Chaz Bono and his Jennifer Elia, his fiancee, have broken up.
The couple have called off their engagement and “are no longer a couple,” a rep for Bono confirms. Howard Bragman, Chaz’s publicist, said the following:
“Chaz Bono and Jennifer Ella leave this relationship mutually and with great love, respect and affection toward one another. No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time.”
Jennifer Ella and Chaz Bono got engaged earlier this year, but were a couple since 1999, long before he underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a man.
Chaz, who enjoyed a nice run on Dancing With the Stars this fall despite a firestorm of controversy, popped the question on his reality show Being Chaz.
We wish both of them the best in this difficult, emotional time.