Jenkins and Jones announce split
Opera star Katherine Jenkins has revealed that she and her TV presenter fiance Gethin Jones have ended their relationship.
The Welsh singer, who began dating the former Blue Peter host in late 2007, said they were both "beyond broken-hearted" at the decision.
Jenkins and Jones announced the news by each posting statements on Twitter.
Mezzo-soprano Jenkins, 31, from Neath, south Wales, wrote: "Sorry for being quiet of late, it's just that I have some very sad news.
"Geth and I have decided to go our separate ways. We are both beyond broken-hearted. All your hugs and support will be much appreciated."
Cardiff-born Jones, 33, echoed his former fiancee's words in a post to his followers on the social networking site.
He said: "I'm deeply sad to tell you that Kath and I have ended our relationship as a couple. We are both heartbroken."
The pair announced their engagement in February and were expected to wed in 2012.
Earlier this year, Jones had said becoming a husband was "probably going to be the best job I ever have and one I'll want to do the best I can at".
He added: "Family for me is about staying together and hopefully I'll be the best husband possible."