The well known tattoo artist Kat von D and Jessy James have decided to call off their engagement and broke up, shocking everyone in the process. Find out what the two stars declared concerning their decision.

The last couple of weeks have been full of surprises when it comes to celebrity couples. After the shocking news that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are getting divorced, another famous couple, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have also called off their engagement. Now, another seemingly solid couple has decided to go on a similar path.

LA tattoo artist Kat von D and Jesse James, who have been dating since August 2010 and announced their engagement on January 20, 2011 seem to have reconsidered their decision and called off the engagement. People magazine was the first to report the story. Apparently, the two now former lovers have chosen to watch their words closely during this difficult time for them both.

According to the magazine, Jesse James has expressed his sadness and stated that he still has strong feelings for her: "I'm so sad because I really love her," James told PEOPLE exclusively. "The distance between us was just too much."

Kat von D on the other hand, chose to be much more brief and secretive in regards to the reasons for this rather unexpected decision and only confirmed the news via twitter by writing: "I am no longer w Jesse," she writes, "and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that."

Apparently, this breakup will be a very civilized one, especially if we take into account the peaceful comments made by both of the stars, who expressed mutual respect.

However, despite the distance between the two (Jesse lives outside of Austin, Texas while Kat lives in Los Angeles), there are still many speculations that can be made on the topic, especially if Jesse's amorous past is taken into account. Until additional statements are made, however, we can only hope that the two will have time and privacy to come to terms with their new status.

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