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George Michael splits with partner of 13 years?

entertainment Updated: Oct 07, 2009 17:54 IST

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GeorgePop singer George Michael has reportedly split with his partner Kenny Goss after 13 years.

Goss is said to have walked out on the singer at Christmas last year, just three months after Michael was arrested in a toilet on London's Hampstead Heath, but the pair tried to keep their relationship split a secret, reports the Daily Mirror.

"Kenny had given George many chances. But after the Hampstead Heath incident he said he couldn't take any more. Everyone knew George wasn't just in there to do drugs... the place is well known as a place to pick up men," said a source.

"Despite George saying they had an open relationship, Kenny never agreed with George's urges to go out cruising for other men, or with his excessive use of cannabis. He is embarrassed by what George had put him through. They had been due to marry on their 10th anniversary back in 2006, but Kenny told him it was off unless he changed his ways. But it seems George just couldn't," the source added.

The "Wham!" star spiralled into a deep depression following the break-up, worrying friends with his reclusive and erratic behaviour and he is said to have sunk even lower after firing his manager Andy Stephens in June this year following an argument over his surprise duet with Beyonce Knowles at a concert in London.

"When Kenny left him, George wasn't in the right frame of mind for anything. He seemed to become really depressed and no one could talk him out of it," said a friend close to the singer.

"His manager Andy couldn't get through to him. And then he was absolutely furious when he found out he had driven himself to the O2 Arena and got on stage with Beyonce. He tried to confront the star about it but George sacked him," the friend added.