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Coronation Street's Rob Mallard secretly broke up with his boyfriend Ben Perryman after they were romancing for six months.
His on-screen character Daniel Osborne was left devastated when Sinead gave birth to their son 13 weeks premature, and Rob suffered personal heartache over Xmas.
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Rob and Ben mutually decided to go their separate ways after reportedly having a series of discussions about how to move forward.
Rob's spokesperson told The Sun: 'Rob and Ben are no longer together. It was a mutual separation. Both would appreciate privacy in this personal matter.'
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MailOnline has reached out to Rob Mallard's representative for further comment.
Coronation Street fans feared the couple had split over Christmas after Ben shared a series of cryptic posts via his Instagram stories.
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Accompanied with a broken heart emoji, he wrote: 'I love you.' Ben also made reference to Ariana Grande's break up song Thank u, next on a photograph of himself and Rob.
An insider also shared with the newspaper: 'Rob and Ben decided to end things over Christmas. Things weren't working out and they came to the decision together after a lot of talking.'
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Meanwhile, on Coronation Street Sinead gave birth to her son 13 weeks...
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