Alfie Boe reportedly enjoyed secret dates with another woman while married – before dedicating a song to his wife Sarah as his shocked lover sat in the audience.
According to The Sun, the West End star, 46, started exchanging messages with the woman, who is said to be a broadcaster 16 years his junior, from December 2018 for five months, until his performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April 2019.
A source told the publication: ‘She was sat in the friends and family section, and when Alfie said he was dedicating The Way You Look Tonight to “someone special” she nudged her pal thinking he meant her.
‘When he paid tribute to Sarah — after claiming for months that he wasn’t happy — and then blocked her that same night, it made her feel worthless.’
The source added of Alfie: ‘Alfie was so charming that she fell for him completely. He even rang her at midnight on New Year’s Eve, which she really appreciated.’
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Alfie Boe for comment.
The claims come after it was reported that Alfie had split from his wife Sarah after 16 years of marriage and is now allegedly looking for women on a celebrity dating app.
Stage star Alfie is said to have told friends his marriage is over after months of difficulties during lockdown.
The singing sensation has denied reports that he has joined the A-list dating app Raya and has been messaging women.
The Les Misérables star married Sarah in 2004 and they share two children, Grace, 12, and Alfred, eight.
The family had been spending lockdown together at their Cotswolds home but he has now been looking for a new romance in London.
The source added that the star wants the split to be amicable for the sake of his two children.
Alfie has sold more than one million albums in the UK and has scored two number one records with Michael Ball.
He has made a number of appearances in West End and Broadway shows and is most celebrated for playing Jean Valjean in the long-running Les Miserables.
Alfie said in a statement to MailOnline: ‘After speculation about my marriage to Sarah ending, I can confirm that we have separated.
‘I have nothing but love and respect for Sarah who’s been an incredible partner and an amazing mother to our two beautiful children and everything is very amicable.’
A number of stars have used the exclusive app Raya to find love, where users have to be approved after submitting an application.
Users have included Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne, Lily Allen, Jack Whitehall, and Kelly Osbourne.
But Alfie denied his involvement in the app, saying: ‘Other parts of the story though are absolute nonsense, I would just kindly ask for respect of our privacy during this time as we work things out and I thank you all for your welcomed support.’