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Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter splits from fiancé Rudi Coleano after 12-year engagement

The actress has issued a statement

Jenni McKnight

Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter has split from her fiancé Rudi Coleano after a 12-year engagement. The couple, who share three daughters – Lola, 13, and twins Missy and Betsy, two – issued a statement confirming they have ended their long-term romance. "Lucy Pargeter has confirmed she has separated from her long-term partner, Rudi Coleano, and, while no longer together, their main priority is raising their three daughters," a statement said.

Despite their long engagement, Lucy and Rudi never got round to tying the knot – despite the fact that the actress proposed just two weeks after they first met. However, they did come close in 2012, with Lucy revealing at the time: "We were in Dubai about a month ago and we said: 'Sod it, while we're here, let's do it'. Then I thought all our mates would be like, 'Oh cheers, thanks for the invite'."

The couple were engaged for 12 years

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Following the birth of their first daughter, Lola, Rudi proposed to Lucy with a second ring, after secretly taking back the first to get the right size. "I was going mad thinking I had lost it," she admitted. "But it was a really romantic thing to do." Speaking of their wedding plans at the time, she said: "I've still got my wedding file from last time. I had a lot of it planned, the dress, the cake… Rudi is desperate to get on with it, but there just aren't enough hours in the day!"

Lucy is a fan favourite on Emmerdale

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Lucy has been a fan favourite on Emmerdale since 2002, but was briefly written out of the Yorkshire Dales-set programme during her last pregnancy. She also appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2013, coming third in the series won by Kian Egan.

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