Coronation Street actress Faye Brookes has shared a cryptic message on her Instagram page following shock claims her engagement to singer Gareth Gates has come to an end.
The news emerged yesterday that Faye, 31, and singer Gareth , 35, have reportedly decided to part ways before their wedding, but will remain friends.
While the actress hasn’t yet commented on the rumours, she has shared a series of cryptic messages to her story – and even posted one deep quote to her page for the first time in five days.
The post read: “If you quit now… you’ll end up right back where you first began. And when you first began, you were desperate to be where you are right now. Keep going!”
She captioned the shot with: “Wednesday’s Thought for the day…”
She had only recently shared a number of quotes on her story, with one reading: “Someone said ‘don’t be afraid to start over again. This time, you are not starting from scratch, you are starting from experience.”
Another read: “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.”
Of their apparent split, a source told the Manchester Evening News: “Faye and Gareth are both extremely sad about their relationship ending.
“They still care very much about each other and want to remain friends, but the wedding has been called off.
“Her family and close friends have been supporting her through the split.
“Although it’s a painful time she’s trying to keep busy with various projects and auditions. They tried to make it work but sadly it’s not meant to be.”
The pair got engaged in January of this year , after they reconciled following a brief split in 2018.
After the pair reunited after two months, Gareth got down on one knee and proposed to Faye in his friend’s high-rise apartment in New York.
Armed with a four carat diamond ring and a self-penned 17-minute song that he played on the grand piano, Gareth caught Faye off guard.
Faye told OK! magazine: “We were both crying the whole way through. Once it was finished, Gareth got down on one knee and said: ‘Will you spend the rest of your life with me?’ And of course I said yes straight away”.
Singer Gareth also revealed details about the adorable song he sang to Faye before popping the question.
The Pop Idol star said: “It was all about the six years we’ve spent together and I incorporated bits of songs that mean a lot to us as a couple.
“I got a bit carried away though – it went on for 17 minutes!”
Faye added: “It’s every girl’s dream to find the perfect man for her and then have the perfect engagement, so I feel very lucky.
“To have such a beautiful ring and to share the most brilliant life with my best friend is everything I’ve ever wanted.”