Pippa Middleton Splits From Alex Loudon, Steps Out With Ex

Pippa Middleton
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Kate's little sis was seen out with an ex just after reports she'd broken up with beau Alex Loudon.

While Duchess Kate was looking every bit the settled-and-in-love lady this past week, smiling with hubby Prince William at the Return for Kids Gala Dinner, her little sis, Pippa Middleton, was experiencing the opposite. Pippa was seen stepping out with an ex, basically confirming rumors the she and her financier boyfriend, Alex Loudon, are dunzo.

"It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up," London's Sunday Times' source told the pub (via E! Online). Will Prince Harry Get In The Way Of Pippa Middleton's Engagement?

Apparently, Pippa's post-wedding mega-fame was a contributing factor in the split, but no matter. She isn't wallowing in any breakup blues. In fact, she may be back with an ex, George Percy, already. According to Us Weekly, the pair were spotted grabbing dinner last week and then headed back to Percy's apartment. Although friends have assured the two are just good buddies, romance rumors are flying anyway.

George certainly would fit the bill for Pippa in the love department. Her longtime friend and former flame is seemingly always there for her—taking her to dinner, attending the French Open with her, inviting her to his Spanish estate—and even has a royal pedigree... he's son of the Duke of Northumberland. Fitting for a Middleton, right? 4 Reasons Not To Envy Kate Middleton

We wouldn't mind seeing Pippa nab a royal man all her own, just like big-sis Kate. We'll be keeping an eye on this potential pairing (...or, y'know, continuing to cross our fingers for an eventual Pippa-Harry hook up)!

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