Opera star Katherine Jenkins is convinced her split from TV presenter Gethin Jones was made "more difficult" because it played out in the spotlight.
The singer's engagement to the Welsh host came to an end in late 2011, but Jenkins insisted on taking to the stage as planned for her early 2012 tour.
Jenkins broke down in tears on stage during one gig as she explained how performing had helped her overcome the break-up, but she has now admitted she struggled to cope with the attention during such an upsetting time.
She tells Britain's Woman and Home Magazine, "Last year was crazy. It started off in a personal sense in a very devastating way when Gethin and I broke up, and I didn't know how it was going to work out...
"Public break-ups are difficult. Going through that is devastating anyway but when it's 'out there', people feel free to comment. That's weird, and it makes it more difficult. I don't talk about my relationships ever and I will never disclose what happened, but it always amazes me how people think they know what went on, then judge you on it, when the reality couldn't be more different."