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25/05/2012 09:23 BST

Alexandra Burke Opens Up About Jermain Defoe Split: 'I Don't Know How To Cope With It'

We hate to say we told you so, but Alexandra Burke has admitted she's been left unable to cope with her split from love-rat boyfriend Jermain Defoe.

The footballer is reported to have cheated on the former X Factor winner, after two girls came forward claiming they had slept with him.

Now, Alexandra has opened up about the less than amicable split.

In an interview with The Mirror, she told of how she believes she was too naive after she forgave his first infidelity.

"I’m quite naive. I think that comes from me wearing my heart on my sleeve," she said. "When I meet someone, they have my trust 100 per cent until proven guilty. That’s just the way I am.

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When asked if it had left her hurt, she said: "Yes, it definitely has and I don’t know how to cope with it sometimes, if I’m completely honest. All I can do is get on with it day by day.

"If I get hurt, not that I don’t work hard enough already, I throw myself into work. I go to my management and say, 'Do whatever you need to keep me busy 24 hours of the day so I don’t have to think'."

It has been reportedly that Jermain has demanded Alexandra returns a Bentley car and a ring that he gave the singer.

A source told the Daily Star: "It’s a sad state of affairs that it has become so acrimonious within a week of them agreeing it was worth trying to make their relationship work. Jermain wants his Bentley back along with other items he gave Alex.

"After the first cheating story, Jermain assured Alex he had learned his lesson and he tried to prove it with gifts, and she adored him so gave him another chance.

'He didn’t cheat again on Alex after that, but another girl came forward claiming she had also slept with Jermain early on in his relationship with Alex. It seems that although Jermain hadn’t strayed again, Alex couldn’t take hearing about another girl and finished it."

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