Irish singer Nadine Coyle has dismissed rumours of a feud with her Girls Aloud bandmates, insisting they are just too busy to stay in contact.
The U.K.'s biggest girl group has taken a 12-month hiatus to concentrate on individual projects, with Coyle working on solo material in Los Angeles.
Sarah Harding sparked rumours of a rift between the 24 year old and the rest of her bandmates earlier this month (Mar10), after revealing Coyle had failed to contact her when she was visiting the U.K.
But Coyle is adamant she didn't snub Harding, insisting she tried to contact her pals on her fleeting trip to England.
She tells Britain's News of the World, "I sent them a message saying I was back but they must have been busy or something.
"I think having space from each other is a good thing. People were in each other's faces all the time. It's good to have a break so we can see our own friends, who have been neglected for the seven years we've been together."
Coyle also admitted there are no immediate plans for Girls Aloud to head back into the studio: "I haven't really spoke to anyone in the Girls Aloud camp. We don't have any plans.
"Everyone was deserving of having a break. Some of the girls were older and wanted to relax. Some wanted to do solo stuff. Everyone is entitled to go and do their own things."