Singer Charlotte Church is concerned about the impact of her break-up with former fiancé Gavin Henson on their two children.

The 24-year-old said being in the media spotlight had made a "hard" situation "so much more complex".

Church and Wales rugby international Henson, 28, split up earlier this year just weeks after the pair went public with their engagement.

They had been together five years and have two children Dexter, aged one, and Ruby, aged two.

Asked about her fledgling relationship with fellow musician Jonathan Powell and if life was good, Church said: "I think so, I mean it is always hard when you have a break-up and you've got children involved from mine and Gavin's point of view because we have all the press attention.

"It makes it so much more complex, so all we are worried about is how the children come out of it. We managed to remain really good friends, so at the moment it is working out really well."

Church, whose new album 'Back to Scratch' is released next month, said she would be watching her ex compete on BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Her comments came as Henson opened up during an interview with BBC Two's 'Scrum V TV' about the difficulties of coping with the public breakdown of his relationship, calling it "a nightmare situation".

He said: "It's the worst thing in the world to see your kids being brought up by another fella. It's not nice at all.

"I don't want people feeling sorry for me, it goes on and I've just got to deal with it and I'm dealing with it."

He added: "I'm trying to be the best father I can be when I do see my kids - which is limited. I want my kids to see me play rugby again and be proud of me."

Henson, who is on unpaid leave from his club Ospreys where he has a contract until May next year, said he wanted to find a club in London to rebuild his career while dealing with some off-pitch problems. He has not played rugby since injuring his ankle in March 2009.

He said: "I had heart-to-heart talks with the Ospreys, I opened my heart to them really, told them what had gone on, I told them for compassionate reasons, for my mental state of mind, I need to go somewhere for the season."