Delta Goodrem has blasted reports suggesting she ended her engagement to former Westlife singer Brian McFadden because of a burgeoning romance, insisting the split was "absolutely mutual".
The stars announced last week (ends03Apr11) that their seven-year relationship has come to an end.
Subsequent reports suggested the Australian singer had grown close to a colleague, but Goodrem has spoken out to dismiss the speculation.
She says, "The split was absolutely mutual. We are still good friends. We talk every day."
Goodrem's representative adds, "We would appreciate it if everyone could respect the couple's time together and not bring up hurtful rumours. This rumour is completely fabricated."