13:30 27 October 2005
'Desperate Housewives' star Nicollette Sheridan has split from fiancé Nicklas Soderblom.
The couple, who were engaged last winter, ended their 18-month relationship - just days after Nicollette insisted their romance was still going strong.
The star's publicist, Nicole Perna, told America's People magazine: "Nicollette Sheridan and Nicklas Soderblom have parted ways after a year and a half. They ask that people respect their privacy at this time."
Earlier this month, Nicollette, who plays Edie Britt in the show, scoffed at rumours her romance was in trouble.
She said: "They should get the facts right before they print things."
Nicollette, who was previously married to 'LA Law' star Harry Hamlin, recently confessed she found it difficult to balance a relationship with her hectic career.
She admitted: "It does get difficult at times, especially when work means that we can't be together, but the absences make it all the more special when we do get together.
"Niklas is incredibly supportive of my career and he handles all my success very well indeed."
The 41-year-old star also dreamed of having a family with her handsome fiancé, saying: "I'm looking forward to that. I've always wanted to be a mother, and I know that I will be."
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