Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson confirm split

Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson Church and Henson announced their engagement in a glossy magazine

Related Stories

Singer and TV talent judge Charlotte Church and her fiance Gavin Henson have broken up after five years together, it has been confirmed.

The couple, who insist no-one else was involved in the split, announced their engagement just six weeks ago.

A statement issued on behalf of them said: "They are trying their hardest to deal with this difficult time for both of them."

Henson is thought to have flown to Spain for a break with friends.

In April, the pair told OK! magazine that Henson flew Church to Cornwall by helicopter before proposing in a restaurant.

The magazine claimed that Henson had secretly bought Church a two-carat heart-shaped diamond engagement ring while they were on holiday in Dubai in January.

At the time, Church said she was "absolutely joyous" and "really emotional".

Referring to the split, the full statement said: "Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson have confirmed reports of their separation and would like to stress that no third party was involved.

"They are trying their hardest to deal with this difficult time for both of them in a way which will minimise the impact on their two young children.

"They fully intend to work together and cooperate in ensuring there is as little disruption as possible to the children's lives."

Former child star Church, 24, recently returned to TV screens as a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber's talent show Over the Rainbow.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories

RSS

Features

  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world


  • Ed Miliband takes a selfie at a Cambridge hairdressersNo more photo ops?

    Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?


  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?


  • Glasgow 2014 quaichs and medalsQuaich guide

    What do the Scottish gifts given to Games medallists symbolise?


  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.