EXCLUSIVE: 'Breaking up was for the best' Faye Brookes wants to 'move on' after splitting from Gareth Gates over 'rows about her friends and career'
Faye Brookes and Gareth Gates split secretly last month following a series of bitter rows, but neither party want to spend time dwelling on the break-up.
It was revealed last week that the couple had gone their separate ways, but an insider explained that the couple actually split last month, and Faye had moved out of his flat by mid July.
The pair are said to have called an end to their marriage after Gareth, 35, disagreed with the Coronation Street star, 31, going out with her friends.
Moving on: Faye Brookes and Gareth Gates split secretly last month following a series of bitter rows, but neither party want to spend time dwelling on the break-up
Yet it appears there won't be any bad blood between them as Faye just wants to 'move on' from the drama
The couple have also had time to heal as they managed to split and move out from their shared apartment before the news broke that they had parted ways.
The source revealed: 'Faye and Gareth parted ways around a month ago, and she moved out of their flat in mid July. She had stopped wearing her engagement ring then too.'
Moved out: It was revealed last week the couple had gone their separate ways, but an insider explained the couple actually split last month, and Faye had moved out of his flat by mid July
They added: 'They had been disagreeing a lot, in particular Gareth was very vocal about who she associated with, and he had strong opinions about her career.
'She knows them breaking up is for the best and just wants to move on with her life.
'Faye is staying in Manchester where her family and so many of her friends are, and Gareth has regular work on a cruise ship which takes him out of the country a lot.'
Representatives for Faye and Gareth declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
Pictured today: 'Faye is staying in Manchester where her family and so many of her friends are, and Gareth has regular work on a cruise ship which takes him out of the country a lot'
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The couple dated on and off for seven years and got engaged in January, but have now gone their separate ways.
The Pop Idol star popped the question to his soap star girlfriend whilst they were staying at a friend's high-rise apartment in New York, offering up a 4-carat diamond ring after performing a 17-minute song that he played on the grand piano.
The couple's engagement came as a shock to fans as they had split for a month last year, reconciling in October.
Discussing the reason behind their break-up, Gareth admitted: ‘There was a lot of strain on our relationship because I was always away with work and Faye’s schedule was getting even busier so we decided we needed some breathing space.'
Best thing: The insider claimed 'Faye knows them breaking up is for the best and just wants to move on with her life' (pictured in 2012)