Soap star Kym Marsh and her fiancé Dan Hooper are "taking a break" five months after announcing their engagement.
The 38-year-old Coronation Street actress, who plays Michelle Connor and has been married twice previously, had planned to wed personal trainer Hooper (32) next year.
Hooper denied they had called off their engagement but admitted that the couple, who moved in together, were having some time apart.
Marsh and second husband Jamie Lomas, father to her daughter Polly, divorced last year.
The actress was previously wed to EastEnders star Jack Ryder and has two teenage children, David and Emily, from a previous relationship.