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13th Sep 2018

Katie Waissel announces split from boyfriend following birth of first child

Jade Hayden

Katie Waissel has announced her split from her boyfriend following the birth of their first child.

The former X Factor contestant revealed that she is now a “solo mama” after an “incredibly hard split” between herself and Andy Speer.

The pair welcomed a baby boy, Hudson, just two months ago.

Writing on Instagram, Waissel said that she was beginning a “new adventure” with her son.


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She said:

“Tonight has been MOMUMENTAL (yes I meant to spell it like that!).

“For the first time in MONTHS, I am sat on my couch in my living room alone watching my favourite tv show and sipping a glass of well deserved wine.

“Having embarked on the new adventure called parenthood alone as a solo mama, there were times I thought that I wasn’t going to make it, but moments like these, small but powerful breakthrough moments, just go to show that it can be done.”


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Waissel, who now lives in New York with her son, was asked by fans if she would consider moving back to the UK following the breakup.

She wrote that it has been difficult living away from her family, but that she had no plans to move home just yet.

The former CBB contestant welcomed baby Hudson on July 21 in New York.

She announced the news by tweeting: “And then there were three…”