Gillian Taylforth, the actress who played Ian Beale's mum in EastEnders, has split with her partner Geoff Knights after 23 years.
According to reports it was Gillian, who has two children – 17-year-old Jessica and ten-year-old Harrison – with Geoff, who apparently called time on their relationship. Her 54-year-old partner is understood to have moved out of the family home in Hertfordshire.
"There was no big happening, things just mounted up," says a pal of the split. "At 53, she's decided that enough is enough."
Representatives for the couple have yet to confirm or deny the split.
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