AceShowbiz - British singer and songwriter Olly Murs ended his relationship with longtime girlfriend Francesca Thomas. The couple had been dating for three years before splitting last week and Murs was heartbroken as Thomas was "the first woman he planned a future with".
The couple was actually fresh from taking a vacation together but busy work schedule took a toll on their relationship. "The split has just happened and it is very raw for Olly, he still feels numb," a source told The Sun on Sunday. "He always worried that his relationship would struggle because he'd always put his career first. Now, with X Factor and his singing on the go, that's exactly what has happened."
The source added, "They worked so hard to keep their relationship strong, all their friends are stunned they couldn't make it work. Olly has kept himself busy with work to distract himself and took himself on a lads night out to see One Direction. But he looked upset during the gig, like his mind was elsewhere."
The runner-up of 2009 "The X Factor" previously described their relationship as "life-changing" and credited his property manager girlfriend for leading a normal life and not be "sucked into" the celebrity lifestyle.
He was the one worried about his fame. "If she wanted to walk away because she couldn't handle the stress, then I would understand. I have to figure out how I can combine my work and relationship," he said.