Coronation Street's Jack P Shepherd splits from childhood sweetheart fiancee

Jack P Shepherd has broken up with his childhood sweetheart, Lauren Shippey, after 15 years together, it has been reported.

The pair, who were engaged, have two children together, eight-year-old Nyla and four-year-old Reuben, after meeting at the age of 14.

The pair, now 29, have been together since they were 14. Copyright: [Rex]
The pair, now 29, have been together since they were 14. Copyright: [Rex]

Jack also has another son from a one-night-stand, which Lauren forgave him for in 2010.

The actor, who plays David Platt in Coronation Street, is thought to have never met his son, although he does pay maintenance after a DNA test confirmed that he is the little boy’s father.

Although Lauren forgave Jack for the affair, The Sun report that things are “definitely over” between the pair now, although the reason for the split is not known.

Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted Jack’s reps for comment.

Jack plays David Platt in the ITV soap. Copyright: [ITV]
Jack plays David Platt in the ITV soap. Copyright: [ITV]

After news of Jack’s affair with 25-year-old Sammy Milewski broke in April 2010, Lauren reportedly kicked the star out of their Manchester home.

Jack issued a public statement apologising for the incident, and Lauren eventually took him back.

In March of this year, Sammy opened up about her and Jack’s son Greyson, who suffers from a rare neurological disorder.

The five year old has Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC), which can can randomly cause sudden and painful paralysis of parts of his body.

Writing on Twitter, Sammy said at the time: “Hate seeing my lil dude poorly, just stopped him biting and pulling his arm saying mummy arm to go. Another arm mummy. #Hearbreaking.”

Speaking at the time of the affair, Sammy said that Jack told her that he was single when she met him in a nightclub in Leeds, adding: “Jack obviously isn’t rushing to acknowledge his son so it will mean I need a DNA test to prove it.

“Without that I can’t have Jack’s name on the birth certificate and my child will be illegitimate.

“I don’t want that. My baby has done nothing wrong.”

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