My Mum, Your Dad stars Elliott Davidson and Sharon Benson have split, MailOnline can reveal.
Their break up means there is just one couple remaining from the hit ITV dating show, postman Roger Hawes and singer Janey Smith.
Sources close to Elliott and Sharon, both 53, claimed the distance between the pair was the main factor behind the breakup but they hope to remain good friends.
P.E teacher Elliott is based in Essex, while Sharon lives in Sunderland and insiders claim they struggled to spend quality time with each other.
The source told MailOnline: ‘Elliott and Sharon had every intention of making their relationship work, but they knew it was always going to be tough.
‘With Elliott’s job, he could only really come up to see Sharon out of term time and she’s had her own life-changing issues to deal with, namely her mother’s passing. They split on good terms and will remain friends.
‘You never know what might happen in the future but they’re so glad to have met each other on the show and thoroughly enjoyed their time dating. But this time, it just wasn’t to be.’
Fans of the ITV couple were quick to notice that there could be trouble in paradise because both Elliott and Sharon ignored questions about their relationship on socials but were happy to answer other queries.
Sharon has also unfollowed Elliott on Instagram, sparking further concern that all was not well.
Elliott and Sharon struck a strong bond within days of meeting on the dating show, which aired in September, but it took a while for the latter to open up and reveal her true feelings for the teacher.
Their children Zach, Elliott’s son, and Tia, Sharon’s daughter, who also starred on the show as matchmakers alongside other contestants’ kids, were hugely supportive of the relationship.
And after the show ended, it appeared the couple were taking huge steps into making their relationship work on the outside by posting pictures of themselves with their loved ones alongside the caption ‘blended’ followed by a love heart emoji.
They also planned to move in Elliott’s recently renovated Essex home, alongside Sharon’s other daughter Mimi.
Sharon said: ‘Lots of people have asked if we are going to move in together and who would move where. We have spoken about this and I think it would be us moving down south. Tia lived in Essex for three years, I’m familiar with Essex and there’s more opportunities for Mimi as well when she gets older.’
However, after an initial flurry of loved-up snaps on social media, the pair have been quiet of late, with Sharon remaining in the North East.
The welfare officer posted a message on her Instagram stories in November admitting she had been through a ‘tough couple of months’ and it was time to focus on her ‘body and soul.’
She recently lost her beloved mother, whom Elliott met before her passing at her father’s 80th birthday celebrations, which has contributed to her recent struggles.
But tellingly the message did not include any references to Elliott, only ‘family and amazing friends’ whom she praised for being there for her.
Meanwhile, widower Roger, 59, and Janey, 47, have seen their relationship continue to blossom, as the pair delight fans with regular updates from their romance.
They, too, have a challenge of a long distance relationship, with Roger based in Derbyshire and Janey in West Sussex, but the pair are making things work.
The third couple to come out of the show, Paul Edwards, 47, and Natalie Russell, 44, ended shortly after the series wrapped.
ITV confirmed last month My Mum, Your Dad, hosted by Davina McCall, will return for a second series next year.
MailOnline has contacted Sharon and Elliott for comment.