Billie Piper and her partner Johnny Lloyd reportedly split last year but decided to remain friends to co-parent their young daughter together
Billie Piper and her partner Johnny Lloyd reportedly parted ways last year.
The former Doctor Who star and Tribes frontman Johnny had been together for eight years and share a five-year-old daughter together. But it’s claimed that the lockdown periods were “quite tough” and they later re-evaluated their relationship before deciding to split.
Over the years, Billie and Johnny kept their relationship fairly low-key and chose not to publicise much about their personal life. However, he previously opened up about his now ex-partner and their relationship. Speaking to Event magazine, he said: “She’s made my life better in so many ways and I just feel I now know who I am, I know what I can do, I know where I want to be. And that’s with her.”
Sources claimed to The Sun that despite their split, they will remain friends and will treasure the memories they created with one another over the years. Speaking to the outlet, a source said: “It’s obviously very sad that the couple have gone their separate ways. But the relationship ran its course and they decided they would be better off apart.
“Like many couples, lockdown was quite tough for them, so they have had time to really think about what they want their future to look like. They will always treasure the time they had together and have many happy memories. Now they are concentrating on co-parenting their daughter and their separate careers.”
Just last week, the actress stepped out alone at The Broadcast Awards in London after a first look at her new Netflix movie, Scoop was released. The actress and singer will be playing BBC producer Sam McAlister who famously booked Prince Andrew’s infamous Newsnight interview.
Johnny has since thrown himself back into work and is touring the country with his bandmates having recently been on a writing trip to Los Angeles.
Billie and Johnny, the frontman of Tribes started dating in 2016, before they welcomed their daughter on January 2, 2019. Confirming she had given birth to her third child, her first with Johnny, Billie said: “Two weeks ago our little girl arrived. She has totally blown our minds. I didn’t know what I was missing but it was you Tallulah … love you Johnny Lloyd wonderful daddy… (sic).”
At the start of their relationship, Johnny revealed that Billie “challenged” him and would frequently ask about his five-year plan, both personally and in his music career. “I felt my head had been stuck in this way of just thinking next job, next tour and I wanted to keep talking to her. Luckily she felt the same way about me,” he said. They struck up a romance following the breakdown of her relationship with actor turned controversial politician, Laurence Fox in 2016.
At the time of their separation, a spokesperson for the former couple said: “Laurence Fox and Billie Piper have separated. No third parties are involved. For the sake of our family, we request and appeal for space and privacy at this time.” Piper had previously been married to radio DJ Chris Evans before marrying Fox.
The Mirror has approached Billie’s representatives for comment.
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