Model Pamela hits the gym as she splits from childhood sweetheartSINGLE: Pamela, right, with Nadia Forde
DUBLIN model Pamela Ryan has been left heartbroken after splitting with her boyfriend of six years.
The Assets beauty told the Diary that she and long-time love Gary Kelly have decided to go their separate ways.
She has revealed that she feels it's time to focus completely on building her career as well as enjoying some girlie nights out.
Pamela (19) who dreams of becoming a top fashion model said that she's sad to part ways with Gary but she's looking forward to being back on the market.
"We have been together since I was 13, by the end I was getting claustrophobic, it was suffocating.
"We were around each other every day. I want to focus on my work now -- being in a relationship in this business can definitely hold you back. People would always ask me who I'm dating and if it's someone not in the industry then they aren't that interested.
"I also want to spend some time with my girls. I want to book a girl holiday and have some fun nights out," she explained.
"The next few weeks are going to be really tough, it's going to be difficult adjusting to life without him. But I am not interested in getting into another relationship.
"Guys in this business are only after one thing, I'd rather just get out there and make new friends," she added.
And Pamela, who is about to start filming for RTE's ICA Bootcamp, added: "Now I'm just going to live in the gym and work on getting fit. Hopefully that will lead me to getting better jobs."