Rebecca Ferguson, UK X Factor Star, Describes the Heartbreak of Being Dumped During Her Pregnancy

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Rebecca Ferguson recently described the heartbreak of being dumped by the father of her newborn daughter after she announced her pregnancy.

The UK X Factor star, who gave birth to daughter Arabella two weeks ago, told Hello! magazine that Karl Dures not only dumped her, but told her at the time he had another girlfriend.

Keeping the heartbreak a secret for months, Ferguson says Dures has now had a change of heart — not about their relationship but with his newborn daughter.

“Karl has been a huge support, we’re really good friends," said Ferguson. "He was there for the birth and he has offered to adopt her and be her dad too. He has given her his name, which is lovely, so she will be the same as the other kids.”

Ferguson admitted that it was difficult keeping her heartbreak to herself those many months.

“On the outside everyone must have thought everything was rosy at home," she said. "I kept a smile on my face and kept all my feelings inside because I had this awful feeling of shame, but I was heartbroken.

“I was fuming when I found out, I was so angry. The way I was treated was wrong. I think some people think you’re devastated because you want the man, but it’s not that. It’s devastating for a woman because it’s a normal thing for your child to be wanted.”

Deciding to forego any feelings of bitterness towards her ex, Ferguson says she is able to focus on her daughter, who she describes as a “gift from God”.

“I don’t hold any hate towards him,” she said. “He wasn’t ready to be a dad and that’s up to him. I’m not in his shoes and I can’t force him. I’m happy with his decision now and I wish him and his partner well.”

Pam Wright