The Bridgerton star, 26, shocked fans back in February when she was photographed with Ariana Grande’s 27-year-old ex-fiancé, with the US comedian often seen flying back and forth from the States to visit her.
However, it seems there is no bad blood between the pair, with sources claiming their busy work schedules are behind their split. A source told The Sun: “Pete and Phoebe’s romance was a real whirlwind and from the start, they were both totally committed.
“But as time has passed, it’s become increasingly obvious it is going to be difficult to make this work. “Phoebe has had back-to-back filming dates with Bridgerton in the UK. Meanwhile, Pete has been back in the US filming Saturday Night Live. Alongside that, he has just started working on a new film, Meet Cute, with Kaley Cuoco.
“Phoebe and Pete were last together in the UK in July but since he flew back to the States, he’s not seen her. Obviously, all the travel restrictions because of the pandemic have not helped.
“People can’t just jump on planes and jet around the world when they want to. It has made everything more difficult. “It was pretty telling when Phoebe headed to Croatia with her mates this week rather than going to see Pete in America.”
The insider continued: “It was wild while it lasted and they both really care for each other. But the distance has put a strain on them.
“Their mates think they make a great couple but the distance has made it completely unworkable. They had fun and will remain close but unless something drastic changes their relationship won’t recover.”
OK! online has contacted representatives for both Phoebe and Pete for comment on this story. The pair were last seen together publicly last month when they attended Wimbledon together.
They put on a loved-up display as they watched Coco Gauff against Kaja Juvan on Centre Court at the All England Club in London on 3 July. Phoebe looked radiant as she cozied up to Pete in the stands before he was seen planting a sweet kiss on her forehead.
The comedian kept a hand on Phoebe’s knee throughout the match as he showed a glimpse of his black nail polish. Phoebe and Pete appeared to be in good spirits as they looked lovingly at each other through the match and enjoyed a glass of bubbly together.