Dancing on Ice champ Sonny Jay confirms split from fiancée after five years
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Sonny Jay has confirmed he has split with his fiancée Lauren Faith after five years.
The Dancing on Ice champ took to Instagram to announce the news on Thursday morning (June 2) – where he insisted he and music producer Lauren will "continue to support each other".
The Capital FM Breakfast host explained they both have "so much love and respect" for one another but need to focus on themselves.
He told fans: "After five years of Lauren and I being together, we've decided that sadly we're parting ways. We have so much love and respect for each other and we will both continue to support each other in everything we do.
"For now, we both need to focus on ourselves and our careers and we're both ready and excited to start a new chapter separately.
"Lauren in the most talented person I know and deserves every success.
"Life really works in mysterious ways and what's meant to be will be."
It follows reports that the former couple parted ways as they were "struggling" to make their long-distance relationship work.
A source allegedly close to the pair told the Sun: "Sonny and Lauren have called off the wedding."
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It continued: "It's been a busy time for both of them since Sonny won Dancing on Ice and Lauren's music producing started taking off.
"They're both determined to focus on their careers and were struggling to make the long-distance work as Lauren spent months in Los Angeles, while Sonny worked in London."
The insider added both Sonny and Lauren were keen for a "fresh start" and have erased each other from social media.
Lauren herself confirmed the split on Instagram as she explained that London no longer makes her happy, but she was grateful Sonny was in her life.
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She said on her Instagram Stories: "After 5 beautiful years me & Sonny have sadly parted ways."
Lauren went on: "You all see how driven and focused we both are with our careers and with that being said I don't want to spend much more time in London building mine in a city that doesn't make me happy anymore."
She added: "We have so much respect for each other and will remain good friends. Sonny is a ray of sunshine in so many people's life and I'm grateful he was in mine."
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Sonny and Lauren got engaged after he popped the question during a holiday in Greece back in 2020.
At the time, he said: "SHE SAID YES. Couldn’t be happier to spend the rest of my life with the most beautiful soul I know. [Lauren Faith I love you so much xx"
Sonny won the 2021 series of ITV's Dancing on Ice, where he was paired up with Angela Egan.
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