British soul singer Joss Stone has split from boyfriend BEAU DOZIER - but insists her busy schedule had nothing to do with it.

Stone, who has been touring America with revered rockers THE Rolling Stones, is adamant distance was not to blame for the break-up, and harbours no hard feelings towards the son of Motown songwriter LAMONT DOZIER.

She says, "I don't believe that anybody's lifestyle and somebody being busy can stop two people from being together if it's right.

"If it's not meant to be, then it's not meant to be.

"Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. But we've parted as friends. He's just the nicest person that walks this earth. He's lovely.

The pair met when Stone was just 16. She subsequently uprooted from her home in South West England to live with him in California.