From Billie Piper’s booze-fuelled marriage with Chris Evans to bitter divorce battle with Laurence Fox… the star’s complicated relationships as she ‘splits from her boyfriend of eight years Johnny Lloyd’

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Describing her first marriage to Chris Evans (pictured, left), Billie Piper, (pictured, right) said she got 'completely hammered for three years' with him

It’s unlucky in love again for Billie Piper as she has reportedly split from her boyfriend Johnny Lloyd after eight years together.

The former Doctor Who star, 41, and the singer, 38, who share five-year-old daughter, Tallulah, decided to end their romance after lockdown had a major impact on their relationship, according to The Sun on Sunday.

It’s not the first relationship to seemingly turn sour for the actress; she’s been divorced twice and involved in a bitter custody battle with her ex Laurence Fox. 

She famously married her first husband Chris Evans back in 2001, after dating for six months, aged just 18, with the 16-year age gap between the pair sparking controversy. 

So, amid reports that the end of Billie’s relationship to Johnny was ‘very sad’ and they are ‘better off apart’, FEMAIL takes a look at the star’s complicated relationship history… 

CHRIS EVANS 

Describing her first marriage to Chris Evans (pictured, left), Billie Piper, (pictured, right) said she got ‘completely hammered for three years’ with him

Fans of Billie Piper were shocked when it emerged that she and Chris Evans had tied the knot in a casual Las Vegas wedding in 2001 – with just six guests.

The couple has only met a year earlier when she appeared on his TV show TFI Friday in 2000 – the next day, he sent a £110,000 Ferrari filled with roses to her home (she couldn’t drive at the time). 

She was just 18, when she wed Chris who was 16-years old her senior, sparking controversy.

The duo married in a secret Las Vegas ceremony at the Little Church of the West for which she wore flips flops and a sarong. The groom was equally casual, donning an open-necked shirt.

An 18-month sabbatical followed as the couple travelled the world, before settling at Chris’ country estate in Hascombe, Surrey. 

The couple split three years later in 2004 and the divorce was finalised in 2007, they remained on good terms with Billie likening the marriage ‘to being in your university years’.

She did not request a single penny of his estimated £30million fortune, and although citing irreconcilable differences on their divorce papers, they remained close afterwards.

Billie previously recalled how she got ‘completely hammered for three years’ with her ex-husband when she was feeling burnt out from her teen pop career. 

Memories: Billie said she had an 'amazing time' with Chris and likened their relationship to being in university. Pictured in 2001 After being interviewed on his show, Billie Piper (pictured, right), was sent a a £110,000 Ferrari filled with roses to her home by Chris Evans (pictured, left) - even though he couldn't drive

Memories: Billie said she had an ‘amazing time’ with Chris and likened their relationship to being in university. Pictured in 2001

The couple (pictured) seemed to enjoy their relationship and continued to be friends after they divorced

The couple (pictured) seemed to enjoy their relationship and continued to be friends after they divorced

PLAYFUL: While fans of the celebrities were shocked when the two tied the knot, the two have spoken fondly of each other on many occasions

PLAYFUL: While fans of the celebrities were shocked when the two tied the knot, the two have spoken fondly of each other on many occasions 

The couple (pictured together in London in 2001) got hitched in 2001 then divorced just three years later in 2004

The couple (pictured together in London in 2001) got hitched in 2001 then divorced just three years later in 2004

Speaking on David Tennant Does A Podcast With… in 2020, Billie said she had an ‘amazing time’ with Chris and described the relationship as ‘very loving.’

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And when Billie had a public ‘meltdown’ in 2006, it was no surprise that it was her estranged husband to which she turned. 

Suffering from stress over her forthcoming stage debut in the intense emotional drama Treats, she was seen making a teary mobile phone call close to the rehearsal rooms where final preparations were being made for the play’s opening night.

Minutes later, Chris appeared, accompanying her to a pavement café where he tenderly held her hand as she sobbed uncontrollably.

MATT SMITH

Billie Piper and Matt Smith pictured in London in July 2016

Billie Piper and Matt Smith pictured in London in July 2016 

After her marriage broke down, Bille Piper was seem looking cosy with Matt Smith, who played Doctor Who – three years before he scored the role.

Meanwhile, Billie played the Time lord’s famous assistant since its 2005 revival, while he was an unknown actor propelled to fame when chosen to star in the BBC series. 

Pictured holding hands at a Surrey fete in 2006, the pair stroll together through the crowd, drinking Pimms and enjoying the sunshine.

At this point, the two actors had just been reunited on the set of ITV2’s Piper vehicle, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, in which Smith had a minor role. They had previously worked together on BBC drama The Ruby in the Smoke.

Although Smith and Piper never announced they were officially a couple, a friend who was with them on the day they visited the fete says their chemistry was unmistakeable.

‘They were very touchy-feely and seemed really at ease with each other,’ they said. ‘Everybody assumed they were a couple by the way they were acting.’

The friend added that the two actors did not go unnoticed by the crowd. ‘A lot of people were talking about how good they looked together,’ they said.

‘They were definitely having a great time. Obviously everyone knew who Billie was – but Matt wasn’t at all famous then. It’s amazing to think he has gone on to star in Doctor Who.’

LAURENCE FOX 

Billie Piper (pictured, left) married Laurence Fox (pictured, right) in 2016, a year after they met in a dressing room

Billie Piper (pictured, left) married Laurence Fox (pictured, right) in 2016, a year after they met in a dressing room

Reason: The actress, was not present when her request for a decree nisi from the actor was granted on the grounds that the marriage had 'irretrievably broken down' on the grounds of his 'unreasonable behaviour' (pictured in 2012)

Reason: The actress, was not present when her request for a decree nisi from the actor was granted on the grounds that the marriage had ‘irretrievably broken down’ on the grounds of his ‘unreasonable behaviour’ (pictured in 2012)

The couple pictured together at the Apollo Theatre in London, in 2015 Just two years earlier, the pair are snapped at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2013

THEATRE: While the relationship between the two did not last, they shared a love of theatre, and are pictured in theatres in 2015 (left) and 2013 (right) together

Chris Evans was not Billie’s only husband – she also was married to Laurence Fox, who was famous for coming from an acting dynasty, and now for his political commentary work.

Billie first met Laurence in a theatre rehearsal room in 2006, they went on to marry a year later – she was granted a ‘quickie’ divorce from him in 2016.

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She tied-the-knot with Laurence in a low-key parish church ceremony on New Year’s Eve in 2007, after a few drinks in the local pub.

They were married in a 50-minute ceremony at a village church near their £750,000 home in Eastbourne, West Sussex, with the actress wearing a formal, low-cut wedding dress in ivory with a flash of pink.

It was Billie’s former husband Chris and his new wife, Natasha Shishmanian, that made the guest list somewhat unusual.

The presenter was also the first person to visit the newly-married couple’s home, with the trio chinking glasses in a cordial toast before Chris drove to his own country pile, just a few miles away.

Laurence and Billie went on to welcome two sons, Winston, 12, and Eugene, eight.

However, the pair confirmed they had separated after eight years of marriage in 2016, and insisted that ‘no third parties involved’ in their split.

A post on his official Facebook account at the time read: ‘Laurence Fox and Billie Piper have separated. No third parties are involved. For the sake of our family we request and appeal for space and privacy at this time.’

After getting embroiled in lengthy court proceedings over their sons, the proceedings came to an end in 2017

After getting embroiled in lengthy court proceedings over their sons, the proceedings came to an end in 2017

The couple looked much happier at different points in their relationship, with Billie beaming in this image taken at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2014

The couple looked much happier at different points in their relationship, with Billie beaming in this image taken at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2014

Troubles: But between 2016 and 2017, Laurence and Billie then became embroiled in a lengthy custody dispute over access to their children (pictured in 2010)

Troubles: But between 2016 and 2017, Laurence and Billie then became embroiled in a lengthy custody dispute over access to their children (pictured in 2010)

The pair were granted a ‘quickie divorce’ in a court ruling that took just 50 seconds, citing unreasonable behaviour.

The actress, was not present when her request for a decree nisi from the actor was granted on the grounds that the marriage had ‘irretrievably broken down’ on the grounds of his ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

At the time of their split, they stated their intention to ‘co-parent their children with the utmost mutual respect for each other’.

But between 2016 and 2017, Laurence and Billie then became embroiled in a lengthy custody dispute over access to their children.

The proceedings concluded in the Family Division of the High Court in December 2017 and Laurence previously claimed that they drained his finances.

Actor Laurence revealed that he’s been forced to put his career on hold so that he can help their children cope with the aftermath of the split.

But rather than throwing himself head-first into his work, he’s had to become a full-time father to his two children.

Meanwhile Billie – who shares sons Winston, 12, and Eugene, eight, with her ex-husband Laurence Fox – told The Guardian: ‘I know about dysfunctional relationships. I know about what it costs to be a woman.’

JOHNNY LLOYD

Billie Piper (pictured, right) has split with Johnny Lloyd (pictured, left) according to the Sun on Sunday

Billie Piper (pictured, right) has split with Johnny Lloyd (pictured, left) according to the Sun on Sunday

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HAPPIER TIMES: The former couple pictured together in 2019 before they ended their relationship

HAPPIER TIMES: The former couple pictured together in 2019 before they ended their relationship 

Now Billie Piper has reportedly split from her boyfriend Johnny Lloyd after eight years together.

The former Doctor Who star, 41, and the singer, 38, who share five-year-old daughter, Tallulah, decided to end their romance after lockdown had a major impact on their relationship.

Sources told The Sun on Sunday that the end of their relationship was ‘very sad’ and they are ‘better off apart.’

A source told the publication that Billie and Johnny actually split last year.

They said: ‘It’s obviously very sad that the couple have gone their separate ways.

‘But the relationship ran its course and they decided they would be better off apart. Like many couples, lockdown was quite tough for them, so they have had time to really think about what they want their future to look like.

‘They will always treasure the time they had together and have many happy memories.

‘Now they are concentrating on co-parenting their daughter and their separate careers.’

Johnny and Billie (pictured L-R) attend the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show together in May 2023 in London

Johnny and Billie (pictured L-R) attend the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show together in May 2023 in London

MailOnline has contacted Billie’s representatives for a comment.

Former Doctor Who star Billie was previously married to DJ Chris Evans, who is 17 years her senior, and actor-turned-political activist Laurence Fox, 45, with whom she has two sons.

Billie and Johnny welcomed their daughter Tallulah in January 2019 after it was confirmed in July 2018 that Billie was expecting her first child with the rocker.

A source told the Mirror at the time: ‘Billie and Johnny are delighted. They can’t wait to welcome the new addition to their family.’

She revealed she would love to have more children back in February, 2018, admitting: ‘In my dream world I’d have loads.’

RITCHIE NEVILLE

Billie's first 'celebrity' boyfriend could be said to be 5ive's Ritchie Neville (pictured). The two dated from 1998-2000)

Billie’s first ‘celebrity’ boyfriend could be said to be 5ive’s Ritchie Neville (pictured). The two dated from 1998-2000)

One of Billie’s lesser-known loves (though a seminal relationship of the late 90s) was her pairing with Ritchie Neville.

The heart throb from boyband 5ive lasted a whole two years, with the teens getting together in 1998 then sadly ending their liaison in 2000.

At the time, Billie was seriously famous, after being offered a record contract in 1998 at the age of 15.

That year, she became the youngest artist to debut at number one in the UK Singles Chart.

Her record, Because We Want To, was released under the stage name Billie. It was followed by her next single Girlfriend, which also debuted at number one.

 Meanwhile, 5ive, Richie’s band were not quite as successful: they debuted their first single Slam Dunk da Funk in 1998 at number 10.

It wasn’t really until after 2000, when Ritchie and Billie broke up, that the boyband became more successful.

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