X Factor stars Stevi Richie and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello have reportedly split for the second time this year, just a few months after sharing a 'wedding blessing' in Cyprus. A source close to the couple revealed that Stevi was left "devastated" when Chloe-Jasmine ignored him on his 36th birthday two weeks ago, and has refused to answer his calls and texts since.
"Stevi and Chloe have split up again," the insider confirmed to the Sun. "He was absolutely devastated when she stood him up on his birthday even though they had made plans to go out and celebrate.
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Stevi Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello have reportedly split for a second time this year
"That was almost two weeks ago, and he hasn't heard a word from her in that time. He's so upset."
The news comes after Stevi put on a brave face as he appeared on The Xtra Factor at the weekend, as well as attending Miss Great Britain in Leicester.
He and Chloe-Jasmine famously met on The X Factor back in 2014, and got engaged in July last year – although they have had a turbulent relationship.
Back in July, they made a joint appearance on This Morning to talk about their romance, and explained their decision to postpone their wedding plans.
The couple appeared on This Morning in July to defend their romance
"We decided to take a step back, because marriage is a marathon not a sprint," Chloe-Jasmine told Rylan Clark-Neal.
Asked about rumours that her parents didn't approve of her marrying dad-of-one Stevi, the blonde star replied: "My family are the nicest. I've got an amazing family and they are just incredible and I wouldn't be here without them.
"But they said you need to have a house, you need to be living together or it could be viewed as a bit of a publicity stunt. Even my mother's friends have asked if our relationship is fake."