Sarah Harding and Chad Johnson have split up three months following their stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house, it has been confirmed.
In news that is hardly surprising, the pair struggled with distance in their relationship. Sarah lives in the U.K., while Chad lives in America. The news of the couple’s split will not be a surprise to many of their former housemates as few thought the pair would make it to Christmas.
Sarah confirmed in a statement to The Sun: “It is with sadness that I can now confirm my relationship with Chad is over. The distance has proved too much of an obstacle even though we both tried to make it work.
“I wish him all the best for the future and thank him for the memories we shared during a very interesting summer.”
The news comes after the former Girls Aloud star flew to America last month to visit Chad in Los Angeles. Following the trip, Chad deleted all posts regarding Sarah and unfollowed her on social media, beginning speculation of a split.
Sarah was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother back in August, beating out Amelia Lily for the bragging rights. Since winning Sarah has reportedly been working in L.A. on getting back to releasing some music.
“I’m going back in a couple of weeks,” she said. “We are going to finish recording.”
Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 5 for its 21st series in the new year.