Chaz Bono is "doing fine" since calling off his engagement to fiancee Jennifer Elia.

The 42-year-old star - who was born a woman named Chastity and began gender reassignment surgery around three years ago - explained although the pair have called time on their 12-year relationship, they remain on "good terms".

Writing a message to fans on his twitter page, Chaz said: "Thanks for your concern about our separation. I'm doing fine, and we remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 each other. (sic)"

Chaz - the son of 'Believe' hitmaker Cher and her late ex-husband Sonny Bono - had intended to marry his long-time love Jennifer within the next year, but admitted the couple had "put things on hold".

He recently explained: "We've been engaged actually for two years and have kind of had to put things on hold a little bit.

"I would say within a year, definitely. Not to make excuses, but we went through a lot. I transitioned. She went to grad school. Then, you know, we were making the film. And I wrote the book.

"It was a lot. Now I feel like once this is over, we can sit down and plan a wedding."