Scottish singer DARIUS CAMPBELL has struggled to cope following his split from actress Natasha Henstridge - because he was so close to her two children.
The Species star called off her two-year engagement to Campbell after they decided to pursue their careers on different sides of the Atlantic.
The pair has remained friends, but Campbell, formerly known as Darius Danesh, admits the break-up has been complicated, because he became a father figure for Henstridge's sons from a previous relationship.
Speaking on U.K. show GMTV, he says, "I think what happens is when you're in the position of any break up, when the press find out they assume that it's this or it's that, and sometimes it's just because two people can't be together.
"Natasha had two incredible children, Tristan and Asher, and I had the fortune of - over many years - being a very close friend to them and I shudder to say the word step father, but you grow to love these children as closely as you could your own. And so that makes a break up difficult, but actually it's been a very positive experience because we're both excited about future challenges and opportunities and our careers. We still remain friends and that's the most important thing."