EDITED BY CHARLOTTE GRIFFITHS
Alexa Chung is nursing a secret heartache after breaking up with Alex Turner
She may be the darling of the fashion world but presenter Alexa Chung is nursing a secret heartache – she has split from her boyfriend of four years, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner.
Rumours of romantic trouble first surfaced earlier this month when Alexa and Alex were in London for the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in Camden.
He was performing with his band, whose hits include A Certain Romance and Brianstorm, while she was presenting. But the couple weren’t seen together off stage.
At the time, they denied an imminent split but now friends say the relationship is over.
Alexa, 27, has moved out of the apartment they shared in Williamsburg, New York, while 25-year-old Alex is on a world tour with the Arctic Monkeys until January.
‘Alexa has moved all her stuff out and is concentrating on getting her American TV career back on track,’ says a source.
‘Alex has gigs in America next month, but none of them are on the East Coast.
'Then he is planning a UK tour. They are very busy and have grown apart, but want to keep the news quiet.’
Alexa’s spokesperson said: ‘Sadly Alexa and Alex have split, although they remain close.’
They way they were: Alexa seen here with Alex back in May in the East Village, New York. She has moved out of the apartment they shared