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Strictly star Adam Peaty splits from girlfriend

The Uttoxeter swimmer has announced the separation from the mother of his young son

Adam Peaty has split from his girlfriend. The Strictly Come Dancing star and Olympic swimming hero has announced his separation from girlfriend Eiri Munro.

The Uttoxeter-born swimmer took to Instagram yesterday, Tuesday, August 23, where he released a statement saying that he had "let Eiri down". The 27-year-old star posted a lengthy message alongside a photo of him, Eiri and their two-year-old son George.

In the post on Instagram, Peaty said that he and Eiri have now gone their separate ways. He also insisted that he will always have love for his ex-girlfriend.

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The statement said: "Eiri and I have decided to go our separate ways. We have enjoyed a wonderful three years together, two of those with our gorgeous son George.

"Our priority has always been to provide the happiest and healthiest home environment for him, and right now that means ending our romantic relationship. I could not ask for a greater mother for George and I am so grateful to Eiri for her amazing support over the last three years.

"Eiri and George, I’m sorry for letting you down. My only interest is for the well-being of our family at this difficult time so I ask that our privacy is respected and I won’t be saying anything further."

Following his post, Eiri, 24, took to her Instagram stories to release a statement of her own. She revealed that she would be taking a lengthy break from social media following the split.

England's Adam Peaty celebrates with partner Eiri Munro after winning gold in the Men's 50m Breaststroke
England's Adam Peaty has split with partner Eiri Munro (Image: PA)

She said: "The last three years have been so, so, amazing. Our little family have experienced so much laughter, love, and joy. You guys have been such a significant part of that.

"This next chapter of my life is surely going to be a difficult one. I would appreciate that people would refrain from commenting, speculating, or messaging. I have shared so much of my life, but for now, I am choosing privacy and I hope that you will all respect that."

The pair first met while they were both at Loughborough University as Peaty trained in the pool and she studied art. The pair met after a date on online dating app, Tinder.

Peaty is fresh from claiming the only major gold medal missing from his impressive collection after winning gold in the 50 metre breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this month. Peaty had been recovering from an injury after he broke his foot in a training accident ten weeks previous to competing in the Games.

In January, Peaty was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list in recognition for his services to swimming and mental health. He had been raising awareness of mental health issues after winning two gold medals at the Tokyo Games in 2021 in the 100 metre breaststroke and the mixed 4x100-metre relay. He also won the 100-metre breaststroke gold in Rio, which was Team GB's first gold of the Games.

He appeared in the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing and won hearts with his dance moves. He finished in 9th place overall.

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