Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon says 'if you don't laugh you'll cry' after splitting from boyfriend of four years

CORONATION Street's Lucy Fallon put on a brave face to send an inspirational message to fans after splitting from her long-term boyfriend.

The actress, 24, looked glowing in a fun photo on Instagram where she told fans: "If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry 🌦x"

In the cute photo, Lucy is sitting cross legged in the corner of a brick wall with her arms outstretched to the side.

She is leaning towards the camera with a big smile on her face as she rocks a stylish bottle green fedora.

Under the chic hat, Lucy chose to wear her shoulder length blonde hair in loose waves.

Completing the look was an off the shoulder white ribbed long-sleeve top, denim shorts and black boots.

The Corrie star's brave smile comes just one day after The Sun Online revealed her relationship of four years with Tom Leech was over — because lockdown “drove them apart”.

She agreed to end their relationship before joining new ITV adventure series Don’t Rock The Boat.

Lucy, who recently left her role on the cobbles as Bethany Platt, is part of the 500-mile expedition where 12 famous faces have been challenged to row from Land’s End to John o’Groats.

A source said: “She and Tom have called it quits and are no longer together. They spent lockdown together but it gave them time to evaluate what they want.

“They decided taking time apart was the best idea and they have gone their separate ways.

“Tom has never courted the spotlight and has quit social media because he doesn’t want to see anything related to her.

“She has thrown herself into Don’t Rock The Boat and has been trying to keep busy with filming, but it’s not been easy.”

Lucy has put a brave face on the break-up — simply posting pictures and videos on social media with her new co-stars, including singer-songwriter Fleur East and YouTuber Joe Weller.

Her fans loved the upbeat pic and glowing photo.

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Lucy met insurance manager Tom, 29, through pals and said she had hoped to get engaged.

She listed her goals in February for this year and added: “I want Tom to propose to me.

“I knew him for a couple of years before because my best friend and his best friend have been together for seven years.

“We can’t split because double dates would go out of the window.”

In 2018, Lucy landed two Soap Awards and a National Television Award for her character Bethany’s grooming storyline.

The narrative, which played out over almost a year, saw Coronation Street praised for its handling of the topic.

Early in 2019, Lucy became the seventh Corrie star in three months to reveal they were quitting the soap.

On leaving in March this year, she said: “Corrie was my first job. I haven’t done anything else.

“I didn’t want to get to a point where I was wishing I’d tried more things. It might not work out but at least I tried.”

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