Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson has SPLIT with boyfriend Greg Whitehurst in lockdown after five years together (and ‘he’s now on Bumble’)
Nikki Sanderson confirmed she split from boyfriend Greg Whitehurst in lockdown on Wednesday, after five years together.
The Hollyoaks star, 36, broke the news to The Sun and said they have remained friends, though the publication claimed he has since joined dating app Bumble.
Explaining what happened, she revealed: ‘Sadly Greg and I have decided to separate. We remain friends and wish the best for each other in the future.’
Parting ways: Hollyoaks star Nikki Sanderson and Greg Whitehurst have SPLIT while in lockdown after five years together, the actress revealed on Wednesday
MailOnline have contacted Nikki’s representatives for comment.
In April Nikki claimed the pair were ‘happier than ever’ during lockdown, as she told The Sun: ‘Greg and I are lucky because we live in the countryside so there aren’t many people about.
‘We’ve been doing workouts together in the back garden. We’re happier than ever. We drive each other bonkers but in the best way. We’re happy.’
She added that the former couple were often asked if they would get married or have children, and claimed that while they were interested they were content ‘doing us right now.’
Split: The Hollyoaks star, 36, broke the news to The Sun and said they have remained friends, though the publication claimed he has since joined dating app Bumble (logo pictured)
Nikki’s relationship with Greg got off to a controversial start, as she started dating him in 2015, just ten months after she attended his wedding as a guest.
In an interview with OK! Magazine in 2015, Nikki said of their romance: ‘[Greg’s] been blamed for something he didn’t do… in reality there was a third party who split them up on the other side.
‘It ended through no fault of Greg’s. People say, “Well, I wouldn’t want to be her mate because she’d steal my boyfriend,” I’d never do anything like that.’
Happier times: In April, Nikki claimed the pair were ‘happier than ever’ during lockdown but has now said they ‘wish the best for each other in the future’ following their split
She previously confirmed in a statement to MailOnline that they got together not long after his split from Sarah.
‘I have known Greg and his family for many years. Greg’s marriage ended in January, it was a very difficult time for him during which all of his friends and family supported him,’ Nikki explained.
Nikki has played Maxine Minniver in Hollyoaks since 2012 and has proved her acting prowess as she received nominations for the Best Actress award at the British Soap Awards 2014 and 2015.
The actress also appeared in Coronation Street from 1999 to 2005, where she played Candice Stowe over 397 episodes.
Romance: Nikki’s relationship with Greg got off to a controversial start, as she started dating him in 2015 just ten months after she attended his wedding as a guest