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Florence Welch: I had dramatic breakup

Florence Welch felt like she was "breaking down" when she split from her long-term boyfriend.

The Florence + the Machine singer's relationship with Stuart Hammond ended in October last year. She's admitted it hit her hard and for weeks afterwards she struggled to cope.

"I've just gone through a dramatic breakup. It's sad, I get so lonely. I really did feel like I was breaking down several times. This job is not making me sad; the situation I'm in is making me sad. Singing is the only time I feel truly happy," she told Q magazine.

The 25-year-old could hardly keep her emotions in check after she split from Stuart.

"You know the walking weep?" she queried. "It's when you're walking down the road and you're trying to carry on like normal but you just keep bawling. Girls will know about it"

The star hasn't decided what she wants out of life yet. While she sometimes thinks being settled with a partner and family would be good, on other occasions she isn't sure if she'd cope without touring.

"I'd like, maybe, one day, to have a child, maybe plural," she said.

"With a house and a family. But perhaps I'll regret it. Maybe I'll miss the hotel room and the road and all that. Maybe I'm not cut out for domestic life. Maybe I'm just meant to be on stage, singing. And maybe that's worth any other sacrifice."

Despite her heartbreak, Florence has managed to find love again. She's currently dating event organizer James Nesbitt, with sources saying they are "loved up" already.

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