Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham are battling for custody of their puppy Sandy after their split.
The pair bought the bulldog in October and jokingly even called her their first "baby" when they took her home to their London flat.
But now that they've ended their relationship, they are unsure what to do about the pooch.
An insider told The Sun: "Jack adores Sandy and thinks he should be the one to get full time custody of her.
"Dani is an absolute softie though and while Jack does spend more time with the dog, she adores Sandy.
"They've had a couple of tense chats about her and now it's at a bit of a stalemate.
"Hopefully they'll be able to work something out so they can both still see her, but it's more than likely the dog will end up with Jack.
"Unless Dani really kicks up a stink."