Tina Malone splits from ‘toyboy’ hubby Paul Chase after 11 years together

After nine years of marriage, Tina Malone broke the sad news that her marriage has come to an end.

The 56-year-old actress announced over Twitter today that she had split from husband Paul Chase, 37.

She said: “With great sadness, I wrote this, myself and Paul have split up after 11 years together!"

Underneath, her fans rushed to show their support and expressed their sadness at the news the lovebirds were parting ways.

One said: “So sorry to read your sad news. Always a very difficult time. Love and hugs you.”

A second added: “Sorry to hear this Tina. Keep strong. You know you can.”

While a third remarked: “Life is tough at times just keep doing your best for you and yours.”

The former flames walked down the aisle in 2010, and share one daughter, Flame, who was born when Tina turned 50.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online earlier this year, the former Shameless actress opened up about her "year from hell".

The Geordie star bravely admitted she had experienced suicidal thoughts and was suffering from depression.

In the months prior, Paul had lost his job and the couple suffered with housing problems.

Tina also fell out with her daughter Danielle, 37, when she was summoned to court after sharing a picture that allegedly showed one of Jamie Bulger’s murderers.

She said: ”It's been the year from hell. I was suffering with severe depression and I was suicidal.

"I'd penned my letters and planned how I'd do it, but the only thing that stopped me was Flame."

Thankfully, the screen-star managed to get her life back on track, saying: "I'm back in work now on Channel 5 show Clink, Paul is back in full-time work and my relationship with Danielle is back on track."

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