Paloma Faith says having children caused split from husband for heartbreaking reason
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 18
Paloma Faith and her husband Leyman Lachcine split after having children (Picture: Getty Images for The London Edition)

has said her children caused the breakdown of her marriage to her husband Leyman Lahcine.

The Lullaby singer, 42, married French artist Leyman, 36, in 2017, and the couple were together for nine years .

Together they share two daughters, eight and three — and she now says having children changed their relationship .

In a new interview, the star, who appeared on the latest episode of for Stand Up 2 Cancer, admitted ‘our relationship ended because we have those children.’

She added: ‘And I think that was worth it.’

‘You either grow together, adapting to one another like expandable foam and filling the gaps where it’s empty – or one person grows and the other stays the same,’ she told .

She said they split because their relationship changed after having kids but it was ‘worth it’ (Picture: WireImage)

She said that ‘for the first time in my life, I needed more than nothing – and the expandable foam just wasn’t there.’

While rumours surfaced in 2022 that Leyman and Paloma had split, she did not publicly confirm the news other than ending the year with a candid post about 2022 being ‘s**t’ and declaring herself a ‘broken woman’.

But in 2023, has officially stated that she is a ‘single mum’

In an Instagram post about her trip to Mallorca with her two daughters, she joked:’Just got back from holidays in Mallorca where I realised I speak “survival Spanish” (not bad considering I wasn’t raised with my dad speaking to me in Spanish). 

Rumours of their split surfaced in 2022 (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I can single-handedly do a flight with two kids alone, that I love the company of my kids but it’s easier with others around, that I am blessed in a million ways and will always be grateful.

‘Everything can wait (needed to learn this), that nothing needs to be a stressful as it often becomes (stress is accumulative) and that I probably should live in a place with a warmer climate (who’s coming?).’

Her hashtags underneath included #SingleMum, #MumLife and #Workaholic.

The musician has a string of hits including Lullaby and Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Picture: WireImage Source: WireImage

She previously spoke about juggling her career with having children, and admitted to SheerLuxe ‘having children was my choice, but I also know the notion of “having it all” is a complete illusion.’

It comes after singer Lily Allen spoke candidly about how her career suffered after having children.

She told the Radio Times podcast: ‘‘I never really had a strategy when it comes to career, but yes, my children ruined my career.’

‘I love them and they complete me, but in terms of pop-stardom, they totally ruined it.

‘It really annoys me when people say you can have it all because, quite frankly, you can’t.’