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Hamilton: It's been emotional year

Published 01/09/2013 | 00:31

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Natasha Hamilton admitted she has had a tough year

Natasha Hamilton has said she is still taking things "one day at a time" following the collapse of her marriage.

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The Atomic Kitten star split from her husband of six years, businessman Riad Erraji, in July.

The couple have a three-year-old son, Alfie, and Natasha also has two sons, Josh, 11 and Harry, eight, from previous relationships.

"It's a tough time but I'm taking things one day at a time," said the star.

"It's probably been one of the most emotional years of my life."

But while there has been turmoil in her personal life, Natasha's career is going from strength to strength. As well as the Kittens reforming, she has landed the role of Maureen Johnson in the UK tour of Rent in November.

"It's brilliant that I'm not just pigeon-holed as being a singer," she said. "I'm really looking forward to going into Rent, and I'm doing TV presenting work as well so I feel all sorts of routes are open to me."

Natasha revealed that despite going through some tough times she is trying to focus on the positive.

"I've had tricky times in my life - everyone has - but I have my family and my health. That means more to me than anything. Riad and I are trying our best to be there for each and to support our children as much as we can," she said.

"I've always believed that it's important to cherish every moment because you never know what's around the corner. You just have to live life to the full and be grateful for everything that you have."

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