paula abdul gi Paula Abdul and Jeff Bratton break upAs far as Paula Abdul is concerned, it appears that Jeff Bratton doesn’t have the X Factor. After more 18 months of dating the two are broken up, according to People.

“Paula and I split in November,” Bratton tells the publication. “It was an amicable thing. But between the final months of ‘X Factor’ and my responsibilities with [my record label] Cascine, there was little time for us.” The relationship likely also suffered from the strain of being bi-coastal. Abdul lives in L.A. and Bratton lives in New York.

The two began dating in 2010 after meeting on a flight.

“We’re still close,” Bratton says. “And I’ll always be grateful for the time we shared as a couple.” 

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