Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth took to their Twitter pages on Friday to share news of their breakup.
Derek, 24, began dating the 35-year-old American Pie star while competing together on the sixth season of Dancing With The Stars in 2008. On Friday, both posted Twitter statements announcing the split.
“Hi everyone, we wanted you all to know directly from us, that Shannon & I have decided to end our relationship as boyfriend & girlfriend… however, we love and care about eachother very much and will reamin friends and in eachothers lives,” the former couple wrote in nearly nearly identical messages on each of their Twitter pages.
“Thank you everyone for all your sweet words & encouragement – it really means a lot to me! Xoxo,” Shannon later Tweeted.