Jennifer Metcalfe: Sylvain split 'felt like death'
Jennifer Metcalfe says splitting up with ex-boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon felt "like a death", and she was heartbroken when he told her about his feelings for his 'Dancing on Ice' partner Samia Ghadie
Jennifer Metcalfe was left heartbroken when ex-boyfriend Sylvain Longchambon told her about his feelings for Samia Ghadie on Christmas Day (25.12.12).
The 'Hollyoaks' beauty says if felt "like a death" breaking up with the professional skater, and admits it was the "worst Christmas morning ever" when he informed her about his new love for his 'Dancing on Ice' partner Samia.
She said: "It's like a death. I felt gutted. It was the worst Christmas ever.
"You grieve for all the plans you had in your head. It is a grieving. When you cut someone out of your life like that it's pretty harsh.
"In the early hours of Christmas morning he told me on the phone that Samia and himself had had a conversation about their feelings for each other.
"He didn't go into detail. He said he fancied Samia but in the next breath he said he loved and adored me -- so try and get your head around that one. It felt like the worst Christmas morning ever.
"Samia had told him she liked him when she finished with her boyfriend. It was a hard pill to swallow for me.
"I had to go on 'Gordon Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong' later that day. It's funny how you deal with stuff at the time."
Speculation about Sylvain and Samia's romance emerged following her split from 'Coronation Street' co-star Will Thorp, so Jennifer confronted the skater about the rumours before he travelled to France for the festive period.
She explained: "I said to him, 'Have you and Samia spoken about your feelings? I'm not stupid, I know what's going on, I'm a woman.' And he said, 'No, not at all,' and he lied a little bit and that's not fair after two years."
But the 29-year-old beauty doesn't expect Sylvain, 32, to stay with Samia, 30, forever.
She added to The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I know how easy it is to get caught up in the show, I did it myself. I think he's got carried away.
"I've seen Sylvain's face in a couple of things my friends showed me and he looked very sad. I don't think he loves Samia.
"Our relationship was great, a really good two years. Marriage and kids were in vision. I loved the guy unconditionally inside and out. He adored me in every way."