Already the split's become messy, after Leona's ex-flame Lou has demanded a payout for helping her become famous
Uh oh, we spy a feud brewing! Leona Lewis’s split with childhood sweetheart Lou Al-Chamaa is set to turn ugly, after her cheeky ex has demanded a million-dollar payout.
The electrician turned Sony talent scout is reportedly demanding a £1.5 million payout from the star, after claiming he helped her to become famous.
‘He believes he has played a huge role in Leona’s success,’ one insider told The Sun.
‘They have been together for more than ten years and he has encouraged her to fulfil her potential.’
And now it seems Lou believes he is entitled to some of Leona’s earnings.
‘He believes he has the rights of a common-law husband,’ the insider added.
‘He even filled in her X Factor application form and believes he then played a huge role in her success – not only as her partner but also professionally within his new position in the music industry. He claims he owns a piece of some of her songs and should benefit financially.’
Leona and Lou split back in June, with reports suggesting the star and her other half grew apart after the Bleeding Love singer’s constant travelling.
At first the separation was said to be amicable, but it seems it could soon get messy if Leona doesn’t meet Lou’s demands.
The British beauty has reportedly already offered him their £600,000 Hackney home in order to make a clean break, but it seems Lou has his eyes on a bigger prize.
Do you think Lou deserves a payout for helping Leona rise to fame? Or is her non-famous ex just trying to cash in on her success? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.