His Eurovision winning song tells the story of a broken heart and spending all the love you’ve saved.
But it seems Duncan Laurence‘s latest relationship ended on better terms than the one that inspired “Arcade”.
That’s because in a candid interview with Grazia, Laurence has revealed things are still amicable with his now ex-boyfriend Gerco Derksen:
“We have parted in good harmony. We are still good friends, we meet regularly.”
Laurence says he’s “pleased” about that as the couple had shared so many “special moments together”.
Duncan’s ex Gerco was with the “Arcade” hitmaker in Tel Aviv, but kept a low profile.
And while Eurovision 2019 will hold many happy memories for Duncan, he also thinks it hastened the breakup:
“Eurovision and everything around it has turned my life upside down, but I will not say that it was the cause of our break, but I think it has accelerated things.”
Ultimately, says Laurence, the couple realised they saw each other more as friends than lovers:
“The bottom line is that we saw each other more as friends than as loved ones. At some point you have to be honest about that. We then said to each other: “It doesn’t work anymore.”
Duncan had shared news of the breakup on August 21 through Twitter to his 25k followers:
Im okay, no one died, it just that sometimes love is unexpected.. but its okay this way, i promise. we’re still friends. ??
— dunclaurence (@dunclaurence) August 21, 2019
But the Grazia interview is the first time he’s opened up about the reasons behind the breakup.
Fans have since inundated Duncan with relationship requests, ranging from providing their phone number to full-on marriage proposals.
Unfortunately for fans, Duncan insists he needs to meet “face-to-face”:
“I am someone who is very down to earth . If I meet someone, it must be in real life, face to face, and then it happens to you. I’m not going to look it up. If it happens then it happens.”
While that may be disappointing for fans, they may be happy to find out that new music is finally on the way:
Just saying. I’m listening to my new single as I tweet this. #thewaitisalmostover
— dunclaurence (@dunclaurence) September 12, 2019
On September 12, the star tweeted his followers to say that he was listening to his new single.
Are you excited for new music from Duncan? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Grazia, NL
Photo Credit: Paul Bellaart, Agnes Tonkes