Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones announce split

Friday December 30, 2011

Opera star Katherine Jenkins and fiancé Gethin Jones have announced their split after a one year engagement.

On Friday the Welsh singer tweeted: "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"

The pair met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007, Jenkins performed on the show whilst Jones was a contestant, and in January 2011 they announced their engagement.

Following their break-up, Jones also tweeted: "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"

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