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Natasha Hamilton getting on well with ex Ritchie Neville

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Natasha Hamilton getting on well with ex Ritchie Neville

Natasha Hamilton is "getting on the best" she has with Ritchie Neville since they split up.

The Atomic Kitten singer and the 5ive star ended their engagement in March, and though they are now forging a friendship for the sake of their 18-month-old daughter Ella, the 33-year-old pop beauty insists they won't be getting back together as a romantic couple.

Writing in her Star magazine column, she said: "I constantly get asked about what's going on between Ritchie and me. But nothing has really changed.

"If anything, we're now getting on the best we have since splitting up. We're on friendly terms and hopefully that's how it will stay."

Natasha - who also has son Josh, 13, with Fran Cosgrave, son Harry, 11, with Gavin Hatcher and five-year-old boy Alfie from her marriage to Riad Erraji - recently revealed she and Ritchie are still living together, a situation she is finding very "stressful".

She said: "We're still living with each other at the moment. It's stressful. Anyone who has been in the same situation can understand that. It's hard to move on with your life when you see that person every day."

Asked if she is looking for a new home, she added: "It's all still very up in the air at the moment, it's not decided.

"I'm just weighing up my options and seeing what will be best for all of us."

Adding to Natasha's stress is cancelling all the plans she and Ritchie had made for their wedding, which had been planned to take place this summer.

She said: "I'm not feeling sorry for myself, it just feels like a bereavement because what you almost had has gone...

"The wedding was going to be this summer. That's a nightmare. You've booked a wedding and then you've got to cancel it all. You just feel, oh God. It's also quite stressful."