Nadine dumps gutted Neil for 8er David
It had to happen sooner or later. She`s in the most popular girl band in Britain, has graced the covers of glossy magazines and has hordes of men lusting after her.
So what does Girls Aloud sex bomb Nadine Coyle do next? Dump her long-term boyfriend, of course.
The singer has split from Premiership footballer Neil McCafferty after two years.
But while most celebs trade in their long-term partners for more famous models, 18-year-old Nadine seems to be working in reverse.
She has swapped Charlton Athletic star Neil for David Wilcox, a singer from little-known boy band Triple 8.
The pair met at London bar Pop two weeks ago when Nadine and fellow band member Kimberly Walsh held a joint birthday party.
David, 20, whose band can best be described as, er, the next 5ive, wouldn`t leave her side and they later enjoyed a smooch on the dance floor. They swapped numbers and have been seeing each other ever since.
Pals say handsome Neil, 18, is "gutted" about the split. It`s hardly surprising when just a few weeks ago Nadine said she and Neil liked nothing better than staying in and cooking each other meals.
The brunette singer, who met Neil in her home town, Derry, said then: "He loves me to cook him up something nice from my Jamie Oliver recipe book.
"We met at a youth club disco in Derry and fell for each other straight away. He is a lovely guy and I`m very happy with him. He`s the most important thing in the world to me."
She even pays special tribute to him on the sleeve of the band`s debut album Sound Of The Underground saying: "My boyfriend has been a great friend and support. He puts up with loads. You have helped me when I was down."
But those sentiments flew out of the window when she met the Triple 8er. An insider tells us: "Everyone thought Nadine had the strongest relationship in the band, so this has come as a complete shock.
"No one can understand why she would dump a handsome Premiership footballer for a singer that no one`s ever heard of. If she thinks that it`s going to turn them into some sort of hot showbiz couple she`s going to be in for a bit of a shock.
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"If she`s worried about her image, then the last person she should be going for is an unknown Z-lister like him. We`re hoping the split is temporary and that she goes back to Neil."
The leggy beauty is the latest in a long line of pop stars to dump their partners once they hit the big time.
Kym Marsh ditched fiance Martin Murphy after finding fame in TV band Hear`Say and was swiftly followed by band member Suzanne Shaw, who got rid of her boyfriend, Bury footballer Paul O`Shaughnessy.
But Paul got his revenge when he sold his story of their five-times-a-night sexual escapades.
Atomic Kitten babe Liz McLarnon, 21, dumped her childhood sweetheart Tommy Hibbs last year after nearly five years together.
She broke off the engagement and immediately started going out with Lee Ryan from Blue.
Pop Idol loser Darius broke with Edinburgh student Rachel last year - but kept the split secret. He said: "I`m not likely to advertise the fact that I have broken up with someone."
Let`s just hope Nadine realises that some things in life are more important than her fame.