Lesbian double act Tatu caused the breakup of manager IVAN SHAPOVALOV's marriage, according to his wife.

VALERIA SHAPOVALOV, who spent 17 years with the Russian svengali who fathered her two children, says Ivan callously dumped her the minute Tatu protegees LENA KATINA and Yulia Volkova hit the big time.

Aggrieved Valeria sobs, "He's changed completely since they became successful. I blame the band for ruining our marriage."

25/05/2003 14:17