Made In Chelsea's Binky Felstead and Josh Patterson have split up

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Made In Chelsea couple Binky Felstead and Josh Patterson have split up.

The pair, who welcomed daughter India last year, announced the news on social media today.

They issued a joint statement with a "heavy heart" after being together on and off for around three years.

In a statement posted on Instagram, Binky wrote: "Hi guys, we have some news to share with you and we wanted you to hear it from us, so that things don't get twisted by hear say or speculation.

"So with that in mind, it is with a heavy heart we have to tell you that we have decided to separate as a couple. We are still a family and India is, and will always be the absolute light of our lives."

She added: "However we have realised we are on very different paths at the moment, although we still adore each other, we need to give each other the space to grow.

"There are no secrets and no one has been hurt in any way, we now more forward with love, friendship and a deep respect for one another and the family we are 110% committed too.

"We have been going through this privately for a while and we are now in a good place. We won't be commenting on this further. Lots of love, Josh & Binky xxx."

According to The Sun, the Born In Chelsea co-stars are said to have tried to make their relationship work for months.

A source told the tabloid: "Binky and JP haven’t got on for a long time. They felt under pressure to stay together for India but after months of trying have realised it’s better for everyone if they separate.

"Josh absolutely loves being a father to India and runs a number of his own businesses which keep him busy and Binky has a lot of separate commitments too.

"Binky supported Josh as he completed the Berlin marathon this weekend in a wheelchair – the pair definitely will continue to enjoy each other’s company as a family but are just no longer romantically involved."

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