You won’t believe the amount of people Brits ACTUALLY rely on

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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You might feel that you have a million friends but a study has found how many people we actually rely on and it's actually surprising

The average Brit has a social network of 180 people – but only relies on five of them, a study found.

Researchers who carried out a poll of 1,500 adults revealed partners are most likely to be in the ‘circle of trust’, along with parents and siblings.

It also emerged we turn to the trusted inner circle for help or support at least twice a month.

The study was commissioned by American Express to celebrate the launch of its new brand campaign and understand more about how the support of others can help propel you forward.

The study also found for nearly half of Brits (47 per cent) this 'social support network' has become more important today than ever before.

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Celebrity couples who split in 2018 CLOSER - SLIDER

Celebrity couples who split in 2018 CLOSER1 of 47
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Celebrity couples who split in 2018 CLOSER

Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham2 of 47
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Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham

The nation was devastated when Dani Dyer announced she's split from Jack Fincham just four months after they won Love Island. In a statement posted on her Instagram Story, she wrote: "Jack and I have sadly decided to part ways. It's been an incredible six months, and we will always have a place in our hearts for each other, but we've sadly come to the realisation that it's not meant to be long term."We both plan to stay friends. I hope you'll all understand. Love Dani x."However hours later she deleted the message from her social media account, the pair then publicly messaged each other on Instagramand then Danny Dyer denied they'd ever split.Weird but we're happy nonetheless.

Vicky Pattison and John Noble3 of 47
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Vicky Pattison and John Noble

Just days before Vicky Pattison's birthday, her fiancé was spotted cosying up to a mystery blonde during a holiday without the Geordie Shore star. Following the news the couple split, despite filming a wedding show, and Vicky checked herself into a 'self care' retreat.

Kerry Katona and Ryan Mahoney4 of 47
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Kerry Katona and Ryan Mahoney

Kerry Katona and Ryan Mahoney split just months after meeting on Bumble. Despite their breakup there's apparently 'no animosity or bad feelings' between the pair.

Sam Bird and Georgia Steel5 of 47
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Sam Bird and Georgia Steel

Love Island's Sam Bird and Georgia Steel had a rocky splitafter he revealed their breakup was related to her ex-boyfriend.

Seann Walsh and Rebecca Humphries6 of 47
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Seann Walsh and Rebecca Humphries

Ellie Brown and Charlie Brake7 of 47
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Ellie Brown and Charlie Brake

In September Charlie Brake revealed his relationship with Ellie Brown was over and days later it became clear that Ellie was gutted when she released a heartbreaking statement. They've both reportedly moved on though; while Charlie has reportedly been spotted 'all over' Ferne McCann, Ellie shared a video of herself kissing Joey Essex.

Gary Lucy and Natasha Gray8 of 47
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Gary Lucy and Natasha Gray

After 14 years together, Gary Lucy and his wife Natasha Grey revealed they had split. The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, have three children together.

Dianne Buswell and Anthony Quinlan9 of 47
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Dianne Buswell and Anthony Quinlan

Dianne Buswell and Emmerdale actor Anthony Quinlan splitshortly after Strictly Come Dancing began. There were reports that Anthony was worried about how 'close' his girlfriend was getting to her dance partner Joe Sugg.

Laura Crane and Jack Fowler10 of 47
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Laura Crane and Jack Fowler

Just two months after leaving the villa, Laura Crane confirmed she'd split from Jack Fowler. She told Metro: "Sadly Jack and I have both decided to go our separate ways due to such busy schedules right now and not having the time to spend together."Feel truly blessed to have got to share my Love Island experience with him and to have made a friend for life. We will carry on supporting each other on this journey and I can't wait to see where it takes us."

Katie Waisell and Andy Speer11 of 47
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Katie Waisell and Andy Speer

Singer and survivor of the CBB house with Heavy D (seriously - respect), Katie and her partner split up in September, two months after they welcomed their son, Hudson, to the world.

Cally Jane Beech and Luis Morrison12 of 47
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Cally Jane Beech and Luis Morrison

After meeting on the first series of the reboot of Love Island, Cally and Luis went on to welcome a stunning baby girl, Vienna Morrison Beech, and it looked the pair were going to live happily-ever-after. HOWEVER, 2015's only remaining couple SPLIT in September 2018, breaking the hearts of Love Island fans across the country.

Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler13 of 47
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Boris Johnson and Marina Wheeler

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler confirmed they have separated in September 2018.They have four children together, Lara Lettice, Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches and Theodore Apollo. Boris was previously married to Allegra Mostyn-Owen, a fellow student at Oxford.

Binky Felstead and Josh 'JP' Patterson14 of 47
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Binky Felstead and Josh 'JP' Patterson

Binky Felstead and Josh Patterson's romance began on Made in Chelsea and they share a daughter together, India, together but their love was not meant to be and they announced their split in September 2018.

Laura Anderson and Paul Knops15 of 47
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Laura Anderson and Paul Knops

Laura and Paul called time on their Love Island romance two months after leaving Mallorca. Laura explained to OK! magazine: "When we came out of the villa there was a lot of work-related things we did together and then Paul went away for three weeks. He went to the Burning Man festival in America and he couldn't get phone signal for a week. I was absolutely fine with that. I trusted him not to do things with other girls, which he didn't. I was hoping that when he came back we'd spend more time together and build a proper relationship out of the villa. It didn't happen."

Jon Clark and Tayla Ling16 of 47
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Jon Clark and Tayla Ling

TOWIE star Jon Clark and Tayla Ling have reportedly split after six months together. The pair have deleted all traces of each other on Instagram and if that doesn't scream there's been a break up then we don't know what does. The pair first got together and the reality star chased her for TWO years, talk about dedication. At the time he wrote on Instagram: "Taken 2 years!!! But I finally got what I've been waiting for."Their breakup comes shortly after he described her as 'The One'.

Malin Andersson and Tom Kemp17 of 47
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Malin Andersson and Tom Kemp

The pair started dating after Malin's mother sadly passed away in January this year. Malin then announced she was pregnant in June. Three months later, she announced on Twitter that Tom cheated on her while pregnant. She wrote: "Lol so just found out I've been cheated on. Being pregnant n cheated on. Lush."Ouch. However she's remaining strong and posted a photo of her baby bump and wrote alongside it: "Bathing. Jus me n this lil thing. Oh.... it's got so much love already.. but I can feel this one being my best friend. "I can't wait to guide and teach true life meaning like my mum did for me. A true blessing in disguise ud83dude0a"Note When life Constantly throws hurdles in your way, remember that you MUST keep getting up. We all have a purpose even if we don't quite know it yet."She added: "I'm wanting to let each and everyone of you know that you should never doubt where your life is going, or yourself as a person. Our emotions are temporary.. life will and can get better."Thanks for all my lovely msgs. Love me and bubba ❤ufe0f ud83dudc76"Following all this drama it seems that they've managed to work things out after the pair shared a snap of themselves kissing at their baby shower.

Mollie King and Stuart Broad18 of 47
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Mollie King and Stuart Broad

Strictly Come Dancing star Mollie King is officially single after splitting with rugby star Stuart Broad.The pair were dating for five months and they reportedly split on amicable terms, although they've both unfollowed each other on social media.Confirming the split, a source told The Sun: "Mollie and Stuart's romance has fizzled out. Their schedules are packed and it's not been easy to see each other often."They added: "It wasn't working so they went their separate ways. There are no hard feelings."

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima19 of 47
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Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima

Kourtney Kardashian and her 25-year-old toyboy boyfriend Younes Bendjima have split after two years together.According to TMZ, the 39-year-old reality star called it quits and since the news came to light, they've both unfollowed each other off Instagram.The pair first met at Paris Fashion Week back in 2016 and have since travelled the world together with Kourtney's kids who she had with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.

Megan McKenna and Mike Thalassitis20 of 47
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Megan McKenna and Mike Thalassitis

TOWIE's Megan McKenna and Love Island's Mike Thalassitis have split for the second time.The reality stars were dating for seven months and despite splitting briefly it seemed all was well with the couple. Unfortunately it wasn't to last and Mike confirmed they were both back on the market: ""She's not my Megs anymore. "There's no going back. I gave her everything and it wasn't enough. I'm doing me now. I'm happy."It doesn't look like there's a reunion on the table, as Muggy Mike went on to tell The Sun: "There's only so much you can keep trying when it's not working."The Love Island star was pictured moving out of Megan's house and they've both deleted the majority of their coupled up photos on their Instagram pages.

Una Healy and Ben Foden21 of 47
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Una Healy and Ben Foden

The Saturdays star Una Healy has reportedly split from her husband Ben Foden amid cheating rumours. The pair were set to move to America but after the rugby player allegedly had a one-night-stand with a girl who works in PR, Una and the children will stay in the UK.The pair who have been married for six years have two children together; Aoife, eight and Tadhg, three.

Gemma Collins and James 'Arg' Argent22 of 47
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Gemma Collins and James 'Arg' Argent

TOWIE's Gemma Collins and Arg reportedly split this year after the GC was tired of her boyfriend's nights out. According to The Sun, Gemma called time on their relationship during their holiday in Spain. A source told the publication: "It is over. Gemma dumped him after growing sick of his going out and then just disappearing, not telling her where he was."He was regularly going AWOL and quite simply Gemma had enough. She's got loads of exciting work things coming up and basically doesn't have time to deal with his sh-t."However according to their Instagram pages it seems that they've reunited.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth23 of 47
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Miley and Liam have been on and off since they first started dating in 2010 and in July it was reported that they 'split'. They first met on the set of The Last Song and went on to get engaged but in 2013 they split. Fast forward three years and they reunited and even went on to announce that their engagement was back on. It seemed that their relationship was well and truly over after a source close to the couple revealed: "He wants kids and doesn't want to keep putting it off but it's not quite the timeline Miley had in mind. He is left heartbroken."However in August Liam confirmed that they're still together in a cute snap of Miley taking their dogs for a walk in the park.

Caroline Flack Andrew Brady24 of 47
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Caroline Flack Andrew Brady

Love Island host Caroline Flack and Celebrity Big Brother star Andrew Brady split after a whirlwind relationship. The pair started dating in January anddespite cheating allegations, three months later they were engaged. Unfortunately it wasn't to last and the TV presenter confirmed she had split from her fiancé in a statement to The Sun. She wrote: "I'm sad to announce that Andrew and I have decided to part ways. Unfortunately it was not to be. I wish him all the best. "At least there's a Villa waiting for me. It's back to the ol' grafting."They've since reportedly reunited but the latest update is that they had a row in a restaurant which ended with Cazza 'storming out'.

Scarlett Moffatt and Lee Wilkinson25 of 47
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Scarlett Moffatt and Lee Wilkinson

There was speculation that Lee Wilkinson had cheated on Scarlett Moffatt after his ex-girlfriend claimed he did and shortly after the I'm A Celeb star confirmed they'd split. They got back together a few weeks later but have now split again, following reports that he walked out with Scarlett allegedly 'begging him' to reunite.

Cheryl and Liam Payne26 of 47
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Cheryl and Liam Payne

Cheryl first met Liam while judging The X Factor in 2008. The reacquainted pair then started dating in 2016, and Cheryl gave birth to baby Bear in 2017. The couple announced their amicable split on social media in July 2018.

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas27 of 47
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Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas

A lot of people were devastated when Former TOWIE star and Coronation Street actor - Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas - split in June following an 'explosive row'. Luckily it didn't last long, a few days in fact, and the now-happy couple are back together with Ryan confirming the news on Instagram.

Katie Price and Kieran Hayler28 of 47
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Katie Price and Kieran Hayler

After five years of marriage it was reported that Katie Price and Kieran Hayler finally called it quits. The former stripper cheated with two of her best friends and in 2017 it came to light that he had a year-long affair with their children's nanny. Just weeks after their 'split', Katie allegedly moved on to another man.

Amber Davies and James Hawkins29 of 47
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Amber Davies and James Hawkins

Amber and James had been set up by their mutual friends Olivia Attwood and her footballer boyfriend Bradley Dack, and seemed to be super loved-up on social media.However, just weeks after going Instagram official, Amber has explained the romance 'fizzled out'

Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson30 of 47
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Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson

According to reports Coronation Street stars Alan Halsall and Lucy-Jo Hudson have decided to splitafter nine years of marriage.They first met on the Corrie set back in 2002 and have since welcomed their daughter Sienna Rae into the world.The sad news comes afterthe pair split back in 2016but after two months they went on to reveal they wanted to say their marriage.

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne31 of 47
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Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne

Following reports thatJacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne had splitjust weeks before their second child together was due, the EastEnders star spoke out about the rumours. Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "No one needs to comment and get involved in things they don't know anything about. Daniel and I are dealing with things privately as a team, there is always 2 sides to every story. "Stop with the nasty comments, no one deserves them. Trust me ❤ufe0f privacy please x"The news came less than a year after they tied the knot. Following his Celebrity Big Brother stint, Dan has now confirmed that his marriage is back on track.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid32 of 47
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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

After dating for two years, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid announced they had decided to go their separate ways. The former One Direction star wrote on Twitter: "Gigi and I have a an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend."She has such an incredible soul. I'm grateful of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at this time."The model added: "I'm forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared. I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend that I have immense respect and love for. As for the future, whatever's meant to be will always be."Aaaaaaand after they were papped sharing a kiss, Gigi has confirmed the pair reunited with a loved up snap on Instagram.

Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Mortez33 of 47
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Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Mortez

In April 2018 it came to light that Brooklyn Beckham and Chloe Mortez had split after two years together on/off, when he was pictured kissing Playboy model Lexi Wood.Shortly after fans questioned whether he had cheated, Chloe shared a photo of herself listening to Cardi B's song Be Careful - about an unfaithful boyfriend.Eek!

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan34 of 47
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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

They first met on the set of Step Up back in 2006 and three years later they got married. In 2013, they welcomed their daughter Everly but earlier this year they announced they'd split.In a statement shared on Instagram, they wrote: "'We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. "Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now."They added: "'There are no secrets nor salacious events at the root of our decision — just two best-friends realising it's time to take some space and help each other live the most joyous, fulfilled lives as possible."We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly."

Tracey Metcalfe and Bradley Jaden35 of 47
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Tracey Metcalfe and Bradley Jaden

Earlier this year it came to light that Emmerdale star Tracy Metcalfe and her actor fiancé Bradley Jaden had split!The pair got engaged in August 2016 but only announced the news publicly six months later. At the time Bradley described Amy as "The One".However fast forward a year, they've split and he's already moved on with his co-star Olivia Holding.

Jake Quickenden and Danielle Fogarty36 of 47
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Jake Quickenden and Danielle Fogarty

Shortly after winning Dancing on Ice this year Jake Quickenden and his fiancée Danielle Fogarty broke up. Appearing on Lorraine, the reality star spoke about their split and said: "We're having a bit of time apart, kind of dealing with ourselves, and work, and being busy."I've got so much respect for Dan and her family and everything they've done. For me, it's just about taking some time out and seeing what happens really."He added: "But like I said, there's not a bad word. I was with her on Monday, we still talk and I still love her to bits, but sometimes you've got to go away to come back."

Kym Marsh and Matt Baker37 of 47
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Kym Marsh and Matt Baker

After more than two years together Coronation Street star Kym Marsh and Matt Baker announced they'd split.Despite buying a £500,000 house together two months before their separation, Kim admitted they will stay friends. She told OK! magazine: "Sadly, the reports are true. We still care for each other, we'll stay friends and I'm sure we'll be a part of each other's lives in the future."Now we each just want to focus on our families, our work and our friends as we move forward."

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux38 of 47
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

After two years of marriage, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theoroux announced they've split. A spokesperson for the Friends star confirmed the news, saying: "In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation."This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship."They first met back in 2007 on the set of the film Tropic Thunder. A few years later they got engaged on Justin's 41st birthday and surprised all their friends and family with a surprise wedding at their LA home in 2015.

Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville39 of 47
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Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville

They met on Love Island in 2017 and fell for each other on the show, however reality tv fans were shocked when it was reported that Marcel Somerville had cheated on Gabby Allen.Breaking her silence Gabby wrote on Twitter: "It's been a tough couple of days, I think I might still be in a bit of shock! But I'm sure in time I will be ok. I have the best family and friends around me. I'm a lucky girl. ❤ufe0f "Marcel also confirmed their breakup with his rep telling Mail Online: "Marcel can't really defend his actions as he knows he did wrong and will regret it forever."Marcel is upset that he broke the heart of someone he loves and someone that he shared so many special moments with, but with all the good times there are difficult times, and sadly Marcel and Gabby had been in a bad place at this stage."

Karen and Kevin Clifton40 of 47
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Karen and Kevin Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Karen and Kevin Clifton confirmed they'd split after three years of marriage however have said they'll continue to dance together.Speaking on Chris Evans' breakfast show, Kevin explained: "Privately we are not together anymore but professionally we are stronger than ever before. Dance is how we came together and is what glues us together."We're still the best of friends – we still have a lot of love and respect for each other. What we've found is that since we've been honest with each other it's unlocked our creativity."

Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes41 of 47
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Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes

They met on Love Island and were a rocky couple on the show but after pairing up and leaving the island together they split seven months later.The shocking news came just weeks before their show aired on TV. In a now-deleted tweet, Olivia hinted they'd split when she wrote: "I think one of the worst feelings in life is being angry at yourself."Angry for the way I tried to see the good in someone when no one else did. I feel for the lies. I believed I was more than just a job."Eek!Their fans then got to watch their breakup on their TV show after they'd filmed it.

Jess Wright and Giovanni Pernice42 of 47
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Jess Wright and Giovanni Pernice

Former TOWIE star Jess Wright and Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice split this year after a few months of dating.After months of speculation they confirmed they were in a relationship on Valentines Day but fast forward a few months and it's all over. It was rumoured that he didn't do well with Jess' popularity.

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong43 of 47
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Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong

After 11 years of marriage Ant McPartlin announced he was divorcing his wife Lisa Armstrong. The news came shortly after Ant spent time in rehab for alcohol and drug addiction. At the time he released a statement to The Sun and said: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin."Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made."Following the announcement there was speculation that the TV presenter would pay his wife half of his fortune - £31 million - in the divorce.

Stephanie Davis and Jacob Gill44 of 47
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Stephanie Davis and Jacob Gill

This year Stephanie Davis hinted she was in a new relationship with mystery man Jacob Gill. However following reports that they'd split, the mum-of-one denied the breakup.A few months later she confirmed she'd split from him and wrote on Twitter: "I am single as a Pringle and staying that way for a very long time!! Hahaud83dudc9c "

Judge Rinder and Seth Cummings45 of 47
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Judge Rinder and Seth Cummings

They'd been together for 11 years and had a civil ceremony for four years but earlier this year Judge Rinder and Seth Cumming's split, according to The Sun.A source told the publication: "He's very upset about the situation, but the split is amicable and no one else is involved. Rob has never spoken about his relationship and nothing will change on that front."

Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis46 of 47
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Ewan McGregor and Eve Mavrakis

They'd been married for 22 years but this year Ewan McGregor filed for divorce from his wife Eve Mavrakis. The couple had originally split in May 2017 but it only came to light in October when the Star Wars actor was papped kissing his co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Coleen Nolan and Ray Fensome47 of 47
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Coleen Nolan and Ray Fensome

The Loose Women star announced she and her husband Ray Fensome were divorcing after 10 years. Coleen Nolan confirmed the sad news following a "pretty hellish" year and told The Mirror: "It's hard to imagine that so much could have changed from that day in 2008 when we married."But a decade on and it's now clear I was wrong. There is too much dividing me and Ray. We can't go back."

More than a third put this down to busier lives while 28 per cent blamed an increased pressure to succeed.

According to the data, Brits believe having a support network around you is one of the most important factors to self-achievement.

Additionally, the research identified the support network is primarily made up of a "backer" (64 per cent), a "comforter" (62 per cent) and a "cheerleader" (62 per cent).

It also consists of a “constructive critic” (45 per cent) and a “big picture thinker” (40 per cent).

The Top 5 most popular types of people in Brits support network:


The Top 5 most popular types of people in Brits support network - STACKED

Friends1 of 5

1. Backer – Someone you can count on to have your back (64 per cent)

Friends2 of 5

2. Cheerleader – Someone that cheers you on and encourages you (63 per cent)

Friends3 of 5

3. Comforter – Someone who will comfort if you fail (62 per cent)

Friends4 of 5

4. Constructive Critic – Someone who offers constrictive criticism (45 per cent)

Friends5 of 5

5. Big Picture Thinker – Someone who makes you see the bigger picture (40 per cent)

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