Well ladies, she's back.
Bridget Jones, our loveable heroine who has been so unlucky in love is back in a third book from author Helen Fielding.
And according to the news spread across the internet today, the women of Great Britain are truly heartbroken.
Mark Darcy is dead.
I'm literally distraught at this news.
Our handsome tall, dark and sexy lead male character has been killed off by Fielding in her new book, leaving fans of the books reeling after extracts of Mad About The Boy were published in the Sunday Times Magazine yesterday.
The extracts reveal that Bridget Jones is now a widow of five years to Darcy after marrying him and giving birth to two of his children.
As we all know Mark Darcy was played in the films by the very dashing, very sexy Colin Firth:
Its been fifteen years since the last novel hit our shelves and all women could relate to Bridget, portrayed as a 90s thirty-odd year old woman, obsessing daily over her weight, drinking and smoking habits.
This modern day story of our heroine, which is very loosely based on Pride and Prejudice from author Jane Austen, hence the name Darcy, was centred around love interests Darcy and her sleazy boss Daniel Cleaver.
Since the The Edge of Reason we will now find ourselves reading about Bridget as a widowed 51 year old, with two children, completely obsessed with wrinkles, and I'm guessing a few of the other normal problems we women manage to find out about ourselves.
I first watched Bridget Jones when it first hit our big screens in 2001, when Renee Zellweger became our hero, introducing us to huge pull-in pants, bunny girl outfits and that it was okay to pig out on Doritos and Ben & Jerry's when we felt worthless.
I was instantly hooked and immediately read the books and fell in love with the story and more importantly - Mark Darcy.
I was straight to the cinema's when Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason came out in 2004, and was equally impressed with sequel.
I now spend a night in every couple of months, sat in my PJs, with a tub of ice cream watching both films back to back, you have to have yourself a girly night every once in a while, and what better way?
So in the new book about the widowed Bridget Jones has a new adventure as a fifty-something cougar who meets a new 30 year old toy boy, Roxter, via Twitter.
This is set five years after Mark Darcy's death.
But for those of us eager to find out what happened to dream hunk Darcy will have to wait a little while as Mad About The Boy doesn't hit our shelves until the 10th of October, and according to the news reports, his death will not be revealed in advance, but as a flashback deep into the book.
So girls, get your big pants on, grab a spoon and the tub of Ben & Jerry's and get ready for some laughs and tears and to bid farewell to our Mark Darcy.
I can't wait to get my hands on this book!