X Factor star Lucy Spraggan SPLITS from wife Georgina Gordon... six months after revealing they were undergoing fertility treatment
- The songstress married Georgina in 2016 a year after popping the question
- In May, they revealed they had been undergoing fertility treatment
- On Tuesday, Lucy announced their split on Instagram in a lengthy statement
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan has split from her wife Georgina Gordon after three years of marriage.
The singer, 28, who found fame on the ninth series of the ITV talent show in 2012, took to Instagram to Tuesday to confirm the couple had parted ways and vowed to remain 'ultimate friends and dog mums' with her ex.
The news comes six months after Lucy revealed they had fostered 12 children while undergoing fertility treatment, announced she had gone from being a newlywed to a fully fledged carer for young people in her hometown of Stockport.
Heartache: X Factor star Lucy Spraggan has sadly split from her wife Georgina (pictured last year)
In her statement, Lucy said: 'It's with sadness to let you know that after nearly 6 years of joy, fun and true love Georgina and I have decided to part ways.
'We have shared the most amazing times and life together, and we are truly grateful for knowing love at its full capacity. We will continue on our paths as ultimate friends, and dog Mums, united by the bond and memories we will always have...
'We are eternally thankful for the support you have offered to us; in this time of hardship we we appreciate space and time to deal with the change.'
Having moved from her native Derbyshire to Greater Manchester, Lucy has juggled her own career while fostering a dozen children with Georgina.
Pained: The singer, who found fame after appearing on the ninth series of the talent show in 2012, took to Instagram to Tuesday to confirm the heartbreaking news yet vowed to remain 'ultimate friends and dog mums'
At the time, the singer admitted she didn't rule out the possibility of a thirteenth when her promotional and touring commitments are finally completed.
'It was short term and respite,' she said of her initial decision to foster. 'We were living in Stockport so we fostered for Stockport council. I take my hat to anyone who is doing it.
'I would definitely want to do it in the future but I can’t really take them on tour at the moment.'
Her love: The couple were married in 2016, a year after Lucy proposed
Lucy competed on The X Factor in 2012, but eventually quit after falling ill and not wanting to unfairly go through each round without competing, leading the way for James Arthur to win.
Lucy, who proposed to Georgina in 2015, told OK! magazine at the time: '[Georgina] didn't have a clue and she turned around and I was on one knee – it was amazing, I think I knew that she'd say yes but it was still scary.
'I got a boat – she didn't know we were going on a boat, we went underneath Albert Bridge and her friends and family, her mum was on the bridge with all of her mates.'
She added of Georgina: 'I find peace when I'm with her and she makes me feel safe and happy.'
Way back when: Lucy, who proposed to Georgina in 2015, told OK! magazine at the time: '[Georgina] didn't have a clue and she turned around and I was on one knee – it was amazing'