Jessica Simpson and her football star beau Tony Romo split up

Tuesday July 14, 2009

The relationship between US songstress Jessica Simpson and her American football player boyfriend Tony Romo has come to an end. The sportsman decided to break up with the country singer on Thursday last week – the night before her 29th birthday, People reports.

"She is heartbroken," a source told the US publication. "She loves Tony, but it's been difficult lately. He's busy with his career and she's getting ready to shoot her new show. They decided to part ways."

On Friday night, the 29-year-old quarterback was spotted out in Hollywood with 14 friends, but without the birthday girl, fuelling speculation of a split.

For her part, Jessica – who has called Tony the love of her life – appears to be coping well.  After her planned Barbie and Ken-themed birthday party fell through, the Do You Know star wrote on her Twitter page: "barbie party didn't happen, but i turned 29 and feel like i am on top of the world yelling I LOVE GETTING OLDER".

The couple began dating in November 2007, following Jessica's divorce from boy band singer Nick Lachey, with whom she appeared in the MTV reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.

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