Chaz Bono Splits from Girlfriend Jennifer Elia

Chaz confirms they're no longer together, one month after he popped the question

By on December 20th, 2011 11:13 GMT

Chaz Bono and his longtime girlfriend turned fiancée Jennifer Elia are no longer together. Following some reports in the tabloids that he'd grown tired of Jennifer, confirmation comes that the two have called it quits.

Just the other day, The National Enquirer ran a story saying Chaz had decided to ditch Jennifer to the curb to get together with a woman who would be more into playing the fame game than she was.

Not many paid attention to the report because it came from the Enquirer and it has a long history with Chaz and writing defamatory articles about him.

Today, it's Chaz himself who's confirming the news, E! News informs.

“Thanks for your concern about our separation. I'm doing fine, and we remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 each other,” Chaz says.

His rep tells E! that there will be no more statements in the future and that the former couple would appreciate it if the media kept their distance for a while.

“They ask that you respect their privacy at this time,” says the publicist.

No word on what led to the split, especially since it comes no more than a month after Chaz proposed to Jennifer on his OWN reality show in what was dubbed, at the time, the most awkward marriage proposal of all times.

As noted above, there is a lot of speculation that he was the one doing the breaking up, having decided that he can do better than Jennifer and that his newfound fame required a woman willing to bask in the spotlight with him.

“He wanted someone who could ride the wave of success with him but found Jen too much of a downer. Chaz is already on the lookout for someone new and made it clear to Jen. He told her, 'I've tried, but you just aren't right for me. I've got to move on',” an unnamed source told the Enquirer the other day.

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