Splitsville for Paris and Benji
Days after Paris was "all over" her ex Stavros Niarchos, the heiress dropped the Good Charlotte rocker like a bad habit, telling him he was "too controlling" and that she needed her freedom back, a source tells Star exclusively.
Shortly after their breakup, which took place on Nov. 17, Paris let her hair down at Villa nightclub, where she partied with her sister, Nicky, and Nicky's boyfriend David Katzenberg. The following night she was also without Benji when she hit the hot spot Apple Paris.
"Paris was fed up with Benji always telling her what to do and bossing her around," says the insider. "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."
Benji didn't take the breakup well, says the source. "He fought for a second chance and asked if they could talk it out but Paris said she was done talking," reveals the insider.
The demise of Paris and Benji's relationship, after nine months of dating, didn't happen overnight. "They've had "a lot of fights in the past," says the source. The nail in the coffin was a showdown over Paris' flirty night out with her ex-boyfriend Stavros on Saturday.
"Benji didn't like it that she spent the evening with Stavros," says the source. "He blew up and Paris felt victimized. He gave her a lot of grief about that."
They bottom line is that they were just different people. "She felt she couldn't cut loose and party," says the source. "He doesn't drink and doesn't think she should either. She felt too fenced in."
Not helping were Star's reports that Benji cheated on Paris on two separate occasions — once with a woman who looked like his ex-fiancée, Sophie Monk, and another time with a groupie. Benji denied the cheating allegations.
While Paris and Benji are now finito, it probably won't be the last time they come face to face. After all, his brother Joel lives with Paris' Simple Life costar and longtime friend Nicole Richie.