It’s splitsville for Duffy and Mile Phillips

Updated: May 22, 2011, 18:21 PM IST

London: Singer Duffy has broken up with her rugby star lover Mike Phillips after an 18-month-relationship.

There were predictions that the pair would soon tie the knot but uncertainty over Wales scrumhalf Phillips’s career was blamed for putting a strain on their relationship.

While the ‘Mercy’ singer, 26, was promoting her second album in London, rumour ensued that the 28-year-old ‘Ospreys’ hero was looking to play club rugby in France next season.

“They have officially ended. It’s sad but things had been deteriorating for quite a few months,” The Mirror quoted a source, close to the Welsh couple, as saying.

“Their arguments increased as the uncertainty about Mike’s career surfaced,” the source added.