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Former TOWIE stars Lydia Bright and Tom Kilbey split

11 June 2013
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The start of their fledgling romance was captured on camera on The Only Way is Essex, but now Lydia Bright and Tom Kilbey's relationship had quietly come to an end. According to numerous reports, the couple split up a few weeks ago, more than a year after they started dating.

Lydia Bright© Photo: Getty Images

The news comes six months after Lydia, 22, and Tom, also 22, both decided to leave the reality show to focus on their careers. He has been working on his music studies while the pretty blonde has been concentrating on her fashion boutique, Bella Sorella.Fans will have noticed that the couple have remained unusually quiet on Twitter recently, last chatting to each other on 26th May. Perhaps tellingly, Tom wrote on 3rd June, "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together…New day, new week, new chapter. "Lydia and Tom started dating in February 2012, during series four of TOWIE, after splitting from their respective exes, James 'Arg' Argent and Billi Mucklow.

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Viewers watched them fall in love, despite interference from James, who Lydia dated on-and-off for years. In November, Tom announced he was leaving the show to study music production, with Lydia revealing her decision to walk away a few weeks later.Lydia's spokesperson has confirmed the split to the Mail but declined to release a statement.

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