Nadine CoyleNadine Coyle reportedly missed joining her Girls Aloud bandmates at the Brit Awards last month because she was buying a restaurant.

Nadine claims she missed the red carpet ceremony because she’d lost her passport but the Mirror is now reporting that the singer was finalising the purchase of a Mexican restaurant in Newport Beach, California.

Nadine and her family already own an Irish bar in Santa Monica and a few residential properties around Los Angeles and she has previously been quoted as saying: “LA is my home now and the UK is where I work. I don’t see the UK as home any more because all my family are in the States.”

She is also said to be in talks with agents in the US to boost her chances of a solo career after the girl group decide to go their separate ways.