Opera beauty Sarah Brightman has been enjoying what she deems the 10 best years of her life since splitting with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

After her six-year marriage to Lloyd Webber ended in divorce in 1990, Brightman embarked on a romance with a German man with whom she has remained for the past decade.

She says, "I've had a boyfriend for 10 years. But we keep it quiet. He's German and, like me, a musician.

'These have been the best 10 years of my life."

28/07/2003 08:56