Faye Brookes split with Gareth Gates last month, after an on-off relationship spanning seven years.
However, despite keeping quiet over what exactly was behind their romance breaking down, it has been claimed the Coronation Street actress had a secret fling with her Cobbles co-star, Sam Robertson.
And a source claimed that, while Faye, 32, and Gareth, 35, were on a brief break at the time, the Pop Idol couldn’t ‘get over it’.
‘It was the talk of the Coronation Street set when Faye and Sam hooked up,’ the insider alleged. ‘Her castmates were under the impression the break from Gareth was simply to do with feeling overwhelmed by the pressure to make wedding plans.
‘Sam was a good friend and a shoulder to cry on. Before they realised it, one thing had led to another. But Faye was keen to make things work with Gareth and put a halt to things with Sam going any further.
‘She wanted to be honest with Gareth and confessed what had happened while they were apart,’ they added to The Sun.
‘He thought he could get over it but, in the end, it was simply too much.’
Faye has yet to address the rumours on social media, despite being active on Instagram and Twitter, while Gareth and Sam have also not spoken out.
Gareth and Faye first met in 2012, when they starred in Legally Blonde the musical together.
The Unchained Melody singer split with wife Suzanne Mole shortly after, before confirming his romance with the Kate Connor star 10 months later.
After a temporary split, they announced their engagement in January of this year.
However, it wasn’t to last and they called off their relationship last month.
The soap star was later hit back over pap pictures of her walking into a gym with a pal.
‘It’s been a really weird week…’ she told her Twitter fans. ‘I’ve been throwing myself into the gym pretty much everyday, anyone who knows me knows how much I love training and keeping fit!
‘It’s great for your physical and mental health. I’m a member of several gyms in Manchester including the fab Barry’s Bootcamp.
‘So (yesterday) there was a pap outside the gym when I got there, taking pictures of me & getting very excited with his camera because I walked in with one of the trainers from the gym – who is a friend,’ she explained.
‘I imagine that suggestions could be made from these pics that there is more to this. There isn’t. Just let a girl be, please.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Faye, Sam and Gareth for a comment.
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