Dr Alex George has reportedly called it quits on his relationship with girlfriend Ellie after dating for a year according to friends, reports have claimed.

The Love Island star and A&E doctor, 31, appeared to have finally found love in his barrister belle and had posted a number of adorable glimpses into their life as a couple over the last 12 months.

The pair first embarked on their romance in January 2021 and later posted plenty of snaps on their Instagram pages, but they didn't make things official until June.

Sadly, a source has now claimed that despite trying "everything" to make their relationship work, they found it impossible.

"Alex and Ellie tried everything to make it work but sometimes it's just not meant to be," the couple's friend told The Sun.

"They have now gone their separate ways after a very emotional phone conversation.:

The duo, who had recently adopted a new puppy named Freddie, have also had to make a difficult decision about his final home.

According to the insider, Dr Alex's lawyer former girlfriend is going to be keeping their pet pooch, and she has already removed her belongings from his flat.

"It's heartbreaking for everyone and Alex is determined they stay friends," the source added.

The duo seemed to be at the height of enjoying their new relationship last summer, when they shared a number of images of their trip down to the Cornish coast.

Alex and Ellie stayed in a cute cottage and posed for numerous pictures during their romantic trip, which included visiting local farms and taking walks around the coastline.

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The news comes only a week before the Welsh A&E doctor is set to celebrate his 31st birthday.

OK! has contacted a representative for Dr Alex for comment.

It also comes after the couple shared their joyous news they'd welcomed another member to their family with adorable dog Freddie last month.

Alex and Ellie posed as a trio for snaps as they looked more loved-up than ever.

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