Saturday 24 June 2017

Imelda May: 'If you want to hear my ex-husband’s side of things go listen to his album'

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Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Imelda May has advised those curious about her ex-husband's view of their marriage breakdown to listen to the musician's latest album.

May, who split with husband Darrel Higham in 2015, insists her latest record Life Love Flesh Blood is not a break-up album but said those who feel the story is one-sided need only listen to her ex's album written after their break up.

Imelda May with ex-husband Darrel Higham and Violet, who is now four
Imelda May with ex-husband Darrel Higham and Violet, who is now four

Speaking to The Irish Daily Mail's You magazine, May said: "Darrel has written his own album so if you want to hear his side of things you can go and listen to the songs on his album.

"He knows I'm a songwriter and he knows that's what I was going to do and that's what he did. That's good, that's healthy and it's the way it should be," she said.

Meanwhile, the singer recently opened up about her cousin Caroline's death, which she said made her rethink her marriage and her life.

Speaking to the Sunday Independent, May said: "That was my wake-up call. I thought [after Caroline died]: 'Jesus, I need to grab life. Grab it by the balls and live it as opposed to make do'. I really needed to live after she died."

"You don't know how long you have left. You presume you are going to live life to a ripe old age but who knows what is around the corner. So I had to live life - not half live it."

May (42) lives in London with her daughter Violet and said she and her ex-husband remain good friends.

We are still really, really good. We have to be for our child but we have an immense love for each other. We have gone through crazy journeys together. You hear of people splitting up and they say, 'oh, we're good friends' and it's a load of rubbish - but we actually are good friends and we get on."

Imelda May attending the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Imelda May attending the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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