Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville have called time on their five-month engagement, leaving the Atomic Kitten star 'devastated'
Another celebrity couple bites the dust as Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville have officially called off their engagement. SOB.
The news comes just five months after the celebrity duo – who have an 18-month-old daughter, Ella Rose, together – announced they were getting married.
Atomic Kitten star Natasha made the sad announcement in this week’s issue of OK! magazine, saying she was ‘devastated’ about the end of their three year relationship.
Speaking to the mag, Natasha – who also has sons Josh, Harry and Alfie from a previous relationships – said: ‘I’m devastated about us splitting up.
‘Ritchie and I are still good friends but we are no longer together.’
She added: ‘We really tried hard to make our relationship work but sadly we’ve mutually decided to go our separate ways.
‘At the moment I am focusing on Ella and the boys. As always their welfare is my primary concern and it’s been nice to spend some quality time with the boys in America and it has helped take my mind off the break up.’
Just last month Natasha’s Atomic Kitten bandmate Kerry Katona predicted that trouble could lie ahead for the couple, joking that they may eventually need the services of a divorce lawyer.
When asked what she would be getting the pair as a wedding present, Kerry said: ‘The number of a good divorce lawyer. I’m not saying they will need it, but if the time comes, I’m an expert.
‘I should become a lawyer myself, the amount of times I’ve been in and out of court!’
We hope Kezza is on hand at this difficult time to let Tash know that It’s OK and to organise a Ladies’ Night for her fellow Kitten.