'Conflicting work schedules' cause couple to call it a day

Jesse Metcalfe and Nadine Coyle have ended their eight month relationship.

And the couple have blamed the classic break-up excuse of ‘conflicting work schedules’ for their parting.

Girls Aloud’s Nadine and Jesse, 27, who stars in TV’s Desperate Housewives, got together earlier this year after meeting in Sydney where the girl band were promoting their album Chemistry.

A friend of Nadine, 21, told The Daily Mirror: ‘Both of them are sad that it’s come to an end, but it got too hard keeping a long-distance relationship going.

‘They are well aware that things will only get worse as Jesse’s film career takes off and Nadine’s heavy workload continues into the New Year.

Not only is she going on tour, but the band have a new album to make which will keep them apart for longer.’