Mischa Barton splits from lover
13:30 13 July 2005
'The O.C.' star Mischa Barton has split from boyfriend Brandon Davis.
The stunning actress, who plays Marissa Cooper in the hit teen drama, has called time on her one-year relationship with Davis, the grandson of billionaire Marvin Davis.
Barton's representative, Craig Schneider, has confirmed the split, but has so far refused to reveal any details of the reason behind the break-up.
He said: "They are no longer together but they remain close friends."
The pair began dating after being introduced at a charity fundraising event in February 2004.
In recent months, Barton and Davis were alleged to have had a series of furious bust-ups but rumours of unrest in the relationship were never confirmed.
A friend of the beautiful 19-year-old star said despite their public problems they split over something which developed only recently.
The pal said: "It developed over the last week."
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