PICTURED: The moment Jenna Coleman hands back her keys to ex-fiancé Tom Hughes as they split four years after finding love on Victoria set
- Jenna, 34, and Tom, 35, have split four years after falling in love on the set of ITV period costume drama, Victoria
- Pictures show the star handing over keys to her ex at the door of her new pad five miles from their home
- An insider said the pair have since met up in an attempt to keep things ‘as friendly and civil as possible’
This is the emotional moment that Jenna Coleman split from Tom Hughes after four years together.
The actress, 34, and her Victoria co-star, 35, who fell in love on set while playing the lead roles of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the ITV period costume drama, are said to be ‘terribly sad’.
Snaps show the star handing over keys to her ex at the door of her new pad five miles from their home.
Pictured: This is the emotional moment that Jenna Coleman split from Tom Hughes after four years together
She had previously been deep in conversation after he helped carry bags into the new home.
An insider told The Sun that the pair have since met up in an attempt to keep things ‘as friendly and civil as possible.’
The source said: ‘They are trying to salvage a friendship but obviously these are trying times, and it’s not easy.
‘Both Tom and Jenna are terribly sad, but the relationship ran its course. There was no third party involved.
Heartbreaking: Snaps show the star in deep conversation with her ex as he helped her move into her new pad five miles from their home
Helping out: The actor helped carry Jenna’s bags to her new pad as they ended their romance after four years
Still friends? It’s claimed that Blackpool native Jenna is ‘trying to salvage a friendship’ with Tom (Pictured August 2017)
‘Jenna’s career is going from strength to strength, she’s being offered increasingly more roles abroad, especially Los Angeles, and she wants to focus on this while she’s still young.’
MailOnline has contacted Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes’ representatives for comment.
Last year, the Dr Who actress revealed she and her now-former beau Tom never took their characters from Victoria home with them when the cameras turn off.
Jenna stars in the ITV historical drama as Queen Victoria in the series while Tom plays her husband Prince Albert.
All eyes on Hollywood? The source claimed that Jenna is ‘being offered increasingly more roles abroad, especially Los Angeles, and she wants to focus on this while she’s still young’
Their romance was a case of life imitating art for the pair who began dating in 2016 after they met on set.
Speaking to The Telegraph, the thespian said: ‘No, I definitely do not go home and play Queen Victoria, I want to make that clear.
‘But I really enjoy the company of her, if that makes sense. There’s a lovely familiarity, and getting to know them as a couple has been a real joy.’
Quizzed whether Tom kept up his German accent around the house, Jenna looked horrified and exclaimed, ‘No… No, no.’
On-screen to real life: Last year, the Dr Who actress revealed she and her now-former beau Tom never took their characters from Victoria home with them when the cameras turn off (pictured)
Jenna and Tom’s romance almost never happened, as the actress revealed she turned down the role of the iconic monarch twice before finally accepting the part.
Speaking to Radio Times, Jenna said of the near-miss: ‘I had just finished doing nearly four years on Doctor Who and I didn’t want to do another long TV project.
‘I wanted to do lots of different things, but now I’m doing Victoria, I find her quite addictive.’
Prior to dating Tom, Jenna’s last high-profile relationship was with Bodyguard actor Richard Madden, 34, with the pair dating on and off for four years before ending things for good in 2015.
Former flames: Jenna dated Bodyguard actor Richard Madden, 34, on and off for four years before ending things for good in 2015