Girls Aloud are said to be furious with bandmate Nadine Coyle after she tweeted fans that the group's decision to split had nothing to do with her.
After the girl group announced they were splitting up for good last week, Nadine took to Twitter to say she 'couldn't stop' Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh from going their separate ways.
In the tweet to fans, Nadine wrote: "You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time & want to keep going."
You should know by now I had no part in any of this split business. I couldn't stop them. I had the best time & want to keep going. Xxxx— Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow) March 21, 2013
Following the tweet, sources close to the group say the girls' relationship with Nadine is more strained than ever.
“They have parted on terrible terms," the source told The Mirror. "The girls hadn’t seen much of US-based Nadine until they reunited for the tour and now it doesn’t look like they’ll ever see much of her once she’s gone back to LA.
"As soon as Sarah saw the tweet she called Nadine to say how angry she was. The tweet made it look like the girls went behind Nadine’s back to make the decision.
“But the plan had always been to split after the tour. Nadine also felt the sharp end of Cheryl’s tongue. Nadine’s behaviour has left a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth.”
Earlier this month a version of 'Diamonds (Are A Girl's Best Friend)' by Nadine leaked online. It's her first new material since her 2010 debut, 'Insatiable'.