It has been revealed that Keith Flint was in a ‘serious relationship’ of two years with a secret girlfriend before his tragic death.
The Sun reports that the couple met through friends in their Essex village, but that they split weeks ago, although were still in touch.
A source told the paper that Faye, 43, is thought to be “absolutely devastated” and that their relationship ended because she “struggled with the amount of time he was touring”.
The mum-of-three, who owns a dermatology clinic in her Essex hometown, was reportedly “seen in tears” after Keith’s body was discovered.
“Faye just wishes she had known the extent of his unhappiness and mental health issues — she would have done all she could to help.
“But the feeling is that Keith made his mind up to end things weeks ago,” the friend told the publication.
The cause of death is yet to be confirmed by a coroner, after Keith’s bandmates claimed he had “taken his own life” .
Keith was married to DJ Mayumi Kai in 2006 , however according to reports, they are thought to have been separated at the time of his death and has yet to break her silence.
MirrorOnline have contacted Faye Kelbie for comment.
The news comes after a Japanese DJ who shares the same name as Keith Flint’s estranged wife had been forced to deny she’s his spouse.
DJ Mayumi Kai’s Twitter page was flooded with comments after she shared a link to a news story about the Prodigy frontman’s passing.
Unable to speak English, she hired an interpreter to work out what was going on, and realised fans thought she was the Mayumi Kai who was married to Keith.
“Attention all, there has been a big misunderstanding. I am not the DJ Mayumi who is the wife of the late musician Keith Flint,” she clarified on Instagram before going on to say how much she loved Prodigy’s music.