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Stacey: I'll be fine after break up

Stacey Solomon has said her single status might not be what she planned - but she's going to be "fine".

The singer and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! winner was devastated when her four-year relationship with painter and decorator fiance Aaron Barnham, 26, father of her two-year-old son, Leighton, ended recently.

Stacey, 24, who also has a six-year-old son, Zachary, six, from a previous relationship, said it was "very upsetting".

"It's certainly not what I'd planned for. Like most girls, I always had that classic dream of having a big white wedding and being married with kids, but it hasn't quite worked out that way for me."

But she said: "I don't even know whether that's a real-life scenario any more, but what matters is that I do have the children and they are happy. I have wonderful support from my family, my mum helps me look after the boys, and I know we'll be fine."

Stacey is preparing to release her first album and said that she pinches herself every morning because she can't believe she has been "so lucky" .

"I've written the majority of the songs on the album and I'm really, really proud of them," she said.

The singer, who is endorsing the inflatable BubbleBum car booster seat, said of her attitude towards life: "You have to stay confident and remember nobody's perfect. It's about getting on with what life throws at you.

"It's certainly too short to waste it being miserable or taking yourself too seriously ... I still think I'm lucky because everyone has good and bad times and when you weigh it up, my good times far outweigh my bad ones."

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