We were more than a little shocked at the beginning of this year when it was revealed that X Factor's Stacey Solomon was dating none other than Jackass frontman Steve-O. Seven months on though, it seems the pair have called it quits.
Stacey and Steve-O met in January while filming reality ski show The Jump, and had been managing a long distance relationship between London and Los Angeles ever since. However a source confirmed to The Sun today that the romance is over, as Stacey had been finding their time apart hard to cope with.
"Stacey found it hard being away from Steve-O so they decided to put their relationship on hold," the source said. "He has a huge tour in the States, as that's where his fan base is. The relationship developed quickly and was a real whirlwind, but for the time being it's not to be."
Steve-O has been travelling across the US doing a series of comedy gigs with his Jackass co-stars, while Stacey has been busy on this side of the water promoting her debut album Shy and her first single of the same name.
Just weeks ago the X Factor finalist lamented how hard long-distance romances can be, taking to Instagram to tell fans how much she missed her boyfriend.
"It gets harder every time! Hats off to all of you long distance couples making it happen!! See you on the other side @officiallysteveo I miss you already!" she wrote.
Speaking to New! magazine back in March, the 25-year-old said she had found a great match in Steve-O, despite their 15 year age gap. "I don't think I could find a 25-year-old male on my emotional level, to be honest. At 25, you're still a kid – and I have two children, responsibility and a mortgage, my mindset is a lot older than 25," she said.
"He is just the nicest person. He’s young at heart and fun like me. But he’s also very thoughtful."
We're sorry to hear things didn't work out.