Chaz Bono‘s non-proposal to partner Jennifer Elia atop the Space Needle on Being Chaz was the couple’s most awkward moment, right? Nope—E! News confirmed that Chaz and Jennifer have decided to break the engagement and break up.
Chaz tweeted about the break-up soon after the news broke, but he didn’t provide many details: Thanks for your concern about our separation. I’m doing fine, and we remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 eachother. Jennifer also tweeted, we’re doing fine. thank you for your concern.
Chaz’s publicist Howard Bragman helpfully added, They leave this relationship 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. Interestingly, up until two days ago Chaz was still referring to Jennifer as “my partner” when a fan asked how much of his book Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man he had written.
It’s a shame because their relationship weathered so much time: They were together since 2005, though some reports say they’ve been dating since 1999. Not to mention Chaz’s sex change a few years ago.