Matt LeBlanc has reportedly split from his Co Fermanagh girlfriend Aurora Mulligan after nearly six years together.
News of their break up comes after Friends star Matt, who is best known for playing Joey Tribbiani on the US sitcom, was seen looking downcast over the weekend.
It is claimed that the 54-year-old actor split from the Top Gear producer – who he met when he previously hosted the motoring show.
They first met back in 2016 when he became the show’s first non-UK host, The Mirror reports.
A source told the UK press that the couple “struck a clean break, but it’s still very raw”.
In May 2016, it was reported the couple had started dating, and they were later seen at the Hickstead Derby in West Sussex in June.
The couple had gone from strength-to-strength since, until now.
Aurora Mulligan is from Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. She is 37, 17 years younger than the 54-year-old actor.
She studied Politics and Political Philosophy at Liverpool University before starting her career in television.
She has worked as a Producer on BBC Top Gear and for Big Earth Productions – the company behind Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s motorcycle travel series Long Way Round and Long Way Down.
She is currently based in Los Angeles and specializes in car and motorbike related shows.
Over the weekend, Hollywood star Matt was spotted grabbing some bits in Sherman Oaks, California, sporting some stubble.
He wore baggy pants and a motoring T-shirt as he kept his head down with shades.
Matt also wore a baseball cap and trainers as he made a rare public appearance.
The rare sighting came shortly after fans’ expressed their concern for one of his co-stars.
Matthew Perry, Chandler Bing in Friends, has struggled openly with addiction in the past.
But he recently announced he is bringing out a new book, which will feature his highs and lows.
He teased the launch of the tell-all memoir, posting a photo of the cover along with the release date: “11. 1. 22.”
He wrote: “So much has been written about me in the past. I thought it was time people heard from me.
“The highs were high, the lows were low. But I have lived to tell the tale, even though at times it looked like I wouldn’t.
“And it’s all in here. I apologize it’s not a pop up book.”
Matt and Matthew attended the Friends reunion, which aired in 2021.
Matt became somewhat of an internet sensation after – and he saw the funny side of it.
Twitter pointed out his resemblance to a stereotypical Irish middle-aged dad and the telly favorite became an instant meme.
Fans loved the middle-aged dad vibes and Matt had a giggle too.
Fellow actor and friend Stephen Mangan told Ray Darcy on RTE that the star found it funny.
He told the show: “Some of the stuff people were coming up with was absolutely priceless. I’m not sure Matt really understands what was happening!
“Obviously, he is Italian, but he saw the funny side of it. He’s got a good sense of humour.”
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.