Nelly Furtado revealed in an interview Wednesday (April 12) that she secretly split from her husband, sound engineer Demacio Castellon, last summer.
"I was going through a breakup and I would sing to myself while I drove on these long drives, and I thought to myself, 'I'm so lucky that I can write songs because I can soothe myself with them," she said about the split on ITV's Loose Women.
The songstress married Castellon in 2008 in a private ceremony. She collaborated with him in the past on her 2006 album, Loose, and her platinum Spanish album, Mi Plan.
Although she is currently promoting her latest album, The Ride, the singer says she has been focusing on her 13-year-old daughter, Nevis, whose father is Furtado's ex Jasper Gahunia.
"Sometimes you just want to sit home and bake some muffins for your daughter," she said. "I need to stay mentally and emotionally and physically well for my daughter."