Just two years after they decided to give their relationship another go, Corrie’s Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson have split after nine years of marriage.

According to a source close to the soap-star couple – who met on the cobbles in 2002 – have been living apart for a while, after building work on their five-bedroom house put their relationship under strain.

One look at Instagram is a tell-tale sign that things haven’t been right for a while as Lucy-Jo last featured on Alan’s Instagram in February 2017. She last uploaded a picture of Alan in October 2017.

Alan – who plays Tyrone in the hit soap – has been joking that he’s going through a midlife crisis, after splashing £35,000 on a swanky new car.

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“He was referring to Lucy as his ex-wife and joking about having a mid-life crisis,” the insider explained. “He seemed in pretty good spirits, though.”

Despite their struggles, the source revealed the couple – who have a four-year-old daughter Sienna-Rae – are splitting on good terms.

“It’s very amicable but they’ve decided to go their separate ways,” the insider explained. “Alan’s been joking that he’s having a mid-life crisis and he went and treated himself to a brand new car five days ago. It’s a difficult time for both of them.”

“They’re devastated the marriage is over but have vowed to stay friends. They still really care for each other.”

Alan, 35, and Lucy-Jo, 34, shocked the nation when they announced they were splitting two years ago – claiming their marriage had lost its spark – but they rekindled just six weeks later.

Very lucky man to be able to say "Happy Valentine's Day to my beautiful wife @lucyjo_hudson …. I love you ❤️"

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At the time, the couple made it clear that their daughter Sienna-Rae was at the top of both their priority lists. In a joint statement, they said: “They ask for privacy at this emotional time, to allow both to focus on their beautiful daughter Sienna-Rae, to ensure her continued happiness.”