Amy Nuttall has ‘split from her cheating husband Andrew Buchan for a second time’ after he failed to stick to the marriage rules she set for him in the wake of his ‘affair’ with Leila Farzad.
The former Emmerdale star, 41, had taken the actor, 44, back after his relationship with his co-star, 41, emerged in February – but issued him with a list of strict demands to help them rebuild their marriage.
‘Gutted’ Amy has now called time on their 11-year marriage for good and has thrown him out of the family home they share with their two children.
A source told The Sun: ‘It took a lot for Amy to give the marriage another chance but she thought it was worth one final roll of the dice.
‘There is no suggestion he has cheated again, but as far as she is concerned this is it.’
It’s over: Amy Nuttall, 41, has reportedly ‘split from her cheating’ husband Andrew Buchan for a second time
They added: ‘She is obviously gutted but also accepts that their time together has come to an end.’
It emerged in February this year that Andrew had reportedly left his wife of 11 years Amy for his BBC crime drama Better co-star Leila, 41 .
But just weeks later, Leila allegedly returned to her husband James Maizels, while Andrew has gone back to his family, with The Sun reporting that Andrew told a friend: ‘We’re healing.’
In July it was claimed that Amy had set her husband Andrew seven strict rules to follow after their reunion in order to rekindle their relationship.
Amy apparently demanded weekly date nights as they followed the 777 approach, full access to each other’s phones and absolutely no out of work contact with any co-stars, according to The Sun.
It was reported that Andrew would also need to keep in contact via FaceTime when he’s working away.
‘No one thought they could come back from this but Amy has decided to give it one more go,’ a source told the publication.
‘[Amy] doesn’t want to throw away over a decade together but at the same time she is far from a pushover.
‘They will adopt the 777 approach which means every seven days you go on a date, every seven weeks you go away for the night and every seven months you go away on holiday just the two of you.’
The 777 approach makes up three rules, and the final one is that their work should be on an equal footing, it was reported.
Affair: The Emmerdale star had previously taken the actor back after his ‘affair’ with Better co-star Leila Farzad , 39 – but with a list of strict demands to help them rebuild their marriage
Strict: Amy has demanded weekly date nights as they follow the 777 approach, full access to each other’s phones and no out of work contact with any co-stars, according to The Sun
MailOnline contacted Amy and Andrew’s representatives for comment at the time.
Speculation the couple had reunited came in the month before, when Andrew was seen leaving their family home wearing his gold wedding ring in June.
It comes shortly after Amy was seen reuniting with Andrew at their home in Buckinghamshire where he was spotted with his wedding ring.
A source close to the couple told the The Sun: ‘Amy was, understandably, devastated to learn of the infidelity and wanted a clean break and a fresh start.
‘But Andrew has come back to her and promised to change.
‘They have been working through their problems and are trying to put the love triangle behind them for the sake of their family.’
Amy reportedly demanded a divorce from her husband Andrew in March, just weeks after news of their split emerged, but it is believed her wishes have changed.
Andrew has also starred as Mark Latimer in popular series Broadchurch and since marrying Amy in 2012, the couple had a son in 2015 and now also have a daughter.
After being left devastated by her husband’s alleged infidelity, sources told The Sun that Amy was taking the power back after the betrayal, while also claiming that Andrew and Leila had parted ways.
BBC crime drama: Broadchurch star Andrew and Leila on screen in the show Better
Family: The pair have two children, a son and daughter, who they keep away from the limelight
The source said: ‘She’s told him she wants a divorce anyway, she’s been publicly humiliated and the pain has been unbearable.
‘She thought he was away working, when in fact he was often in hotels with Leila — once the truth emerged it was like being hit by a train.’
They added: ‘Now she’s decided to take back control again and plan her own future. She’s going down the legal route and will get everything she’s entitled to.’
Andrew was thought to have left the family home after their affair came to light and moved in with Leila after meeting her while working together on the BBC series.
Leila married her husband James Maizels in 2013, and they have a daughter who was born in 2014.
The reports came just weeks after she shared a gushing Instagram post paying tribute to Andrew for ‘holding her up and wiping away her tears,’ alongside a snap of them filming the drama.
Andrew’s alleged affair with Leila was exposed after Amy discovered that he had purchased racy lingerie in a size that was not her own.
Friends claimed the actor informed Amy of his desire to terminate the marriage shortly before Christmas.
A source told The Sun: ‘The penny started to drop over a period of time. He was away a lot, which wasn’t unusual because of the nature of his work, but at one point Amy realised he had been staying in hotels very near to home — and wondered why.
‘As time moved on, there were some tell-tale signs that he had become close to Leila — just something in his mannerisms and in their social media posts together.
‘But the final straw was the lingerie — that’s what clinched it. Amy just knew instinctively that it wasn’t meant for her.’
Amy, who had been so ‘crushed’ by the end of her marriage that she had been crying almost every day, struggled to raise a smile as she was seen running errands in Buckinghamshire days later.
Speaking to MailOnline about the split shortly afterwards, she fought back tears and confessed: ‘I can’t talk about it. I’m sorry, I can’t say anything.’