“We are both beyond broken hearted”: Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones call off their engagement
Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones are “heart-broken” after calling off their engagement.
The Welsh couple, who have been dating since 2007, have mutually decided to end their relationship.
The classical singer, 31, and TV presenter, 33, both revealed their split with simultaneous announcements on their Twitter pages.
It”s over: Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones, pictured at Royal Ascot in June, have split up after four years together
Devastated Jenkins wrote: “Sorry for being quiet of late, its just that I have some very sad news. Geth & I have decided to go our separate ways.
“We are both beyond broken hearted. All your hugs & support will be much appreciated xxx.”
And her ex-fianc added: “Hi everybody. I”m deeply sad to tell you that Kath and I have ended our relationship as a couple. We are both heart broken… Gx.”
The pair started dating in late 2007 after meeting on the set of Strictly Come Dancing, which Jones was participating in, while Jenkins was a guest performer.
Sad news: Jenkins revealed she had split from Jones on her Twitter page today
Heartbreak: The TV presenter confirmed the split on his Twitter page
The couple, who shared a 4.7million home in Richmond, South West London, announced their engagement in February after the presenter proposed with a 10,000 diamond ring on a boat in Mexico the previous month.
In October, Jenkins told the MailOnline they were struggling to find time in their busy schedules to set a wedding date.
She said: “2012 is such a huge year, we’ve got the Olympics happening, the Queen’s Jubilee, my sister turns 30, there’s so many things happening that it doesn’t leave us with much time.
“We will do it, just not yet. There’s no rush. We will get round it.”
Tennis fans: The couple together at Wimbledon in July
And in interview with the Mail On Sunday”s You magazine a few weeks ago, Jenkins said she was looking forward to starting a family with her handsome boyfriend.
She enthused: “I”d like to have a family of my own – slip away for a bit and do nothing but spend those early years with my children.
“I”d like to think I can come back, but I believe children are a gift and I want to enjoy them some time in the next few years. Gethin does too.”
The couple first met in 2005 when Jenkins appeared on Blue Peter, which Jones presented at the time.
Although he fancied the singer, as she was in an other relationship at the time, Jones kept his distance until fate brought them together again two years later.
Expensive: Jenkins was wearing her 10,000 engagement ring on December 7 when she posed for a Twitter photo with Mark Wright
The presenter recalled earlier this year: “She was with someone else so that was it. There was an attractionfrom my point of view but I’ve never, ever chased a girl that I’ve known has had a boyfriend. It’s not my style.
“When I met her on Blue Peter I thought she was amazing. She was so patient with the film crew and the kids.
“The twist of fate with Strictly was two years later. That was a special night. We met and had a drink after she sang on the show. I thought she was incredibly down to earth. But she had an early start the next day so I thought that was it.”
The couple”s love split comes just a month before Jenkins is set to commence her new tour at Oxford”s New Theatre on January 7.
Showbiz couple: Jenkins performing at the Lytham St Anne Proms in August (left) and Jones with Camilla Dallerup in the 2007 series of Strictly Come Dancing