Richard Madden and close friend Brandon Flynn no longer live together after they had a ‘falling out’
Richard Madden has reportedly had a falling out with his friend Brandon Flynn and the pair are no longer sharing an apartment together in Los Angeles.
According to The Sun, the actors have drifted apart and Brandon, 26, has asked bosses at fashion brand Versace not to invite Richard, 33, to an event they are throwing later this year.
A source told the publication: ‘Richard and Brandon bonded over being up-and-coming actors in the industry and decided to share a place while both working in LA.
Falling out: Richard Madden, 33, has reportedly had a falling out with his friend Brandon Flynn, 26, and the pair are no longer sharing an apartment together in LA (pictured in April 2019)
‘But they have fallen out in the past few months and have cut ties with each other. Brandon has made it clear he doesn’t want to see Richard because he asked the team at Versace not to invite him to a party they are having at the beginning of December.’
Richard and Brandon, who is known for starring in Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, became good friends earlier this year after the Bodyguard actor moved to the US.
Brandon, who previously dated singer Sam Smith, will be the face of a new Versace collection in the coming months and doesn’t want his former friend to attend any of the company’s events.
Richard has worn clothing by Versace in the past and spoke with Donatella Versace, who is the company’s artistic director, in preparation for his role as her good friend Elton John in Rocketman.
Bad blood: Brandon has reportedly asked bosses at fashion brand Versace not to invite Richard to an event they are throwing later this year (pictured in May 2019)
However, the insider said bosses at the company have decided to respect Brandon’s wishes and have not asked Richard to the upcoming event.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Richard for comment.
The news of the pair moving out comes after Richard dodged a question about his relationship with Brandon after it was implied they were more than just friends.
During an interview with the New York Times to promote his role in Rocketman, the star said: ‘I just keep my personal life personal. I’ve never talked about my relationships.’
A source said: ‘They have fallen out in the past few months and have cut ties with each other’ (pictured in May 2019)
Richard was most recently dating Ellie Bamber, 21, until earlier this year but they split amid claims that they had became ‘worlds apart’.
Before that he was in a relationship with Jenna Coleman, 33, for four years.
Richard earned a whole new army of fans last year when he played the Principal Protection Officer of Home Secretary Julia Montague (played by Keeley Hawes) in Bodyguard.
Under the veil of a terrorist threat, the pair embarking on a steamy affair behind closed doors, and Richard joked he never enjoys watching the scenes with his family.
Events: Brandon will be the face of a new Versace collection in the coming months and doesn’t want his former friend to attend any of the company’s events (pictured in June 2018)
Richard won plenty of critical acclaim for his performance in Bodyguard, and was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama, and the National Television Award for Best Drama Performance.
The actor’s colossal rise to fame over the past few years has attracted widespread media interest in the star and means he is often photographed.
According to the publication, his neighbours created a WhatsApp group so that they could warn him when there was paparazzi outside their apartment block.
Discussing the ways he deals with the attention, Richard said: ‘I wear the same clothes days in a row, because if it looks like the same day, they can’t run the pictures.
‘There’s only so many photos you can have of me with a green juice walking down the street.’
Agreement: The insider said bosses at the company have decided to respect Brandon’s wishes and have not asked Richard to the upcoming event (pictured in April 2019)