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Emily Symons splits from Paul Jackson

The breakup comes less than a year after the birth of their “miracle” IVF baby Henry.
Emily Symons

Home and Away star Emily Symons has split from Paul Jackson, her partner of four years.

The pair only welcomed their baby son into the world less than a year ago.

According to reports, Nova Entertainment programming director Paul has moved out of the home in Sydney the pair shared, leaving Emily there with their son Henry.

He apparently has moved into his own premises with his three older children from a previous relationship, Tommy, Georgia and Grace.

The couple had been together for four years.

And little Henry is only 11 months old.

The separation comes after the 46-year-old actress underwent several rounds of IVF, desperate to become a mother.

After she initially left Home and Away, she spent much of her early years over in the UK filming the soap Emmerdale.

It was during that time she said she had come to terms with the possibility of never having children.

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It took several rounds of IVF for Emily to fall pregnant.

“I spent a lot of my 30s being so anguished about not having a baby,” the usually bubbly blonde confessed.

“But the flip side is that IVF can take over your life. It gets to the point where you’re so desperate to have a baby, everything else falls by the wayside.”

And her Home and Away family, including Georgie Parker and Lynne McGranger, have always been by her side.

The blonde, who plays Marilyn on the long-running Australian TV series, previously described her IVF process as “gruelling” and “soul destroying”.

The heartbroken pair have released a statement confirming their split will not affect their parenting of young Henry, just 11-months-old.

“They remain proud parents of Henry,” a representative for Paul confirmed to the media.

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