Sheridan, 40, who is currently starring in BBC drama Four Lives, rekindled her relationship with Alex after 20 years apart from one another before splitting a few weeks ago.
Close pals of the actress revealed that Sheridan called it quits a matter of weeks ago as the two separated with ‘no major drama’ as the relationship had run its course.
As reported in The Mirror an insider said, the former Gavin & Stacey star ‘rushed’ into a romance with Alex just two months after her split with Jamie and she now ‘regrets’ not allowing herself time to heal.
“Sheridan was still very much in love with Jamie when she reunited with Alex and she was still grieving for the end of their relationship,” the source told Closer Magazine.
“While she initially tried to pretend she was OK, it became very clear it was more of a rebound fling and that things weren’t going to work out as she’d hoped,” they went on.
Mum-of-one Sheridan revealed she was dating Alex back in September last year – with rumours circulating just weeks later the pair had split.
The TV star initially wiped all traces of Alex from her social media in October 2021, according to OK! magazine, but quickly silenced speculation they had split with a public outing together at the gala performance of Pride & Prejudice shortly after.
“Sheridan and Alex did split and she removed all of the photos of them online as a knee-jerk reaction but she wants to give things another go,” a source told the publication at the time.
The on-off couple first dated more than 20 years ago, with Sheridan confirming their reunion in a social media post in September.
“So pleased this fitty I dated back in the day (20 years ago) is back in my life. Life works in mysterious ways . . . miss you Mr L,” the Cilla actress gushed on Instagram at the time.
Prior to rekindling her romance with her ex, Sheridan’s last public relationship was with Jamie, 31 – who is the father to her 20-month-old son Billy.
The co-parents , who were engaged at one point during their romance, called it quits back in July, after three years together.
Announcing their split in a statement given to The Sun on Sunday, Sheridan said: “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.”
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