POP star Brian McFadden is battling to save his marriage after a series of rows with wife Kerry.
The chart-topping singer flew home from a tour date at the weekend for crisis talks.
Angry Kerry is fed up with not seeing Brian, 24, because of his hectic touring schedule.
The ex--Atomic Kitten - last year's winner of reality show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here - went to stay with her mum at the weekend and took kids Molly, three, and Lilly Sue, one, with her.
Brian's career has taken off since he quit Westlife in March and hit No1 with his first solo single Real To Me.
But he admitted at the weekend that the marriage was in difficulty. Asked about the situation with Kerry, 24, he said: 'It's not right. It's not right.'
The couple's spokesman, PR guru Max Clifford, said: 'There have been a few problems, but they are talking it through.
'The main problem is that they've become victims of their own success and hardly ever see each other.
'Those close to Kerry and Brian are hoping they can sort this out. However, I wouldn't say, having spoken to them both, that I'm not optimistic it will be resolved.'
Meanwhile, friends of former DJ Chris Evans and actress Billie Piper have revealed the couple's marriage is on the rocks.
The pair are considering a trial separation in a bid to save their four-year relationship.
Sources say the crisis has been sparked by 22year-old Billie's acting ambitions while Chris, 38, struggles with his fading TV career.
Source: Daily Record