chaz bono jennifer elia gi Chaz Bono, Jennifer Elia call off engagementIt would appear that Chaz Bono, who was recently given much loving support by fiancee Jennifer Elia while he competed on the fall 20011 season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” is single again.

On Monday (Dec. 19), “Access Hollywood” reported that the couple not only called off their engagement, but are no longer together.

“They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection towards one another,” Bono’s publicist Howard Bragman says in a statement to the show. “No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time.”

Soon after, Chaz himself tweeted a message about the split: “Thanks for your concern about our separation. I’m doing fine, and we remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 eachother.”

The couple had been together since 1999 and Elia was a constant presence in Bono’s life as the former daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher underwent gender reassignment.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson