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Carolyn Murphy splits from Lincoln Pilcher

Carolyn Murphy splits from Lincoln Pilcher

Carolyn Murphy has reportedly broken up with her boyfriend Lincoln Pilcher.

The 42-year-old model-and-actress has split from the photographer, model and restaurateur after three years together, according the New York Post newspaper.

The Estee Lauder model and Lincoln have been famously private about their relationship and they have rarely been seen together in public.

Carolyn previously said: "There are some things we have to keep sacred."

However, the blonde beauty and her ex-boyfriend were open about practising transcendental meditation together, while Carolyn has also worked with an energy healer for more than 20 years.

Carolyn previously admitted: "She's one of my secrets to staying sane."

Carolyn was married to entrepreneur Jake Schroeder, with whom she has teenage daughter Dylan Blue, from 1999 until 2002.

Subsequently, she also dated Brandon Boyd, the lead vocalist of the neo-grunge band Incubus.

However, the American beauty has stressed that there is much more to her than her enviable good looks.

Carolyn previously said: "So often the American woman has been typified by a standard of outward beauty: blond hair, blue eyes, healthy build.

"I see the evolution of the real American woman as being more about her spirit.

"She can roll up her sleeves and get dirty. She can do it all - she is classy and she is casual. Neither holds more importance than the other, and the beauty is in her effortlessness."

Indeed, Carolyn claimed her nationality forms a major part of her identity.

She shared: "I've been cast as every blonde icon, you name it: Grace Kelly, Romy Schneider.

"But what's interesting to me now is what lies behind the facade of the photo - this idea of being American, and what that means, how that defines you."