Actress Tina Malone has confirmed her split from Paul Chase after 11 years of being a couple.
Taking to Twitter, Tina Malone shared a simple update to tell fans about their break up, writing ‘with great sadness i wrote this myself and paul have split up after 11 yrs together!’
Tina and Paul married in 2010, and welcomed daughter Flame in 2013 when Tina was 50-years-old.
Lots of fans have sent well wishes to Tina following the sad news, with one writing ‘I’m so so sorry to hear that Tina 😢 love & hugs to u all x’
One had noticed she hadn’t been on social media enough, writing, ‘Sorry to hear this Tina, thought you’d been quiet on here, wishing you all the best !!!!!!’
Another added, ‘Life is tough at times just keep doing your best for you and yours. Xx’
A fourth told her to focus on her daughter, adding, ‘Big hugs Tina. Keep strong & concentrate on Flame ❤️’.
Tina has another daughter Danielle from a previous relationship, but had caused controversy when she revealed she wanted another baby aged 54.
Speaking to The Sunday Mirror, she said, “Some will say I am selfish and irresponsible for having another child at 54.
“They will moralise and abuse me – even more so for selecting the sex of our baby – and everyone is entitled to their opinion.”
Tina is best known for her work on Shameless from 2004 to 2013, where she played Mimi Maguire in 111 episodes of the Channel 4 series.
It’s not publicly known why Tina and Paul have decided to split, but it’s clear that she has plenty of support from her fan base.
Tina Malone did previously admit that she’d had the ‘year from hell’, which included sadly losing her and Paul’s home after he lost his job. During this time, Tina admitted to struggling with mental health issues.
However, it seems her life is back on track as she told The Daily Star: “I’m back in work now on Channel 5 show Clink, Paul is back in full-time work and my relationship with Danielle is back on track.”