Sheridan Smith reunites with ex-boyfriend after split from fiance Jamie Horn

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11:   Sheridan Smith arrives at The BRIT Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena on May 11, 2021 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Sheridan Smith has reunited with old flame Alex Lawler. (Getty Images)

Sheridan Smith has confirmed she has reunited with old flame, actor-turned-camera-operator Alex Lawler.

The 40-year-old actor and TV presenter — who became a mother to son Billy in May last year — announced in July she had separated from fiance Jamie Horn after three years together.

Smith has now shared a picture of herself on Instagram with old flame Lawler captioned: "So pleased this fitty I dated back in the day (20 years ago) is back in my life! Life works in mysterious ways miss u Mr L [sic]"

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Lawler appeared in Sky One football TV drama Dream Team between 2002 and 2005 and has since moved behind the camera.

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Smith and Horn announced in a joint statement in July: “It is with great sadness that we have decided to have some time apart.

"We both remain completely committed to raising our beautiful boy Billy together.

“We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time. Thank you.”

Watch: Sheridan Smith announces breakup with fiance Jamie Horn

The couple welcomed Billy, their first child in May last year. He arrived early via caesarean-section.

Smith and Horn began dating in early 2018 after reportedly meeting through dating app Tinder. They are believed to have become engaged after just three months and live together in rural Kent.

Smith dated model Graham Nation for several months in 2017 and before that had an on/off relationship with Hollyoaks actor Greg Wood, 40.

Between 2007 and 2009 she dated Gavin & Stacey co-star James Corden.

During the first UK lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic Smith acted while heavily pregnant in ITV's Isolation Stories, filmed in her own home.

The West End star also opened up about her mental health battles in ITV documentary Becoming Mum, giving producers exclusive access to her life in the four months leading up to the birth of her son.

This year Smith has presented BBC dog grooming show Pooch Perfect - which has not been renewed for a second series - and was a guest judge on Ru Paul's UK Drag Race.

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She is one of the celebrity panellists on new ITV show Starstruck, along with Murs and Lambert, which will see members of the public transformed into their favourite pop stars to perform with the celebrities.

The Cilla star — who lost her father Colin to cancer in 2016 — has previously opened up on her struggles with anxiety, panic attacks and alcohol misuse.

She is due to publish her memoir Honestly later this year.

Watch: Sheridan Smith set to write a tell-all autobiography

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