Pippa Middleton and her longtime boyfriend Nico Jackson have split after almost three years of dating. The couple were last spotted attending a few summer weddings over the summer, but it looks like they have decided to call it quits.
A source close to Pippa Middleton and Nico Jackson told E! News that the couple hardly saw each other because of their hectic schedules. Ever since Jackson moved to Geneva for his new job last summer, he’s been seeing Middleton less and less than usual. Their busy schedules combined with the distance made it impossible for them to spend time with each other.
“Long-distance didn’t work, especially with how busy Pippa was. A lot of their problems stemmed from the fact she was always busy working – as was he – and they never had time for one another.”
Another source told Us Weekly that the long distance certainly was the reason for Pippa Middleton and Nico Jackson’s split.
“It was mostly due to geographical issues. They were rarely together since his move [to Switzerland] and it just caused too much strain on their relationship. They still love and respect each other.”
Meanwhile, another source claims that Middleton isn’t ready to settle down anytime soon. The 32-year-old wants to focus on her career and she retrains to become a nutritionist. “Pippa is fiercely ambitious,” another source told E! News.
Pippa and Nico made engagement rumors circulate back in 2013, when reports claimed that he popped the question. Sources close to the couple said that they wanted to keep their happy news a secret from the public. An alleged insider told the Sunday People that Pippa and the stockbroker were putting off the engagement because “they didn’t want to take the shine off Kate [Middleton] and her baby.”
Reports also claim that Middleton was spotted with a diamond ring on her wedding finger, but photos of her rocking the ring never surfaced.
The last time that Nico and Pippa made their public appearance as a couple was when they visited a healing arts center in London. They were also spotted together back in September, when they spent a night out in London and were seen kissing all over the city. But it looks like Pippa and Nico could remain on good terms, since she reportedly stays friends with most of her exes.
British tabloids claim that Kate Middleton’s sister has been spotted with a long list of her former exes after her brief split from Nico Jackson. She was recently spotted having lunch with former boyfriend James Matthew last week. The two were photographed entering a house in West London on Wednesday, Oct. 6, as she walked the banker’s dog.
The two reportedly didn’t emerge from the house until the very next morning! Pippa was seen holding a bouquet of flowers as she was photographed leaving the home.
This isn’t the first time that the exes were spotted together. Middleton and Matthews previously spent a holiday at his parents’ home in the Caribbean. They were also spotted enjoying a night out at London’s Soho district back in May.
She was also spotted having lunch with ex-boyfriend Alex Loudon, a financer and former England and Durham cricket player, at a restaurant that same week. Pippa dated banker Alex Loudon for three years before the couple ended their relationship in 2011. He was also her date to Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William four years ago. The couple then split two months after the Royal Wedding and Pippa’s behind was the talk of the internet.
Pippa Middleton appears to be too busy for her boyfriends though. Last month, she took part in Sweden’s 50-mile OTILLO swimming and running marathon in Stockholm. Middleton remained in good spirits despite finishing at 13 hours, four minutes, and 24 seconds.
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