Chaz Bono is back on the market.
It was a pretty good year for Chaz. He had a decent stint on Dancing with the Stars, made a name for himself in various TV appearances, and even got his own documentary, Being Chaz. Well, the year is ending with a whimper, as Chaz’s rep has confirmed his engagement to Jennifer Elia is no more.
Howard Bragman told TMZ: "They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one another. No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time."
The couple had been dating since 1999, and Chaz proposed to her on his OWN documentary series, Being Chaz.
“I hope you like this,” Chaz says in the series, before giving Jennifer a blue box.
“It’s gorgeous. Thank you so much,” Elia told Bono after getting her giant rock of an engagement ring. “It’s stunning. It’s huge.”
When you propose to someone and they spend the next couple of sentences having a discourse about the ring, it might not be the best sign.
“Heavy sh-t man” Jennifer concluded.
Wait…that’s how she responded? Cursing at him? Okay, I’m not even sure they were engaged to begin with.
CHAZ: Will you marry me?
JENNIFER: Heavy sh-t.
CHAZ: So…is that a--
Elia has stood by Chaz’s side amid his gender transformation as well as public controversy.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Chaz once said: “Our relationship always modeled a heterosexual relationship, emotionally and intellectually. So now it does physically as well.”