Here are the details on Dancing with the Stars contestant Katherine Jenkins and her engagement that ended in December, and her response to talk that she’s dating her dance partner Mark Ballas:
Katherine, a Welsh opera singer, was engaged to British TV presenter Gethin Jones. They began dating in December 2007, after meeting on England’s celebrity ballroom dance show, Strictly Come Dancing.
In February 2011, the couple announced their engagement after Gethin proposed in Mexico.
On December 30, 2011, Katherine wrote on Twitter: ”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.”
Gethin wrote: “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.”
The couple was planning a summer 2012 wedding in Wales.
Katherine has already denied rumors that she’s dating dance partner Mark Ballas. She’s said she’s “still mending” from her split from Gethin.