Sugababe Heidi Range and fianc Dave Berry call off their engagement as they announce “amicable” split
They were considered one of the industry”s strongest couples and were expected to marry this winter.
But today, Sugababe Heidi Range and her radio and TV presenter fianc Dave Berry announced they had split up after eight years together.
The pop star, 28, took to her Twitter page to break the news and wrote: “Very sadly, after eight years together, myself and Dave decided to separate a few months ago.
Split: Dave Berry and Sugababe Heidi Range, seen here the last time they were pictured together in July, announced today they had called off their engagement
“I wish him nothing but the best in life x”
A spokesperson for Berry, 33, issued as statement and said: “Dave Berry announced today that his engagement to partner Heidi Range has been broken off.
“Mr Berry announced the news today although the couple agreed to separate in the Autumn.
Announcement: Heidi took to her Twitter page to break the news
“The split is amicable and no third parties are involved and he will make no further statement on the issue.”
Unlike his ex-fiancee, Berry didn”t say anything on his Twitter page and instead wrote about going to Nandos with his radio colleagues.
Berry and Range met in 2003 and on New Year”s Eve 2009, Berry proposed while the couple were on holiday in India.
Good looking couple: Heidi and Dave looked sexy and very happy together as they arrived at the National Television Awards in January
They told OK! Magazine that they were planning a wedding in London in October 2011 with Heidi adding that she already had her eye on a designer dress.
She told the magazine: “I haven’t tried any yet but when I did a gig in Barbados with the Sugababes, Vera Wang’sdaughter came up to me and said, “My mum was at the gig and she’d love to make you a wedding dress”. I nearly passed out, I’ve always dreamt ofa Vera Wang wedding dress!”
In May this year, Berry said he loved living with his future bride, adding: “She”s amazing. She makes the house smell nice with all her lotions and potions.
New project: Dave will replace Johnny Vaughan to co-host the Capital FM breakfast show with Lisa Snowdon from January 2012
“But it”s good having time apart, too – nothing adds longevity to a relationship like a European tour, that”s what I always say.”
No reason was given for the split and fans of the pair took to their Twitter page in their hundreds to pass on the news of their separation.
Both have exciting new projects to help them move forward and keep them busy over the next few months.
Heidi is currently training as one of the contestants of the next series of Dancing on Ice and then getting ready to promote the new Sugababes album next spring, while Berry will be preparing for some early starts when he takes over from Johnny Vaughan on the Capital FM weekday breakfast show.
New album: Heidi and her fellow Sugababes Jade Ewen and Amelle Berrabah on stage last summer