British The Patriot beauty Joely Richardson has split from on-off TV presenter lover JAMIE THEAKSTON - for the final time.

The couple have had a tempestuous on/off relationship for several years - but according to sources close to the pair, they have finally separated for good.

A friend says, "Joely is still fond of Jamie but wants to move on. She's got a lot of work in America and feels it's hard to carry things on when they're apart.

"They won't see each other for five months so there's no chance of them getting it back on in a moment of weakness."

Joely divorced producer Tim Bevan in 1997, while Jamie previously dated former ALL SAINTS singer Natalie Appleton.

01/07/2003 14:14