The couple got engaged last February whilst on holiday in Mexico but had not publicly announced a wedding date. They both announced the news about their break-up at noon today using Twitter.
Katherine said: “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 said: “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 first met when they appeared on an episode of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2007. They were seen as being an ideal couple both coming from Wales and both also used to being involved with the media.
Although Gethin has been involved in a number of tv projects it is Katherine’s busy work schedule that seems to have been keeping the couple apart this year. According to the latest Sunday Times Rich List the singer is worth around £30m and she has had a number of top-selling albums selling around 3m copies to date. She also has a busy performing schedule and is due to start her latest tour (entitled Daydream) in Oxford on the 7th January.
The couple shared a London home worth around £5m and it is unclear whether either will remain in the home. They are thought to have made the decision to part ways over the Christmas holidays when they spent time together and realised that they had been growing apart. Today’s news has been confirmed by Katherine’s management team. Katherine’s mother Susan has spoken from her home in Wales saying: “It is very sad for both of them. It is a difficult tIme and the family will be giving Katherine all the support we can.”
We doubt it will cause too much friction at home but the person he was up against in the final round was girlfriend and fellow Twilight star Kristen Stewart. As well as Kristen Robert beat Kate Middleton, Justin Bieber and comeback queen Britney Spears. The title doesn’t come with a gong but for winning the title Robert gets the chance to donate $25k to the charity of his choice.
He has plenty of things to play with anyway as he was bought 2 rare guitars, a 1959 Fender Jazzmaster and a 1947 K&F Lap Steel, by girlfriend Kristen for Christmas. Robert is something of a musician and is rumoured to be looking to record an album of his own music. As well as playing the guitar and composing he also plays the piano.
His recent award comes as no shock to those who have followed his rise to fame since taking on the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. He was named back in 2010 as being among the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. It is certainly a long way from his first big role playing Cedric Diggory in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire back in 2005.
This year he was said by Vanity Fair in the US to have made $27.5m during 2010 which placed him at Number 15 on the list of Hollywood’s top earners. We could run through the awards that Robert has won for the Twilight films but we fear that this would put a strain on our servers. Let it just be said that there a lot of gongs he has won for the Twilight films which cover everything from Best Actor to Best Kiss and also other titles such as Choice Vampire.