Openly Gay Russell Tovey Splits With Boyfriend-Turned-Fiancé
Another relationship bites the dust!
Openly Gay Russell Tovey, 36, joins the list of another high profile celebrity to go through a breakup, in a year that has seen several high profile relationships end in a split.
Russell dropped the bombshell in a Q&A session with fans on Instagram on 19 June 2018.
Replying to a fan's query about if he was still dating rugby player Steve Brockman, the Quantico star replied 'No darling,' hinting that his relationship with the sports hunk was over. Whats more, the British actor seems to have wiped all the memories he shared with Steve after deleting his Instagram posts with his boyfriend-turned-fiance.
The news of the gay power couple's split came as a shock to many as the Being Human star had revealed his engagement just four months ago. Talking to Dailymail on 19 February 2018, Russell announced that he had been engaged to the rugby player. When asked by the reporter if he was engaged, the Gavin and Stacy star cryptically hinted:
'Completely unexpected but very very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London.'
Russell opened up about being a gay when he was just 18 years of age but started to take up gay roles in the screen only after turning 30, and Steve was his first real-life gay relationship.
Russell was the talk of the social media in July 2017, after he was linked romantically with Steve Brockman. His boyfriend Steve Brockman, who played rugby for the Kings Cross Steelers, had even moved across the pond from Britain to be with Russell while he was performing on the Broadway Angels In America opposite Andrew Garfield.
Russell Tovey attends the Elton John Aids Foundation event with his boyfriend Steve Brockman in 2018 (Photo:dailymail.co.uk)
Whats more, The Sun quoted a source saying that the actor was infatuated with the rugby hunk despite not revealing his love to the outside world.
Rusell and Steve were first rumored to have begun dating in late 2016. Russell hinted about his boyfriend when he said that it was his first gay relationship and the same for his partner. Whats more, he also revealed that he was open to getting married and having children of his own.
However, with the confirmation of breakup, the star might have to start his search again if he is to get married.