As we mentioned earlier this week, Paris Hilton was spotted out on the town without her attached-at-the-hip boyfriend, Benji Madden. Instead, Paris bumped into her ex, Stavros Niarchos at a club in Miami Beach.
Well, there's been break-up buzz for a while. And, now, Star is confirming the news that the couple of almost a year have split.
According to an inside source, Paris has dumped Benji, apparently saying he's "too controlling" and that she needed her freedom back.
It seems the breakup took place this Monday. That same night Paris went out and partied with her sister Nicky and Nicky's boyfriend. And on Tuesday night Paris was again seen partying without Benji.
The insider adds, "Paris was fed up with Benji always telling her what to do and bossing her around. She couldn't take his overbearing ways anymore. It was stressing her out. He can be very aggressive and he was just too much trouble."
The source claims that Benji didn't take the breakup well. They say, "He fought for a second chance and asked if they could talk it out but Paris said she was done talking."
The nine month relationship didn't end overnight. The source says "They've had a lot of fights in the past. She felt she couldn't cut loose and party. He doesn't drink and doesn't think she should either. She felt too fenced in."
We're sure Star magazine's allegations that Benji cheated on Paris, two different times, didn't help. But it's ok. We kind of like the single and dating Paris better.
And on a good note, at least she wasn't stupid enough to get pregnant with his baby!
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