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Brian McFadden on Vogue split: ‘Just because two people aren’t together, it doesn’t mean they can’t have a friendship’

Published 31/08/2015 | 14:30

STAYING FRIENDS: Vogue and Brian
STAYING FRIENDS: Vogue and Brian

As he prepares to release his new single, Brian McFadden has revealed that Vogue Williams is still supportive despite their marriage split.

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“We’re still great friends,” the singer told Stephen Byrne on RTE 2FM. “A lot of people have their breakups, they go their separate ways and don’t talk. Me and her still hang out and hang out with our friends.”

Good pals: Brian and Vogue seem inseparable
Good pals: Brian and Vogue seem inseparable

“We're still very supportive of each other,” he added. “Just because two people aren’t together, it doesn’t mean they can’t have a friendship.”

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The former Westlife star added that they are both “delighted” they can “maintain that friendship” despite the high profile split.

The 35-year-old was on air to promote his new single, ‘Call On Me Brother’ - an ode to his closest friends.

Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden, prior to their split
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden, prior to their split

“It’s a song to my male friends, my boy friends, it’s just me giving a nod to my mates, they've always been there for me since the beginning.”

“People come and go in your life but your friends will be there forever,” he praised.

The song already has  a major fan in Welsh footballer, Gareth Bale.

“Myself and Gareth were playing golf in Spain the day it came out. He went home, downloaded it, rang me and said, ‘I love it!’ He tweeted everyone telling them how much he liked it, which was amazing.”

Brian McFadden, Vogue Williams McFadden in 2013
Brian McFadden, Vogue Williams McFadden in 2013
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden at the VIP Style Awards 2014

Brian also teased plans about his upcoming album, which he will release in the New Year.

The Artane native also weighed in on the news that boyband One Direction are to take a break to work on their own material.

“I think One Direction’s hiatus is brilliant - go explore things on their own, enjoy the solo life, then get back together.”

“Maybe if Westlife had of done that, I would have stayed in the band a bit longer. They’re going to realise how amazing One Direction has been for them, and they probably will get back together in a while.”

Popstars: Brian McFadden, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Nicky and Kian Egan in Westlife in 2001.
Popstars: Brian McFadden, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Nicky and Kian Egan in Westlife in 2001.

“If they keep going on and on, they’ll get burned out. High five to the guys!”

“When I left Westlife, if maybe we had of taken a break, a mental break, and relaxed or taken a bit of time for ourselves, maybe it would have been a lot easier to be in the band after that.”

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