Matt Smith and Lily James have rekindled their romance, five months on from ending their five-year relationship. The Doctor Who star actor, 37, and Downton Abbey star, 31, parted ways in December 2019, but have subsequently continued living together and have grown closer to each other again amid the coronavirus lockdown. A source told The Sun: ‘Matt and Lily’s break-up was mostly because their hectic schedules meant they could barely see each other.

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Back in March, Matt Smith and Lily were pictured together for the first time this year after reports their romance had hit the buffers over Matt’s closeness to Claire Foy, 37. ”It’s what their friends had all hoped would happen because they do make each other so happy and their split happened because they were just too busy to see each other.

The pair were pictured walking down the street in north London but were keen to keep two metres apart from one another. 

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The split followed rumours that Lily had struggled to cope with Smith’s close friendship with Claire, which developed as they played the Queen and Prince Philip on acclaimed Netflix series The Crown.

However, other sources said that the couple – who met on the set of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies in 2014 – were driven apart because of their hectic work schedules. MailOnline has commented representatives for Matt and Lily for comment.