James, the former husband of Sandra Bullock, and LA Ink star Von D have confirmed that they have called off their seven-month engagement.
Writing on her Twitter account, tattooist Von D said: "I am no longer w Jesse, and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that (sic)."
James confirmed the split to People magazine, saying that the "distance between them" became too much.
"I'm so sad because I really love her," he added.
James and Von D began dating in 2010 following a long friendship. They announced their engagement in January 2011 and were thought to be planning a wedding later this summer.
Rumours that the pair's relationship was on the rocks surfaced last month, although both James and Von D dismissed the speculation at the time, with James saying: "Everything is on track. I am absolutely more in love today than I was a year ago. She's the one for me. That [wedding] day can't come soon enough!"
James was divorced from Oscar-winning actress Bullock in 2010.
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