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Nadia Forde: 'John Delaney and I no longer talk... it's hard to understand'

Published 05/04/2015 | 19:24

Nadia Forde with John Delaney at Strictly Soccer Charity Fundraiser in aid of John Giles' Foundation and Ireland's Street Leagues Pic: Brian McEvoy
Nadia Forde with John Delaney at Strictly Soccer Charity Fundraiser in aid of John Giles' Foundation and Ireland's Street Leagues Pic: Brian McEvoy
Nadia Forde with John Delaney at Strictly Soccer Charity Fundraiser in aid of John Giles' Foundation and Ireland's Street Leagues Pic: Brian McEvoy

Top model and singer Nadia Forde has revealed FAI boss John Delaney is no longer in contact with her.

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Speaking to the Sunday Independent Life magazine, Nadia replied "no" when asked if she was still in touch with the FAI Chief Executive.

Nadia Forde with John Delaney at Strictly Soccer Charity Fundraiser in aid of John Giles' Foundation and Ireland's Street Leagues Pic: Brian McEvoy
Nadia Forde with John Delaney at Strictly Soccer Charity Fundraiser in aid of John Giles' Foundation and Ireland's Street Leagues Pic: Brian McEvoy
Model and singer Nadia Forde on tonight's Late Late Show.
Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde
Nadia Forde

The pair met during a 'Strictly Come Dancing for Soccer' fundraising event in late 2013 and a friendship blossomed.

"Honestly? I don't understand it," she told the publication about the recent lack of contact with Delaney (47).

"I'm telling you, I don't know. I haven't really spoken to him since he started dating his new girlfriend [Emma English]. He got with her so that was that," she said.

Read more here: FAI boss John Delaney says he's a 'father figure' to model Nadia Forde  

John Delaney and partner Emma English
John Delaney and partner Emma English
John Delaney with his partner Emma English
FAI chief Executive John Delaney and his girlfriend Emma English in attendance at the PFA Ireland Awards 2014.

However, she is hoping their friendship can be renewed.

"I thought we were friends. So it's a bit strange, if not hurtful. But I'm always at the end of the phone if he wants to chat, like I always was before. It's hard to understand," she added.

In an interview with the 'Irish Sun' last July, Delaney explained he had taken the singer under his wing.

"I think I'm more like a father figure. I'm 46 years of age, she is in her early 20s," he said.

"She is somebody I have a lot of respect for. She's got a great career as a model. It looks like she is heading for a pretty good career in terms of her singing.

"I wish her well in that for sure. We're great friends."

Read more here: Nadia Forde bites back  

Separately, Nadia (25) told the magazine she is single and is still trying to get over her "heartbreak".

"The only way I can describe it is that I have have had my heart broken and I have never really been the same since. It wasn't a guy. It was just circumstances. And I guess now I just close myself off to people and situations where I want to let anyone get close to me," she said.

Nadia was previously linked to golfer Rory McIlory after he split with Caroline Wozniacki last year. However, both insisted they were just friends. Before that she was in a long-term with Ireland and Leinster rugby player Luke Fitzgerald.

Nadia is currently living in Knightsbridge in London and is currently working on new tracks.

'Nadia: Chasing The Dream' starts on Friday, April 10, at 8pm on 3e and will be repeated on Saturday, April 11, at 3.30pm on TV3

Read more here: Nadia Forde on modelling: 'There’s no playboy shoot right now... FHM is enough for now'  

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