Lauren Conrad Beau Kyle Howard Split

Lauren Conrad has a new topic to write about in this week’s edition of her new Forbes Magazine lifestyle column: Singlehood.

After three years of dating, the former Hiller and her beau, Kyle Howard, have called it quits, celebrity snoops tell Us Weekly and E! News. Kyle was one of the stars of the box office comedy Orange County, coincidentally, the same real life California county that Lauren originally hails from. Conrad, 25, and Howard, 33, never shared their romance with reality cameras, but were often photographed together. They even battled engagement rumors earlier this year.

It’s a good thing LC will have an active schedule to keep her mind off of the ex. In addition to her latest gig as a Forbes columnist, Conrad is currently working on launching her third clothing line, Paper Crown. The collection is scheduled to arrive on racks this fall.