Reclusive ex-ABBA singer AGNETHA FALKSTOG has broken a 20-year silence to complain on British television her marriage to BJORN ULVAEUS fell apart because they had different reactions to fame.

The couple were married for eight years and had two children - LINDA and CHRISTIAN - but divorced in 1979 at the height of the band's popularity.

Agnetha says, "Many female stars with children have probably had a similar experience. You are torn in two - one half is dying to be succeed on the world stage while the other half is a mother who wants to be at home taking care of the children.

Bjorn adds, "Agnetha really did not want to go anywhere. I thought it's necessary, we can't miss this, we must. We'll regret it for the rest of our lives if we don't.

"I thought if we are away for just two or three days, what difference does that make? But it wasn't her view."

15/09/2004 13:17