Cotton calls it quits with her skater boi

Fearne Cotton has called off her engagement to Jesse Jenkins.

Fearne Cotton has called off her engagement to Jesse Jenkins.

The Radio 1 DJ - who first started dating the US skateboarder in 2006 - split from her on-off boyfriend for good last month after getting engaged last September on Fearne's 29th birthday.

A spokesperson for the 29-year-old star confirmed: "Sadly their relationship came to a mutual end last month. There is no one else involved."

Despite calling time on the relationship, Fearne - who has dated the likes of 'US X Factor' host Steve Jones and The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard in the past - is said to be "very sad" after coming to realise her romance with Jesse wasn't working.

A friend of the couple told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "It just wasn't meant to be. The same problems that were there before were still there and once the ring was on Fearne's finger she realised it wasn't going to last. She's very sad about it but they are going to try to remain friends."

In the past, Fearne - who is best friends with 'This Morning' host and mum-of-two Holly Willoughby - admitted she was hoping to follow in the footsteps of her pal and have a family of her own one day.

She said: "Having a family of my own is really important, more than anything.

"It's about finding a life partner who's your best friend. What's the point of doing great things at work if you don't have someone to share it with?"

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