Leona Lewis calls it quits with boyfriend
Jun 20, 2010, 12:00 GMT
Leona Lewis has ended her decade long relationship with boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa.
The 'Bleeding Love' singer and Lou - who met when they were just 10 - decided to call it quits after Leona's busy work schedule stopped them from being able to spend any quality time together.
A friend told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Things have been under pressure for ages between them and they've finally realised that things are not going to be able to progress.
"Leona's schedule means she's in the States a lot when Lou's in London and then when he goes out she's over here. Then there's the fact she's been totally immersed in preparing for her tour. They've barely spend any time together whatsoever."
The final straw is believed to have come on Wednesday (16.06.10) when Lou didn't turn up to see Leona perform at London's O2 Arena, despite living just down the road in Hackney.
The source added: "Not showing up on Wednesday was the final straw. She'll always treasure her time with Lou but she knows it's a relationship that's seen better times."
Just yesterday (19.06.10) Leona took to twitter to thank her fans for being there for her.
She wrote: "Thank u for being so supportive. Remember to always shine and never let anyone dim your light. U have the power within to achieve everything(sic)"