Frankie Sandford’s struggling to cope without her boyfriend Wayne Bridge

It’s an exciting time for The Saturdays, what with a new US label deal and a reality show, meaning they’re virtually full-time in LA.

But this has caused problems for Frankie Sandford, 23, and her boyfriend of 18 months, footballer Wayne Bridge, 32, who’s tied to the UK during the footy season.

‘He’s been over there once, but it’s impossible during the season,’ says a pal.

‘It plays havoc with her feelings.

‘She’s seen what it’s like when Wayne’s out on the town – women throw themselves  at him and she’s worried she’ll lose him.’

During a heart to heart recently, Wayne tried to reassure her he has no intention of ruining their relationship by playing away.

A source says: ‘Frankie told Wayne just how she was feeling.

‘He said she’s got nothing to worry about because he misses her too much.

Frankie believes him, but a long-distance relationship is still a cause for concern.

‘He’s promised to at least text her every day to show how much he cares.’

Read more about Frankie Sandford in Now magazine dated 15 October 2012 – out now!

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