London: American dancer Derek Hough has revealed that he has dumped Cheryl Cole after one year of their relationship because she was living like a recluse.
Hough, 25, had ended the romance two weeks ago, just before Cheryl was dramatically axed from her prestigious judging role on US ‘X Factor’.
“I love that girl with all my heart, but I just can’t do it any more. I have done everything I can to pick Cheryl up. But every time I am with her she refuses to leave her room for days and days,” the Mirror quoted him as telling a friend.
“It’s not healthy behaviour and doesn’t make for a healthy relationship. It’s tough but I have to leave Cheryl and get on with my life,” he added.
The dancer’s stepfather Aaron Nelson, 54, has also confirmed the split.
“It’s sad – but it was just not working out. Derek just wants to move on with his life,” said Nelson.
Ex-husband Ashley Cole, 31, is now comforting Cheryl, 27, and she is even considering taking him back.
The two have been talking on the phone every day and Cheryl believes the England and Chelsea footballer has changed.