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Here’s the Real Reason Floetry Split

It’s been a decade since British soul duo Floetry broke up. While the childhood friends–Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius–recently embarked on a reunion tour, the issue at the root cause of the group’s demise has never really been shared–until now.

After years of rumored beef, Ambrosius is speaking out about what exactly put an end to Floetry’s beautiful music. In an exclusive interview with our sister site, EBONY.com, the Far Away” singer said the real reason the group disbanded in 2006 was because of an unhealthy relationship between Stewart and her ex-boyfriend.

Though most people thought the former best friends had a spat over money and music deals, according to Ambrosius, she just couldn’t bear to see her friend continue to get hurt.

“I know what happened. You know what happened. Let’s move on,” she told EBONY.com. “But I couldn’t, because if the other person is in a very damaging, abusive relationship and you’re the best friend that’s watching all of this unfold before your eyes… I can’t see you die. I don’t want to be here for that and it’s unfair for me to see you go through this.”

Ambrosius, who’s expecting her first child with her boyfriend Dez Billups, said all it took for she and Stewart to make up was a phone call.

“We just embraced, tears fell, looked over old photos, brought up old jokes,” she recalled of their December 2014 meet up. “This is my friend. This is the person that I loved.”

Head over to EBONY.com to read Marsha Ambrosius’ full interview where she talks about how she and her boyfriend met, preparing for motherhood, and whether or not there will ever be another Floetry album in the works.