Shock split for this Girls Aloud singer and her long-term boyfriend!

It’s been revealed that Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts, has split with her long-term partner of six years, Charlie Fennell.

The pair have always kept their relationship private but were occasionally pictured on nights out together.

A source revealed today that the separation began at the end of last year.

“Nicola and Charlie split at the tail end of last year. They just kind of grew apart – they had a great run but they both felt their relationship had come to an end.”

The source went on to say that Nicola is enjoying being single and isn’t keen to settle down just yet.

"She’s been back out partying loads and is really enjoying making new friends and being out at showbiz parties. She’s definitely still single, and she’s not looking to settle down quite so much so soon. Especially now she’s back in the studio working on new material – she’s really focusing on her career right now. She’s really happy at the moment and they have both moved on with their lives.”

We wish them the best, it’s never easy to end a relationship.