Hollyoaks’ Jennifer Metcalfe confirms split from Greg Lake

Hollyoaks' star Jennifer Metcalfe has confirmed she has split with her Geordie Shore boyfriend, Greg Lake.

The actress, who shares son Daye with the reality star, revealed the couple had actually split up "amicably a couple" of months ago.

Taking to Instagram, the soap star said: "Greg and I decided to part ways amicably a couple months ago.

"We remain friends and we both will continue to happily co parent Daye and would appreciate privacy during these times.

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"Thank you to everyone who has supported us before, during and after this."

The post has been liked more than 32,000 on the social media platform while Jennifer has ensured comments are disabled.

The actress, who is best known for playing Mercedes McQueen on hit soap Hollyoaks, originally met Greg in 2013.

Speaking to OK! magazine back in 2017, the couple said they would want to have two children together.

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At the time, Greg said: "I think I'd like to have two kids. A boy and girl would be nice. I've got two nephews and I love spending time with them."

Jennifer and Greg welcomed their son Daye Colmic Lake in June 2017, with Jen describing him as her "miracle baby".

In an appearance on hit daytime show Lorraine, the actress revealed things almost took a tragic turn when the midwives discovered a knot in the umbilical cord during her labour.

It was actually the nurses who christened Daye a "miracle baby" because the complication can often lead to a stillbirth due to a lack of oxygen.

During the interview, Jen was joined in the Lorraine studio by Greg, who was feeding their young son while the actress chatted to stand-in host Christine Lampard.

Jennifer said: "As far as labour was concerned I quiet enjoyed it. It was a bit of a challenge.

"These midwives came in that were absolutely incredible came in as his heart rate dropped.

"I think the contractions came a little bit too soon and were quite long.

"His heart rate dropped and these midwives came in and were holding my hands and made me feel like superwoman.

"They said, 'Come on, you're the best pusher in the north east'. Even if there was something wrong, I wouldn't have known about it.

"When he came out, our little gorgeous boy his cord was in a knot, and in quite a tight knot as well.

"They say it happens in one in 100 babies. It doesn't end very nice, it can end in a still birth.

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"It was quite a tight knot and it stops oxygen and food getting to him. But our little man defied the odds and here he is."

Before announcing the split, the former Dancing on Ice star shared a cute photo of herself kitted out in exercise clothing while holding hands with son, Daye.

On July 12, she shared a family snap of her, Daye and Greg smiling at the camera and simply captioned it: "Fun in the sun."

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