to get ‘super steamy’, adding that it would be ‘central condensation’.
The new series will see the return of Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne, the eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family.
Family: Jade is also the older sister of Love Island winner turned West End star Amber Davies.
Romance: The budding star had been dating Luke since 2019 and has given her followers a glimpse of their relationship on Instagram in the past
It will be based on the fourth book in the series, called Romancing Mister Bridgerton, and will follow the budding romance between Penelope and Colin.
The couple will embark on a journey that will see them go from friends to lovers.
Jonathan Bailey will also reprise his role as Anthony, Claudia Jessie returns as Eloise, Luke Thompson as Benedict, and Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton.
There is currently no release date for the series, but it will be shown after Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a prequel that focuses on the young wife of George III and how she evolves to become Hanoverian royalty.