The strength of Brian McFadden and Delta Goodrem's fledgling relationship will be put to the test when they are forced to spend long periods of time on opposite sides of the world.

The couple are travelling Europe and America together recording new songs and making television appearances, but the OUT OF THE BLUE singer's work schedule takes her back to her native Australia next month (FEB05), while the former Westlife heart-throb will spend time in Ireland and Britain.

McFadden is enjoying taking things slowly - following his recent split from wife KERRY KATONA - but he doesn't want to be separated from his new love at this vital stage in their relationship.

He says, "I'm not looking forward to it because we are getting on really well and she's making me very happy.

"But at the end of the day we have discussed that our careers come first at the moment. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. It's only been a few weeks - you just don't know."

21/01/2005 09:53