Jeremy McConnell has flown home to Ireland without Stephanie Davis and their son Caben-Albi.
The 27-year-old Irish hunk has decided to leave Liverpool, where he was renting a flat near to the 24-year-old actress' home, because he wants "space" to grieve for his late father and aunt surrounded by his "close friends and family".
Speaking about the tattooed reality star to The Sun Online, a source said: "Jeremy has temporarily left Liverpool - where he's been renting a flat nearby Stephanie's home - to be with close friends and family in Ireland.
"He needs the support of loved ones during this tough time and has headed home so he can have space to properly grieve.
"It's been incredibly stressful for Jeremy - losing your aunt and dad in such a short space of time would be difficult for anyone."
Jeremy has endured a turbulent relationship with the brunette beauty ever since the pair met on 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2016, and although the on/off couple recently tried to rekindle their romance they have yet again split-up, which is believed to be down to the "strain" the model has been under.
The source explained: "As a result his relationship with Stephanie has become strained again but hopefully some time apart will do them both good."
And it has been reported the duo's rows can be over heard by their neighbours outside of their home, whilst other arguments are believed to have spilled out onto the street.
A separate source said previously: "There have been some bitter, furious and shocking rows between them over the past few weeks.
"The neighbours can hear them from inside their house - and at points their arguing has even spilled on to the street.
"Steph's house is in a very well-to-do area and she has a lot of older neighbours."
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