'I'm just TOO perfect': David Gandy opens up as he explains the reasons behind his split from Mollie King
23:26 GMT, 26 April 2012
08:55 GMT, 27 April 2012
His ex-girlfriend Mollie King has been thrust onto the international stage in recent weeks after she was romantically linked to Prince Harry.
But her last boyfriend, male model David Gandy has opened up on what went wrong with their relationship, admitting The Saturdays singer struggled to live with his obsession with perfectionism.
In a frank interview with the UK edition of Men's Health magazine, the 32-year-old admitted he is too focused on his career at the moment to leave much room for a relationship.
Perfectionist: Male model David Gandy reveals what issues contributed to his break-up with Mollie King
Love split: Gandy and Mollie King split up after 10 months together
The couple announced their split in February after 10 months together, with Gandy at the time claiming 'it wasn't the right timing'.
However, two months down the line, the Essex-native admitted his 'weirdness' can be challenging for other people to live with.
The Dolce & Gabbana pin-up tells the June issue: 'My perfectionism can make it difficult. I
know my ex-girlfriend struggled.
'Things have to be
perfect – everything in the house, every car I buy. That’s incredibly
hard to live with if you don’t understand it.'
Although he was disappointed their romance didn't work out, Gandy admitted he is happy being single.
He explained: 'I can get on with my own life, my own ‘perfections’, without needing to explain that weirdness to someone else.
The boy from Billericay: Gandy can't bring himself to watch The Only Way Is Essex
Read the full David Gandy interview in the Men's Health June issue on sale Thursday 3 May April
'If either a relationship or my work must suffer, then I’m afraid it has to be the relationship.'
He is optimistic that when he does meet 'the one', he won't care so much about his career.
He mused: 'I'm 32 and more than anything I want to
find a girlfriend and have children. I want to be able to say, “I've
done enough”. Hopefully, one day a girl will come along and I'll think
she's far superior to my work and let my priorities go.'
And despite being one of the most sought after male models in the industry, the boy from Billericay admits he has low self-esteem when it comes to his own looks.
He said: 'In terms of my looks, I’m very
self-critical: I hate my hair, my lips, my nose. And I can’t grow a full
beard. People assume I think more of myself than I actually do.'
Despite being proud to fly the flag for Essex, he admits he is horrified by the ITV2 reality show The Only Way Is Essex.
He said: 'I refuse to watch The Only Way is Essex. These programmes give the place an awful name.'
Read the full David Gandy interview in the Men's Health June issue – on sale Thursday 3 May April.
Healthy appetite: Gandy admitted 'things have to be perfect – everything in the house, every car I buy'