Danielle Armstrong has split from her boyfriend Daniel Spiller after two and a half years together.
The former TOWIE star, 31, and the footballer, 37, have been dating on and off since late 2016, but are said to have called time on their relationship because they became ‘more like friends than lovers’.
The split comes just weeks after the reality TV personality praised the sportsman for being her ‘rock’ in the wake of her best friend’s death last year, and said she was looking forward to the couple starting a family together in the future.
It’s all over: Danielle Armstrong has split from her boyfriend Daniel Spiller after two and a half years together (pictured in February 2017)
A source told The Sun Online: ‘It was becoming a friend relationship and a business partnership rather than a loving one and after a heart to heart they just both decided to call it a day.
‘They will still work together and obviously stay friends but it just wasn’t meant to be for them both.’
A source close to Danielle confirmed the news to MailOnline, adding: ‘They are still good friends.’
Danielle and Daniel’s split comes just one day after it was revealed her ex-boyfriend and former TOWIE co-star James Lock, 31, had parted ways with his girlfriend of two years, Yazmin Oukhellou, 26, after a series of explosive arguments.
The end: The former TOWIE star, 31, and the footballer, 37, have been dating since 2016, but have called time on things because they became ‘more like friends’ (pictured in October 2018)
Danielle has now jetted off on a girls’ heartbreak holiday to Marbella, Spain, with her best friend Ferne McCann, 28.
This isn’t the first time Danielle and Daniel have split; the couple first parted ways in August 2017, before reunited a month later and splitting once again a few weeks later.
They decided to give their love a second shot in 2018, with Daniel supporting Danielle throughout a tricky year, which saw her best friend Sammy pass away at the age of just 29 after a battle with breast cancer.
Speaking to MailOnline last month, Danielle said: ‘When Sammy passed away, he [Daniel] was my rock, he was a massive support.’
The TV personality even seemed to hint babies could be on the cards for the couple in the not too distant future.
She said: ‘I can’t wait to be a mum, when the time’s right for me.’
Friendly terms: The split comes just weeks after the reality TV personality praised the sportsman for being her ‘rock’ in the wake of her best friend’s death last year
It comes just one day after MailOnline revealed TOWIE stars James and Yazmin had called time on their two-year relationship.
The couple suffered an acrimonious break-up, which is said to feature as a central storyline in the upcoming series of the ITVBe show as they make their return after leaving earlier this year.
Insiders revealed to MailOnline: ‘James and Yazmin have signed new contracts to appear on TOWIE, and are due to start filming again next month.
‘Their split certainly isn’t amicable and looks set to make for some pretty explosive showdown scenes.’
Heartbreak holiday: Danielle has now jetted off on a girls’ holiday to Marbella, Spain, with her best friend Ferne McCann, 28 (pictured on Thursday)
James and Yazmin first sparked split speculation last month when they were spotted locked in an explosive row during a trip to Turkey.
It was claimed at the time that their romance was hanging in the balance after their furious row sprung from him disappearing while she slept during the trip.
A source revealed to MailOnline at the time: ‘James had a few drinks and disappeared for hours while they were supposed to be enjoying a holiday together.
‘Yazmin had no idea where he was… They had a huge argument the next day and still aren’t speaking. Things are very strained.’
Shock split: The split comes just one day after it was revealed Danielle’s ex-boyfriend James Lock, 31, had parted ways with his girlfriend of two years, Yazmin Oukhellou, 26 (pictured)