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Nemo moves out after bust-up with Collette over money

THE fallout between former best pals Niamh Walsh and Collette McBarron looks permanent after model Niamh packed her bags and moved out of their London flat.

Less than three months since she quit her life in Dublin to move in with former army lieutenant Collette, the Assets model is house-hunting once more.

The Diary can reveal how the high-profile beauty, better known as Nemo, has moved out of the Chelsea based apartment she had previously shared with Collette.

Niamh (26) and the Donegal model-turned-personal trainer are understood to have parted ways following a bitter falling out in recent weeks.

Those close to the pair have revealed how relations ended on a sour note between the former friends, with Niamh and Collette no longer on speaking terms.

The party-loving girls are believed to have fallen out over money issues.

"Niamh and Collette have had a pretty acrimonious parting of ways and are no longer living together," said a mutual friend.

"They fell out a couple of weeks ago after a disagreement about the financial arrangements for the apartment, rent, bills and that kind of thing.

"Niamh has since moved out and is staying with friends. She has just started a new job and is keen to continue living in London despite the falling out.

"They haven't been in touch at all since the beginning of the month and are both content to keep it that way," they added.

Just last month Niamh had spoken to the Diary about how much she was enjoying her new life in London alongside her pal Collette.

She explained how the socialites were regular visitors to some of London's top celebrity hotspots including VIP club Whiskey Mist.

Niamh had also been out with Collette on the night that photographs were taken of her with footballer Ashley Cole last May, as they climbed into a car outside London's Maddox Club.

Collette (26) claims to have then spent four hours with Cheryl Cole's ex hubby at the couple's former marital home, Hurtmore House.

The controversial ex-soldier alleges that the England and Chelsea footballer opened up about his troubled marriage to Girls Aloud singer Cheryl on the night, but insists they did nothing more than kiss.

Niamh yesterday took to her Twitter page to air her opinions on her former housemate's revelations.

Both she and McBarron were remaining tight-lipped over their row however.

This isn't the first time Collette has been rowing with a fellow model.

The svelte beauty spoke out last September about how she and Assets model Michele McGrath had had a major personality clash behind the scenes while filming RTE's reality series ICA Bootcamp.

Collette also made headlines in 2007 when the then Second Lieutenant was court-martialled after being photographed kissing England rugby player Tom Croft in a club when she was supposed to be on military duty.

The model has also had high profile romances with Olympic boxer Kenny Egan and former Formula One Racing boss, Eddie Jordan's son, Zac.

-- LN