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Katherine and Gethin announce end of their engagement on Twitter

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Katherine Jenkins and her fiancé, Gethin Jones, have announced that they have split up.The couple took to Twitter to announce the end of their four year relationship and one year engagement. The 31-year-old Welsh mezzo-soprano 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"

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They met on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and the pair hit it off and soon began dating. The opera diva performed on the hit TV show on which Gethin was a contestant.

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After more than three years together, the former Blue Peter presenter proposed to the gorgeous opera singer in January 2011 whilst on holiday in Mexico. The 33-year-old Welsh presenter also used Twitter to confirm the break-up."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"Neither of the two stated reasons for the split.The couple were known for their open displays of affection and declarations of love and so the announcement comes as a surprise to many of the couple's fans.

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