Wednesday 28 September 2016

Olly Murs 'numb' after split with property developer girlfriend of three years Francesca

Published 27/09/2015 | 15:25

Olly Murs and Francesca Thomas at Wimbledon 2014
Olly Murs and Francesca Thomas at Wimbledon 2014
Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
Olly Murs and Francesca Thomas at Wimbledon 2014
Olly Murs

Olly Murs and his long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas have reportedly split.

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The new X Factor host has been dating the property developer (26) for three years, but have struggled to maintain their relationship as his flourishing careers keeps him busier than ever.

In addition to his presenting career, the 31-year-old is also trying to make a new album and the time apart was said to be straining their romance.

According to the Sun on Sunday, the pair parted ways quietly last week, with an insider saying: "The split has just happened and it is very raw for Olly, he still feels numb.

Olly Murs and Francesca Thomas at Wimbledon 2014
Olly Murs and Francesca Thomas at Wimbledon 2014

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"He always worried that his relationship would struggle because he'd always put his career first."

Murs, who met the beautiful blonde in Essex in 2012 and said last year he would always understand if she wanted a "normal" relationship away from the limelight.

"If at any point she wanted to walk away because she couldn't handle the stress, then I would understand. I have to figure out how I can combine my work and relationship," he said.

Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
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