Couple bring 'amicable' end to their four-year relationship

Arctic MonkeysAlex Turner and Alexa Chung have split up.

The couple called time on the four-year relationship after apparently deciding they were living separate lives due to their hectic schedules. Liz Matthews, Alexa‘s spokeswoman, confirmed the split to the Sunday Mirror, commenting:

It’s completely amicable – but yes it’s true. They have split.

A tabloid ‘source’ also shed light on the couple’s problems, claiming they barely spoke at Glastonbury last month. They’ve split now to save their friendship, the ‘mole’ said.

Things apparently reached breaking point when broadcaster Alexa bought a new home in New York ahead of starting a new presenting job fronting a fashion show for media boss Harvey Weinstein.

Alex, meanwhile, is currently on the road with Arctic Monkeys, with dates across the US, UK, Europe and Australia lined up before the Sheffield band wrap up the jaunt in January 2012.

The four-piece’s next UK dates come in the shape of headlining spots at V Festival next month (August 20-21).

Alex Turner and Alexa Chung – their relationship in photos