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Faye Brookes looks smitten with personal trainer beau Joe Davies on night out in Manchester

Faye Brookes looks smitten with personal trainer beau Joe Davies as they hold hands on night out in Manchester

She split with Gareth Gates last summer after seven years together. 

And Faye Brookes looked smitten with her personal trainer boyfriend Joe Davies as they stepped out in Manchester on Saturday.

The former Coronation Street star, 32, packed on the PDA with hunky beau Joe as they stared into one another’s eyes and held hands en-route to a bar.

PDA: Faye Brookes looked smitten with her personal trainer boyfriend Joe Davies as they stepped out in Manchester on Saturday

PDA: Faye Brookes looked smitten with her personal trainer boyfriend Joe Davies as they stepped out in Manchester on Saturday

Faye looked effortlessly chic in a plunging powder blue jumpsuit, which teased a glimpse of her decolletage and cinched in at her trim waist with a sash.

The beauty accessorised with nude wedge sandals and a matching quilted handbag.

Her brunette tresses were styled in soft waves while her pretty features were enhanced with a rich palette of make-up.

Joe looked dapper in a pinstripe shirt and cream chinos, teamed with box fresh trainers.   

Smitten: The former Coronation Street star, 32, packed on the PDA with hunky beau Joe as they stared into one another's eyes and held hands en-route to a bar

Smitten: The former Coronation Street star, 32, packed on the PDA with hunky beau Joe as they stared into one another’s eyes and held hands en-route to a bar

Faye and Joe were pictured together at a number of events in August before making their red carpet debut at the White Christmas musical’s press night in London in November last year.

During the night the actress leaned into Joe as he placed a hand on the small of her back, indicating the friends had grown closer since Faye’s relationship with Gareth ended in July.  

Gareth and Faye had met when they starred in Legally Blonde in 2012. And they went public with their relationship in August 2013.  

Last September it was reported that Faye and Gareth briefly ended their relationship when the singer’s ‘very controlling’ behaviour led to a series of furious rows.

Style: Faye looked effortlessly chic in a plunging powder blue jumpsuit, which teased a glimpse of her decolletage and cinched in at her trim waist with a sash

Style: Faye looked effortlessly chic in a plunging powder blue jumpsuit, which teased a glimpse of her decolletage and cinched in at her trim waist with a sash

But by November they decided to give the relationship another try, with Faye pulling out of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! to spend time with him. 

In a move that shocked fans, Gareth asked Faye to marry him while they were on holiday in New York on New Year’s Eve.   

Previously discussing the reason behind their first break-up, Gareth admitted: ‘There was a lot of strain on our relationship because I was always away with work and Faye’s schedule was getting even busier so we decided we needed some breathing space.’

During the proposal he performed a 17-minute song about their relationship before getting down on one knee to offer Faye a £30,000 engagement ring. 

But by mid-July this year Faye had reportedly moved out of their shared flat. They announced they had split for good in August. 

The actress also announced she was leaving Coronation Street – where she played Kate Connor for four years – in April. 

Her final scenes aired in September, but Gareth reportedly asked to manage Faye’s future acting career, which is thought to have caused disagreements. 

A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘Faye and Gareth parted ways around a month ago, and she moved out of their flat in mid July. She had stopped wearing her engagement ring then too.

‘They had been disagreeing a lot, in particular Gareth was very vocal about who she associated with, and he had strong opinions about her career.

‘She knows them breaking up is for the best and just wants to move on with her life.’

It was also thought Gareth’s relationship with his ex wife, Suzanne Moles, 44, may have led to a number of arguments. Gareth and Suzanne share nine-year-old Missy.

Happier times: She split with Gareth Gates last summer after seven years together

Happier times: She split with Gareth Gates last summer after seven years together

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