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Billie Piper is 'turning to ex-husband Chris Evans' after split

Billie Piper is 'turning to ex-husband Chris Evans' after split

Billie Piper has reportedly turned to her ex-husband Chris Evans following her split from Laurence Fox last week.

The 33-year-old actress was married to the new 'Top Gear' presenter for six years until 2007 but, despite their 16-year age gap, they've always remained close over the years and she would allegedly always run back to him every time she got into an explosive row with the hunky singer.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She's been leaning on Chris as the marriage began to go wrong. He's her soulmate. Laurence always got annoyed by the running off to the ex-husband every time they argued - and Chris' wife isn't too impressed either. But he's very protective of her and when there's a problem Billie will always turn to Chris."

Laurence, 37 - who has two sons Winston, seven, and Eugene, three, with the blonde beauty - shocked the nation earlier this week when he announced the pair had gone their separate ways following nine years of marriage.

A post on his official Facebook account read at the time: "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."