Former Westlife star Brian McFadden exclusively revealed to TEN he is no longer living with his ex-wife, Irish model Vogue Williams.
The couple, who announced their split in July via social media, raised eyebrows when they continued to share their London home following their public break-up.
McFadden, who tied the knot with 29-year-old Williams in Italy in September 2012, told TEN that they are no longer living together and said he isn’t bothered with his personal life being discussed in public.
“I had it most of my life so it’s not more difficult than it was before. We don’t live together. I live in London and Vogue pretty much lives here [Dublin] and she is in America at the moment,” he added.
DJ and model Vogue previously said: “My family find it strange but we’ve only just broken up and I haven’t found somewhere else to live.
“I’m sure there will be a time when we’re not in contact as much as we are now, but until I find somewhere else we’re going to be in each other’s lives.”
McFadden told Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show that he is still on good terms with his former partner.
“I’m doing ok. We are both happy which is the most important thing. We’re still good friends and we’re battling through it,” he said.
“I don’t think either of us would be as happy as we are now and get through it if we didn’t have that [friendship]. Our friendship is the most important thing that we ever had. We were best friends and we still have it. I think that’s why we are probably finding it a lot easier than other people would.”
The singer also spoke to TEN about Simon Cowell’s X Factor shake-up saying it was “selfish” and that getting rid of Louis [Walsh] was a big mistake.
“I think The X Factor is beyond help now. I think getting rid of Dermot [O’Leary] was a huge mistake and getting rid of Louis [Walsh] was a mistake. If Simon [Cowell] wants to change the show he needs to do it gradually. X Factor has been a huge part of some people’s lives for the last twelve years or whatever it is,” he said.
“I think it is selfish to just change everything. I think he needs to remember that there are things about it that people love.
“Maybe gradually changing a judge every year is fine but getting rid of Louis, Dermot and the guy who does the voiceover. There are just too many changes,” McFadden added.
Asked whether he could sway Shane Filan into having a Westlife reunion, the 35-year-old singer, who is currently promoting his new single Call On Me Brother, said: “There’s no talk of a reunion. Everyone else is talking about it but not us. The five of us never spoke about it and I’ve never had a conversation with anyone from Westlife about getting back together.
“I don’t know why the rumours are rife now – maybe it’s because it’s been so long since we’ve broken up. But we’re certainly not talking about it,” he said.