Morgan moves out after split with Dave leaving pals in shock
It's all off between the social scene's golden couple, Morgan Deane and Dave Murphy, the Diary can reveal.
Just last month they appeared to be the definition of love's young dream, ringing in the New Year with a romantic holiday in sun-kissed Cape Town.
But the Diary can reveal how pals have been left stunned after the once smitten pair decided to go their separate ways after 18 months together.
Cork-born singer Morgan (26) is said to have moved out of the D4 businessman's home in Donnybrook, but will continue to live in Dublin in order to focus on her blossoming career in the music industry.
The gorgeous brunette was first introduced to the 6ft 7in socialite, once nicknamed "the modeliser", through their mutual friend Michele McGrath, with love quickly blossoming between the two.
"Everyone is completely shocked by the news as they looked to be heading towards marriage," said a source close to the former couple.
"They spent Christmas and New Year's in Cape Town together and another week in Dubai in January but decided it was time to call it a day soon after.
"It's what they both wanted and it was a mutual decision. They ended their relationship amicably and are still on good terms.
"They broke up a couple of weeks ago but have been trying to keep it quiet for as long as they could," they added.
When contacted today the brunette beauty confirmed the split, but declined to comment any further.
The talented singer explained how she's been busy throwing herself into her work and has had plenty to smile about in recent weeks after being chosen to sing backing vocals for Jedward in their bid for the Eurovision this year.
Morgan, who presents a music slot on RTE2's Tube, is set to join the former X Factor stars on a special Eurosong edition of The Late Late Show next Friday.
She will join this year's X Factor talent Rebecca Creighton of Belle Amie, to support John and Edward Grimes, and believes the pair has what it takes to go all the way if they are given the chance.
"I think Jedward are great and I definitely do think Ireland has a shot of getting through to the Eurovision if they win on Friday night," she said.
"Of course I'm absolutely delighted to be involved. Caroline Downey (Jedward's mentor) contacted me about two weeks ago and I immediately jumped at the opportunity.
"It's very exciting and I'm looking forward to working with them.
"I haven't actually met the lads yet as rehearsals don't officially start until today.
"It's funny it has come full circle as Industry (the band Morgan was previously in) was actually formed with the intention of going to the Eurovision," she added.