Blur frontman Damon Albarn and his longtime partner Suzi Winstanley have split after 25 years together, Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
They never married and the couple have been together since 1998 and have a 23-year-old daughter called Missy. Reports say that Winstanley, an artist, is ‘absolutely devastated’ at the relationship ending.
This newspaper understands that she told Britpop star Albarn, 55, to leave their Notting Hill home, although the circumstances behind her decision are unknown.
”Suzi is heartbroken at their relationship ending,” the outlet noted.
”Even though they have been living in the showbiz bubble where so many couples struggle, they had been together for a very long time.’
”It is a really sad time for everyone involved.”
Despite her heartache, Winstanley, 55, was in the crowd at Wembley earlier this month to watch Albarn perform with Blur as part of the British Summer Time festival. It was noted that during lockdown, Albarn spent a lot of time in South Devon where he owns a farmhouse which he has partly converted into a music studio.
He recently spoke about how he had been struggling in his personal life, telling French magazine Paris Match: ‘The last few months, the last year has not been easy.
‘But the music allows me to ‘bring out’ all that. That is to say, it’s the only way I know to overcome this sort of event. And it’s cheaper than therapy.’
It’s understood that Albarn wrote much of the most recent Blur album, The Ballad Of Darren, released last week and currently at No 1 in the charts, about his relationship with Winstanley.