Nadine Coyle claims Girls Aloud rarely spoke to one another off stage before or after a gig, and admits she doesn't miss not having her bandmates in her life.
The 32-year-old I'll Stand By You singer admitted there was never any chemistry between herself, Sarah Harding, Cheryl, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts, and revealed they used to stay in their own dressing rooms before a gig.
Speaking to Fabulous magazine, she said: ''There was always a distance between us.We all had our own dressing rooms and we'd just meet up to go on stage.''
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Coyle further revealed that the band would go their separate ways after a show and said she always preferred to go home to her own friends.
''A lot of the dancers were my friends from very early on, so I'd be going out and finding the local gay bar, which meant that we distanced ourselves.''
When the band won their first Brit Award in 2009 -, Best British Single for The Promise - Nadine says she didn't want to party with the group.
"What I most enjoyed about that night was going home. I just wanted to be with my friends and have a glass of wine, and I enjoyed doing that way more than any of the rest of it.
''It's never been about the success for me. That has never driven me."
''It was great to be there, and I still have the award sitting in the house, but it doesn't bring me any joy.
''I've never seen it as a sign of achievement or success. So I was there, I went to the parties, but I couldn't wait to get back home.''
Coyle, who joined Girls Aloud in 2002 on reality show Popstars: The Rivals, admits if things were that bad in the band, she would have left.
"I just didn't see them. If it had been toxic or horrendous I don't think I'd have been able to do it. I'd have been like, 'You're all right, I'll find another job, thank you.' ''
Not surprisingly, Coyle didn't stay in touch with the group, ''I don't speak to them. I've not spoken to them in a long, long time. Sarah and I occasionally speak. Very occasionally. She phoned me before she went into 'Celebrity Big Brother' and I was like: 'What are you doing?' I was worried about how they'd portray her. But that's it.''
Asked if she misses them, she added: ''No. They were great colleagues and we worked very well together for a long time. But I have lots of great friends of my own.''