Media scru­tiny too much for low- key Simp­son

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

AUS­TRALIAN singer and ac­tor Cody Simp­son has opened up about the break­down of his ro­mance with model Gigi Ha­did, re­veal­ing the in­tense in­ter­est in the cou­ple drove them apart.

The Gold Coast teenager, who split from Ha­did in May, pre­vi­ously in­sisted he and his ex didn’t fall out or find love with other peo­ple; they just de­cided the on/ off re­la­tion­ship had run its course.

Now he tells DuJour mag­a­zine he was al­ways very un­com­fort­able with the scru­tiny sur­round­ing his ro­mance.

“I love my ex- girl­friend, I al­ways will. It was an am­i­ca­ble, mu­tual de­ci­sion, and we still talk ev­ery now and then, but the highly pub­li­cised thing made me un­com­fort­able,” he said.

“Go­ing out to din­ner and there be­ing all this pa­parazzi and stuff ... As soon as we split I had the re­al­i­sa­tion that I was stray­ing away from who I was as a whole per­son. I want to keep it low- key, and fo­cus on my mu­sic.

“I just want to hang and be a dude, and do stupid stuff like surf, and get drunk, and jam for hours. I feel like at 18, you’re half of some­one else, as op­posed to all of your­self. You’re still fig­ur­ing your­self out.”

Model Gigi Ha­did.

Simp­son.

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