Country singer Lorrie Morgan says she wanted to marry Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman "probably more than I've ever wanted anything in my life."

But Morgan blamed tabloid newspapers for the demise of her relationship with Aikman about two years ago."You hear something in Dallas or you hear something in Nashville and you're not there to look at each other eye to eye," Morgan said in an interview with "Spotlight With Phyllis George" on TNN: The Nashville Network.

"You call each other on the phone and you hear it, and right away you accuse the other one. And it tore our relationship up," she said.