Billie Piper has reportedly split from her boyfriend Johnny Lloyd after eight years together.
The former Doctor Who star, 41, and the singer, 38, who share five-year-old daughter, Tallulah, decided to end their romance after lockdown had a major impact on their relationship.
A source told the publication that Billie and Johnny atually split last year.
They said: ‘It’s obviously very sad that the couple have gone their separate ways.
Billie Piper has reportedly split from her boyfriend Johnny Lloyd after eight years together (pictured May,2023)
The former Doctor Who star, 41, (pictured on Friday) and the singer, 38, share five-year-old daughter, Tallulah, reportedly split after lockdown had a major impact on their relationship
‘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.’
MailOnline has contacted Billie’s representatives for a comment.
Former Doctor Who star Billie was previously married to DJ Chris Evans, who is 17 years her senior, and actor-turned-political activist Laurence Fox, 45, with whom she has two sons.
Billie and Johnny welcomed their daughter Tallulah in January 2019 after it was confirmed in July 2018 that Billie was expecting her first child with the rocker.
A source told the Mirror at the time: ‘Billie and Johnny are delighted. They can’t wait to welcome the new addition to their family.’
She revealed she would love to have more children back in February, 2018, admitting: ‘In my dream world I’d have loads.’
Sources told The Sun on Sunday that the end of their eight-year relationship was ‘very sad’ and they are ‘better off apart’. A source told the publication that Billie and Johnny split last year (pictured May 2023)
The British actress had been dating Johnny, who is the front man of rock band Tribes, for almost eight years (pictured May, 2021)
Billie and her ex first met at the Boogaloo pub on London’s Archway Road in 2016.
Before adding: ‘I was one of four and it’s taxing for both parents and kids. I do like the idea of chaos.’
In April 2019, Johnny revealed that a lot of his success was down to Billie’s support as she helped him get to the end of a sometimes bumpy journey.
When they met the attraction was reportedly instant and mutual.
‘She challenged me. She kept asking me questions like, What’s your five-year plan? Where are you headed musically? And telling me I had to be accountable for everything I did,’ he said
‘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.
‘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.’
Billie’s Instagram posts have been wiped clean since before September 2022 – just months before the reported break up.
Her relationship with Johnny cames after her divorce from husband Laurence Fox, which was finalised in November 2017.
The pair met when they performed together in the stage play Treats in 2006, and deemed it ‘love at first sight’.
They married on New Year’s Eve in West Sussex the following year, and went on to welcome their two sons in 2008 and 2012.
However, the acting couple confirmed they were splitting in March 2016, and they were granted a decree-nisi.
Billie was previously married to radio host Chris, who she wed secretly back in 2001 at the age of 18, sparking controversy due to their sixteen-year age gap.
The couple divorced three years later in 2004, but have remained close friends ever since.
Billie previously recalled how she got ‘completely hammered for three years’ with ex-husband Chris when she was feeling burnt out from her teen pop career.
Speaking on the David Tennant Does A Podcast With… podcast, Billie said she had an ‘amazing time’ with Chris and likened their relationship to being in ‘your university years’.
Billie and Johnny welcomed their daughter Tallulah in January 2019 after it was confirmed in July 2018 that Billie was expecting her first child with the rocker (pictured May 2022)
Former Doctor Who star Billie was previously married to DJ Chris Evans, who is 17 years her senior (pictured February, 2001)
Recalling how she desired a more normal life after finding fame as a teen pop star, Billie said: ‘I would say I was in a dark place and just ready to have a bit of a normal life, whatever that meant for me. I was just so tired.
‘If I’m honest, I was really burnt out. I also wanted to have some freedom. I wanted to stay at home and learn how to cook properly and do what felt like healing things. Also, I went and got completely hammered for three years with Chris Evans.’
David then asked her about her marriage to Chris, with Billie describing the relationship as ‘very loving’.
She said: ‘We had a really amazing time together, you know? I imagine it’s what your uni years feel like. Sort of reckless, but you’re learning a lot.
‘It was an incredible time and not to undermine our relationship because we also had a very loving relationship. It wasn’t just, oh we’re getting, going out, getting f****d. We had a very caring, loving relationship.’
Billie added that Chris also gave her valuable advice on ignoring criticism, citing his words of wisdom to her when some doubted a former pop star was the right choice to be cast in sci-fi series Doctor Who, where she worked alongside David.
She said: ‘I didn’t pay much attention to it. He taught me how to not do that. And then, with Doctor Who, I had a sniff of it, but I didn’t really know.
Billie’s relationship with Johnny cames after her divorce from husband Laurence Fox, which was finalised in November 2017. The pair met when they performed together in the stage play Treats in 2006, and deemed it ‘love at first sight (pictured August 2015)
Prior to her first marriage, Piper also dated EastEnders star Danny Dyer (pictured July 2001), having split from popstar Richie Neville
‘Of course, we didn’t have smartphones, so you weren’t constantly being reminded… So I just went for it. I wanted to prove myself as an actress. That was my goal. I wanted to prove it to myself, to my family and to the dream I had as a child.’
Prior to her first marriage, Piper also dated EastEnders star Danny Dyer, having split from popstar Richie Neville.
As one of Doctor Who’s most famous assistants, fans also went wild when unconfirmed reports suggested Piper and Doctor Who lead, Matt Smith, went on a date in 2006.
Billie previously opened up about being in ‘dysfunctional relationships’ in the past, as she also revealed how her approach to therapy has matured over the years.
The star told The Guardian: ‘I know about dysfunctional relationships. I know about what it costs to be a woman.”
During her interview, she also revealed that she used to lie about having therapy ‘because of [her] upbringing’ but is now proud to reveal she has sought help.
She said: ‘It’s just a general sort of scoffing at the unpacking of your problems. Especially if you’ve been successful, it’s this sort of, “Why do you need therapy?” That narrative. Now I’m that really annoying person who suggests therapy to everyone.
‘I do totally get that thing of going: “Is this a problem, or am I a problem? Should I just use stoicism and swallow it down?” And sometimes that can see you through – it just doesn’t last. Because the anger comes back up. Just this inexplicable rage.’