After dismissing Twitter break-up posts as a hoax, the gossip goes on

Last month actress Kara Tointon rubbished rumours she’d split from long-term boyfriend Joe Swash.

But now it appears the couple – who met when they played brother and sister Mickey Miller and Dawn Swann on EastEnders in 2005 – have gone their separate ways.

Kara, 26, is reported to have headed to Spain to get over the split with Joe, 28.

‘After ending it Kara flew to Marbella for a holiday to get her head together,’ a source claims in the News Of The World,

‘Both she and Joe are really upset about it – but their rows were getting too frequent and they knew they couldn’t make it work anymore.’

In April, Kara denied that she’d Tweeted on Twitter about a break-up.

‘I’ve never had a Twitter account,’ she told Now exclusively. ‘So when people say: “You said this or you said that,” I get really angry about it because it’s not me.’

Kara insisted the couple were rock solid and admitted she hoped to start a family with Joe, who has a two-year-old son with his ex Emma Sophocleous.

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