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Sam Thompson thanks Pete Wicks for being there for him as he breaks silence after Zara McDermott split

Sam Thompson has broken his silence after his split from Zara McDermott (Picture: Instagram)

Sam Thompson has broken his silence following claims he and Zara McDermott have split up by taking to Instagram to thank pal Pete Wicks for his support. 

The Made In Chelsea star, 28, shared a photo of him and Pete – in which he had aged the Towie star using an app. 

He wrote: ‘Thank you so much for putting up with me for the past week @p_wicks01 I’m incredibly lucky to have people I can lean on when I’m down. 

‘I know you’re not the soppy type, but you really are the brother I never had. I love you mate #WEGOAGAIN good to see I havnt aged you over the past 6 days’. 

It’s Sam’s first post since it was claimed he and Zara, 23, had split after 16 months of dating after the pair were said to have argued in lockdown. 

A source told MailOnline that the couple broke up at the end of August: ‘They had been arguing a lot since moving in together as a result of lockdown and things just built up between them.  

Sam thanked Pete for being there for him… by ageing him by several decades (Picture: Instagram)

‘Zara has moved back to her parents’ house in Essex where she’s taking some time for herself, she really loved Sam so this hasn’t been easy for her. 

‘Sam has gone away to have a break from it all and clear his head away from Zara and social media.’ 

The couple had dated for almost a year and a half, with Zara even joining Sam on Made In Chelsea as a cast member. 

Zara and Sam had been dating around 16 months (Picture: Joe Maher/Getty Images)

In July, Zara had said of the their relationship in lockdown: ‘I have learnt more about Sam in the last couple of months than I have the whole of last year. 

‘Sam is quite a weird person. He needs his space but also likes attention and it’s been hard to know when to give him his boy time and when to be a really attentive girlfriend.

‘It hasn’t been plain sailing for us like we have argued over the most stupid things. I would think “Why am I arguing with Sam over who’s unloading the dishwasher today?”

‘Sometimes I will do the wrong thing and he’ll do the wrong thing but it’s part of being in a relationship.’ 

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