Former X Factor star SPLITS from boyfriend two months after giving birth

She welcomed her son in July

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by Alex Ross |

Former X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother star Katie Waissel celebrated the birth of her first child with her boyfriend Andy Speers in July, but now, just two months later, the pair have announced their split.

Katie, who finished in seventh place on The X Factor in 2010, confirmed the news on her Instagram page, where she called herself a 'solo mama'.

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She wrote, 'I just had to post this on my main page because tonight has been MOMUMENTAL (yes I meant to spell it like that!) having posted about my journey right the way through pregnancy and parenthood, as you have seen, the exhaustion both mentally and physically has been intense! Tonight was the first night that I put Mr Hudson effortlessly to bed, after a warm bath and two boob feed, and Norman wanted to join him! For the first time in MONTHS, I am sat on my couch in my living room alone watching my favorite tv show and sipping a glass of well deserved wine! Having embarked on the new adventure called parenthood alone as a solo mama, there were times I thought that I wasn’t going to make it, but moments like these, small but powerful breakthrough moments, just go to show that it can be done!'

She then added, 'I can honestly in this moment say that I am beyond grateful and not going to lie, incredibly proud of myself! So cheers everyone! Happy Hump Day! WE GOT THIS! #parenting #mom #momlife #solomama #wegotthis #celebrate #mrhudson #baby #mamabear #parenthood #humpday #video #fourthtrimester #bedtime #proud #moments #life #love #motherhood #babyboy #blogger #writer #adventure'. [sic]

Despite Katie responding to a number of supportive messages about her split, the cause of their break-up hasn't yet been revealed.

The former couple, who reportedly met in January last year, welcomed their baby son into the world in July, revealing to fans that they'd decided to call him Hudson.

At the time, Katie wrote, 'Andy and I are elated to announce the birth of our darling son Hudson. Born at 2:25am on 07.21.18, our Little Man made his big debut after a legendary 24 hr labor. Mummy and Baby are doing great, Daddy is already on diaper duty! Baby Hudson we both love you incredibly and unconditionally, and are eternally grateful to be on this journey called life with you. Here is to our next chapter. Love Mama Bear x #announcement #babyboy #hudson #welcome #love #family #baby #wedidit #laboranddelivery #nyc #mountsinai #mom #dad #mamabear #papabear.' [sic]

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Katie rose to fame when she appeared on the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010, the same year which featured the likes of Matt Cardle, One Direction and Cher Lloyd.

After being voted off the show in seventh place, Katie later returned to TV in 2016 when she was a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.

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