Myleene Klass at war with ex husband!

Myleene Klass is embroiled in a bitter legal battle with her estranged husband as they hammer out the final details of their divorce.   It is understood that businessman Graham Quinn, who provides security for pop stars including JLS and Bruce Springsteen, is demanding the entire proceeds from the sale of their five-bedroom detached property as part of the settlement.   Classically trained musician and TV presenter Miss Klass, 35, is believed to have bought the house in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, in her own name for £1.2 million in December 2009.

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Neighbours in the area include England and Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe and Sir Terry Leahy, the former chief executive of Tesco.   The house was put on the market with an asking price of £2.5 million just weeks after the couple split in April last year. It was sold in January for £1.8 million.

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Since then Miss Klass and her daughters – five-year-old Ava Bailey and two-year-old Hero Harper – have been renting an £8,000-a-month house in Highgate, North London.   Miss Klass, who shot to fame as part of the pop group Hear’Say, is said to have offered Irish-born Mr Quinn, 39, half the proceeds from the sale of the house as a goodwill gesture, but he is demanding the entire sum.

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She has built up an estimated personal fortune of £11 million from her television appearances and promotional deals.    A source said last night: ‘Graham is going after her money.   ‘He is not going to accept that they both walk away with what they walked into the marriage, and that’s that. It’s a lot of money.’   Miss Klass and Mr Quinn were together for 11 years, but were married for only six months before he walked out.   His lawyer said: ‘My client has no comment to make about matters relating to his private life.’   And a spokesman for Miss Klass declined to comment.   In an interview with The Mail on  Sunday last October, the singer said  that going through the marriage breakdown was as painful as being shot through the heart.   ‘When it first happened and I was in the middle of the storm I was just so very, very hurt,’ she said.   ‘I felt that I would sooner have taken a bullet. Actually, at the beginning, every morning when I woke up,  I thought that I had taken a bullet to my heart.’

Spraggan’s Back!

She was one of last year’s favourites to win The X Factor, until she had to bow out of the competition due to illness.   But when Lucy told her fans that they hadn’t seen the last of her she wasn’t wrong, as she’s just signed a major record contract with Columbia.   The singer/songwriter is set to release her debut album later on this year as well as a headline UK tour next month.

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Lucy was picked for the singing competition last year after getting a standing ovation while performing her self-penned track Last Night.

She was then put through to live shows by mentor Tulisa but ultimately finished in ninth place after dropping out due to ill health.   The 21-year-old from Sheffield has clearly been busy since her X Factor exit, putting in the studio hours so that her album will be ready this year.

‘I’m really excited to be working with Columbia, it is such a respected label with an incredible heritage,’ said Lucy.   ‘To be signed to the company who have worked with great icons like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and the newer generation of artists like Calvin Harris and Rita Ora is amazing – I can’t wait,’ she added.   Proving her enduring popularity, Lucy’s tour has already sold out with six extra dates now added due to popular demand.   ‘Lucy is a refreshingly honest and naturally gifted storyteller who walks to the beat of her own drum,’ said Co-President of Columbia Alison Donald.

‘Her song-writing very much fits in with the tradition and artistry of the Columbia ethos and we are absolutely delighted to have her on board,’ she continued.   Despite leaving half way through the X Factor live shows, Lucy returned for live final in December.   She was over-the-moon to be reunited with best pal Rylan Clarke after they developed a close friendship during the show.   Clearly pleased with her new record deal, Lucy tweeted on Wednesday, saying: ‘I am incredibly proud to tell you… I am officially signed to Columbia Records! Prepare for some music!’