British-Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, 38, is reportedly single after breaking up with his model girlfriend, Sari Mercer, Sun reports.

It quotes a source as saying:

“It’s sad but the relationship came to a natural end. Sari was always such a big part of his life so it was definitely a big surprise to hear they had separated.”

It is reported that the son of the late highlife singer Arinze Ejiofor, and his model girlfriend were on the cover of the February 2014 edition of OK! Nigeria magazine.

Actress/model, Mercer, has a  BSc in Exercise Science and an MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition. She has lived and worked in London, New York, Milan, and Istanbul.

Chiwetel is set to appear in a Sci-Fi blockbuster, The Martian, which is hitting the cinemas in a few weeks.