Nadine Coyle admits there’s “distance” between her and her Girls Aloud bandmates.
The singer – who is launching her solo career - says she hasn’t spoken to Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Kimberly Walsh or Nicola Roberts for “quite some time” and feels quite separated from them.
She said: “I haven’t spoken to any of the girls in quite some time. There is a distance there. It’s kind of like school. You go from primary to secondary and learn loads of stuff, have friends and a routine, then you move on to another phase of life. That’s not to say I won’t see anybody from school again, but it just feels different now.”
Despite not being close to her, Nadine insists she is not in competition with Cheryl, who has launched a successful solo career, releasing two albums, as well as being a judge on UK TV talent show ‘The X Factor’.
She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: “It’s not a competition. The press likes to create cat fights with girl bands. I’m not that vicious or wayward. There was real camaraderie in Girls Aloud, the feeling of one for all, and all for one.
“Me and Cheryl always had each other’s backs, because she’s quite a strong character and so am I, so if ever there was anything really serious going on we would be watching out for everybody. She works really, really hard. She went straight from Girls Aloud to ‘X Factor’ to her solo stuff. I would have been exhausted doing what she did. I was exhausted just watching her.”