Sam Reece and Taylor Ward split: "We will remain friends"

Published Thursday, Sep 15 2016, 14:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Sam Reece and Taylor Ward have split :(

Model Sam shared the news via Twitter on Thursday (15 September), explaining that the couple had amicably agreed to separate and would remain friends.

"Unfortunately me and @taylorward16 have called an end to our relationship. However moving forward, we will remain good friends," he assured fans.

Taylor posted an identical statement to her own Twitter.

Sam Reece and girlfriend Taylor Ward
24 May

© Instagram / @samreece7

Sam Reece announces split from Taylor Ward
15 Sept 2016

© Twitter

Their split announcement comes just after Sam made his debut on Taylor's mum Dawn's TV show, The Real Housewives of Cheshire. He popped up during a family dinner scene, where Dawn said he and Taylor made a good match because of their shared interest in fashion: he's a model, while she's an aspiring designer.

Sam and Taylor were first linked in April and confirmed their romance back in May, frequently sharing sweet messages about each other and photos to social media. Neither gave a reason for their split today.

Amy Childs Summer collection showcase at Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill, London
Sam Reece and Taylor Ward

© Twitter / @samreece

Their relationship began a few months after Sam made headlines because of another romance: his relationship with Stephanie Davis. If you remember, they had been dating for a year when Steph entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in January and fell for housemate Jeremy McConnell.

Sam hasn't spoken to Stephanie since she entered the house but recently wished her the best of luck in her pregnancy. She announced in May that she's expecting a baby with Jeremy, whom she split from in April.