Samantha Lavery has been accused of 'dumping her boyfriend' via text after making The X Factor live shows.
Acea Brabrook says the pair were together before she called time on the relationship earlier this year.
And it sounds as though he's not best pleased about it all.
Although Acea says they were only ever together for a few months, the 24-year-old claimed: “We had talked about the future, we had plans to deal with the fame and the stardom.
“She promised it wouldn’t change her."
However he alleges that those plans quickly changed with Sam dumping him via text when she made the live shows.
He told The Sun newspaper this week: “If she had crashed and burned she would have come back up north and we would have carried on dating.
“But she is making a success of it, so now I’m history."
Acea went on to take aim at reports linking Sam to fellow X Factor contestant Nathan Lewis, of boy band 5 After Midnight.
“She has a new love in her life — and that new love is X Factor," he said. “And it appears she may have a second new love, a fellow pop star.”
It was reported at the weekend that Sam and Nathan had been caught 'getting cosy in a cupboard' backstage on the show.
Sam insisted she was 100% single last week, saying: "I just want to concentrate on this journey. Boyfriends aren't really on my mind."
A spokesperson for The X Factor did not comment on Sam and Acea but reiterated that there was nothing between Sam and Nathan, saying they were "close, but just friends".