Charlotte Church has spoken of her concerns about the impact of her break-up with Gavin Henson on their two children.

The 24-year-old said being in the media spotlight had made a ‘hard’ situation ‘so much more complex’.

Charlotte and Wales rugby international star Gavin, 28, split up earlier this year just weeks after the pair went public with their engagement.

They had been together for five years and have two children Dexter, one, and Ruby, two.

Asked about her fledgling relationship with fellow musician Jonathan Powell and if life was good, Charlotte said: “I think so, I mean it is always hard when you have a break up and you’ve got children involved from mine and Gavin’s point of view because we have all the press attention.

“It makes it so much more complex, so all we are worried about is how the children come out of it. We managed to remain really good friends, so at the moment it is working out really well.”

Charlotte, whose new album Back to Scratch is released next month, told Steve Hargrave on Daybreak she would be watching her ex compete on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Her comments came as Gavin opened up during an interview with BBC Two’s Scrum V TV about the difficulties of coping with the public breakdown of his relationship, calling it ‘a nightmare situation’.

He said: “It’s the worst thing in the world to see your kids being brought up by another fella. It’s not nice at all.

“I don’t want people feeling sorry for me, it goes on and I’ve just got to deal with it and I’m dealing with it.”