Denise Van Outen has split from her boyfriend Jimmy Barba after whirlwind 18 month romance.
The presenter and DJ, 49, went public with property developer, 55, last summer after her split from cheating ex Eddie Boxshall, who she was with for seven years.
Denise has now told The Sun: ‘We have decided to part ways but we remain great friends and our families and children are still in touch.’
After an amicable split, Denise and Jimmy still follow each other on social media and have kept loved-up snaps together on their profiles.
Denise found love again with Jimmy in July 2022 following her devastating split from Eddie.
It’s over! Denise Van Outen has split from her boyfriend Jimmy Barba after whirlwind 18 month romance
Denise explained: ‘We have decided to part ways but we remain great friends and our families and children are still in touch.’
She ended her relationship with the commodities trader in January 2022 after discovering unfaithful messages.
Six months later, she went public with Jimmy, who she met through All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis, at the Grand Prix Ball and the pair enjoyed their first holiday together after jetting to Marbella.
Just a couple of months ago, Denise spoke about her ‘good relationship’ with Jimmy and told how she didn’t feel the need to vet her new man as she knew those closest to her would never set her up with someone she could not trust.
She told The Sun: ‘I am in a really good relationship now. Jimmy is lovely!’
Denise added of the friends that set them up: ‘I was introduced to him via my friends who I have known for the best part of my life.
‘I didn’t think I needed to get him vetted. I knew they were never going to set me up with someone who I couldn’t trust. I knew they wouldn’t do that to me and he knows too many people.’
Blue star Duncan James and Gary Barlow were among her famous pals who gave him the seal of approval as he used to work with Jimmy from his professional dancing days.
She added of her breakup from Eddie: ‘I always knew it would be alright eventually. I am not one to sit there and dwell on things. I just pick myself up and turn it into something positive and there is so much I have to be thankful for.’
Cheat: She ended her relationship with the commodities trader Eddie Boxshall in January 2022 after discovering unfaithful messages
Denise explained how she didn’t want to go public until the relationship was ‘solid’ so instead the couple would stay in and chat for hours.
And her friends certainly think he’s the one, as they think that he’ll pop the question to Denise this year.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Nobody who knows Denise and Jimmy would be the least bit surprised if they got engaged next year.
‘She’s been friends with him for a long, long time – but it’s developed into something really special.’
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Denise Van Outen SPLITS from boyfriend Jimmy Barba after whirlwind 18 month romance