Samia Ghadie and Will Thorp split

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 December 2012
Samia Ghadie and Will Thorp

Samia Ghadie and Will Thorp

Samia Ghadie and Will Thorp, who played former 'Coronation Street' couple Maria Connor and Chris Gray, have split up

'Coronation Street' stars Samia Ghadie and Will Thorp have split up.

The pair - whose characters in the ITV1 soap, Maria Connor and Chris Gray, used to be a couple - broke up shortly before Christmas, but the brunette beauty is said to be "really happy" being single.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "She's had enough and decided to call time on the relationship. Both she and Will were obviously a bit upset because it was just before Christmas. But now she's really happy being single and is ready to mingle again."

Samia confirmed: "We've split up - that's it."

The 30-year-old actress is due to star on 'Dancing on Ice' next month, and following the couple's split she is said to be "concentrating" on the ITV1 show and her three-year-old daughter Freya.

A friend told the Sunday People newspaper: "Samia is happily single, the relationship just fizzled out and ran its course. Will was having to spend a lot of time down south and working away while Samia is still living up north.

"She is now concentrating on 'Dancing On Ice' and her daughter Freya."

Samia ended her and property developer husband Matt Smith's five-year marriage in January 2011 and Will, 35, walked out on Samantha, his wife of seven years, just before Christmas in 2010.

Both soap stars insist they were single when they started dating each other.

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