FOR singer Andy Brown, sometimes it is life imitating art.
The Lawson frontman, whose hits include When She was Mine, has spoken about his heartache following his split with Saturdays singer Mollie King.
The 25-year-old, who went to Winstanley College, dated her for almost three years, but split when her band hit the big time.
He said: “I was with her just before The Saturdays got big. I was at home while she was living this amazing life.
“I watched her go from being a normal girl to ‘Mollie from The Saturdays.’
“I didn’t like going out at night because It would always be: ‘There’s Mollie and some idiot from Liverpool.”
But as their careers were heading in different direction, they split.
He added: “We were together almost three years and I really thought we’d end up together.
“I think Mollie outgrew me a little bit. I think she got bored and wanted to live her life. She was spending a lot of time in America.
“Ending any relationship is hard but it was doubly hard because I had to see Mollie’s new relationships in the magazines.”
He added the break-up inspired his songs and the pair are still best friends.
Andy is currently linked with Made in Chelsea’s Caggie Dunlop.