Lana Del Rey is now a single lady.
The 28 year-old singer recently separated from her longtime love, Barrie-James O’Neill, after getting together around three years ago.
Lana called time on their turbulent romance because she apparently wants time apart to feel ”free”.
The American recording artist confirmed news of her heartache when speaking in an interview with Switzerland’s 20 Minuten newspaper on Monday (June 23rd).
“We are currently not together. He is a wonderful person,” she said. But there are some things with which he has to deal. I will not explain it in detail.”
Adding, “This was hard on our relationship, I no longer felt free. We’ll see how it goes.”
The duo’s separation make come as a bit of a shock as it was heavily reported this past February that they became secretly engaged in June 2013.
They first sparked engagement rumors in July 2013 when they were snapped by paparazzi looking at properties in Los Angeles with Lana wearing a diamond ring on her left hand.
However, even though Lana’s relationship with O’Neill, who is a former band member of Kassidy, is now over she still wants to have children and settle down with someone for good in the future.
When asked if tying the knot was something she may be interested in, the ‘Blue Jeans’ singer replied, “I’d love to. And I would like to have children. Hopefully it will work out sometime.”
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O’Neill also featured in one of Del Ray’s music videos, when debuting ‘Summer Wine’ video, her former real-life love interest also played the role of her on-screen love interest.
Furthermore, in an interview with Complex magazine from 2012, the New Yorker admitted her track ‘Off to the Races’ from the ‘Born to Die’ album celebrates finding love with the Scottish singer.
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“When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying. That’s what inspired the ‘Off to the Races’ melodies,” she admitted. “That’s one of the times when you’re feeling electrified by someone else and they make you happy to be alive.”
Lana Del Rey and Barrie-James O’Neill split after dating for three years
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