Philipp Schwinger is said to have had last minute nerves
After a whirlwind romance, the singer and TV producer Philipp Schwinger, 29 – who met on her internet reality show Green Eyed World – headed to a wedding chapel in July 2009 to tie the knot.
But the groom-to-be had second thoughts at the last minute and the ceremony was called off.
‘I think reality stepped in after they called their parents but it was definitely much more on Philipp‘s side,’ Green Eyed World director Tony Valenzuela, 38, tells the Mail On Sunday.
‘For Katie, it was a natural progression to get married. She lives in a world where anything is possible.
‘Philipp lives in a different world and her free-spirit attitude definitely brushed up against his strict upbringing. She was devastated. I watched her have her heart broken.’
Katie, 24, and Philipp ended their relationship shortly after cancelling the ‘wedding’.
An X Factor spokeswoman declined to comment about their romance.