London: Leona Lewis and her long-term boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa have decided to call it quits since the pop star's hectic work schedule leaves them with little time to see each other.
The Bleeding Love singer and Lou, who met when they were just 10, decided to end their decade-long relationship after Lewis became too busy for them to be able to spend any quality time together, reported Mirror Online.
"Things have been under pressure for ages between them and they've finally realised that things are not going to be able to progress," said a friend of the singer.
The final blow is believed to have come recently when Lou didn't turn up to see Lewis perform at London's O2 Arena, despite living just down the road in Hackney.
"Not showing up on Wednesday was the final straw. She'll always treasure her time with Lou but she knows it's a relationship that's seen better times," the friend said.
The X-Factor winner spends a lot of time in the US and her recent tour preparations also came in the way of her relationship. "Leona's schedule means she's in the States a lot when Lou's in London and then when he goes out she's over here. Then there's the fact she's been totally immersed in preparing for her tour. They've barely spend any time together whatsoever," the friend added.