The source revealed: 'Gemma and Ian were living separate lives for most of 2016, after splitting mid-way through the year.'Mail Online has contacted representatives of Gemma for comment.
Property developer Ian had got down on one knee during a holiday in the Maldives in 2009, before they eventually married in Merseyside three years later.
She enjoyed an evening out in Essex wearing a black jumpsuit with a nude bodice and a black lace overlay.
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Yoga bunny at heart: Gemma - who is best known for playing Carmel Mc Queen in Hollyoaks up until 2014 - trained as a yoga teacher in Morocco last year, after having practised the discipline for 14 years She quit her role as Carmel Mc Queen in Channel 4's most popular soap in 2014 and headed to Morocco last year to complete her yoga training - something which she wanted to do for six years, she revealed recently.
On the subject of her classes, Gemma offered: 'When people first come into the room for one of my classes, they may see me as 'Gemma from Hollyoaks'.
Gemma Merna led a 24 hour yoga charity session in Liverpool this week and the former Hollyoaks actress did it in seriously sporty style.