Billy Corgan and singer Jessica Origliasso have parted ways.
Jessica, one half of the Australian band The Veronica’s with her twin sister Lisa, reveals she and Billy have ended their relationship after two years together.
Jessica said, “It’s one of those things. It’s really difficult when you spend so much time apart.”
Jessica collaborated on Billy’s latest album Oceana with his band The Smashing Pumpkins, while Corgan has contributed to the latest Veronica’s album, Life on Mars.
A few Smashing Pumpkins fans took to twitter to bash Jessica, but Billy came to her defense, tweeting, “It seems some among you have construed that there is an issue between me and my ex @Jessicaeronica, some hidden thing.
“I’m taking to Twitter (because I see where she is being attacked here) and I ask that she be respected as a woman I love and admire. Although our relationship has ended, we remain the best of friends and I ask that if you respect me you’ll treat her with the same respect. (sic)”
Billy and Jessica met during a songwriting session together in 2010 and the rocker found dating a twin a little challenging.
Corgan was previously asked by Australia’s Triple M radio if he was ready to marry he explained, “Listen, you gotta take it up with the twins… When you have a relationship with the twin, you have to deal with the other twin and then you’ve got to deal with the twin you’re with.
“The funny thing is they’re both such different people but kind of … One mind. But you kind of get the feeling they wouldn’t hesitate to kill you if you got in their way.”
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