Despite numerous reports to the contrary last week, Pippa Middleton and Alex Loudon are still together. Repeat, they are very much still dating.
Rumors of the couple's separation surfaced early last week, and were fueled by Pippa's late-night hangout with George Percy a few days later.
The younger sister of Kate Middleton also dated Percy in the past, and they remain close. But it looks like the flurry of rumors were ... just that.
Far from over, her romance with Alex, a former professional cricket player and current financier, is very much on, The UK's Mail has been "reliably" informed.
Loudon, who has not been photographed with Pippa since the Royal Wedding, declined comment, but a family member denied the breakup stories.
They said the pair, who have been dating for nearly a year, are "expected at a family engagement together in a fortnight’s time" (that's two weeks).
While reports of their split may be overblown, they have been going through a rocky patch, with Pippa's newfound celebrity status partially to blame.There's also work. He does a lot of it. While Pippa has enjoyed trips in Madrid and Paris, Alex Loudon has been grinding it out back home in London.
Often by her side? George Percy. But not to worry, says a chap.
"Pippa and George are friends, but that is all," says a friend close to Pippa's BFF. "[Middleton] doesn’t fancy George at all, she’s very into Alex."
"Alex is the nicest chap you could meet. He’s incredibly sweet, loyal and adores Pippa, but they make a point of seeing each other very privately."
"They just don’t go to flash places."
Fair enough, and good for them.