Pregnant singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor found breaking the news of her new relationship to her former lover much harder than telling him she was pregnant.

The I WON'T CHANGE YOU singer started dating Richard Jones just one week after breaking off her six-year relationship with former manager ANDY BOYD in October (03) - and fell pregnant just one month into the new romance.

Sophie says, "It was really important to me that Andy really understood what was happening. In a way it was more difficult to tell him I was going out with someone else than I was pregnant.

"I can never under-estimate that he was such a huge part of my life and we both really care about what happens in each other's lives. He has been fantastic and we want to remain good friends."

14/12/2003 10:41