Jordin SparksÂ andÂ Jason DeruloÂ have split, multiple sources confirm to E! News. Weâ€™re told that their breakup was mutual, but they still care very deeply for each other and will remain in each other lives as friends.
Derulo first confirmed the duoâ€™s romance in January 2012, although the pair was first romantically linked as early as September 2011.
The now former couple was never shy about putting their love on full display, often posing together on the red carpet,Â sharing steamy selfiesÂ on social media and evengushing over each otherÂ during interviews with the press.
The duo most recently attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards together late last month, where the pair coordinated their outfits, rocking all-white ensembles. Sparks also told E! News that she would be going on Deruloâ€™s upcoming Talk Dirty tour and the pair even dished on their ideal date nights.
Last year, the two sparked engagement rumors when the 25-year-old recording artist proposed to Sparks, 24, in the music video for â€œMarry Me,â€ which was inspired by their real-life romance.
â€œIt is about Jordin, actually,â€ the singerÂ told E! NewsÂ of the single at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. â€œAnd itâ€™s talking about how amazing it will be when I get down on one knee and it will be the greatest moment of my life.â€
He added: â€œYou canâ€™t fake anything because true love is true love, and thatâ€™s the basis of our relationship.â€
Nearly one year later, the engagement speculation was still in full swing whenÂ E! News caught upÂ with the â€œWiggleâ€ crooner and asked him if he had any plans to pop the question soon.
â€œWhen the time is right for sure,â€Â the handsome singer revealed, playing coy on an engagement timeline.
The singer also previously praised Sparks forÂ being instrumental throughout his recovery after he broke his vertebrae back in January 2012 and later told E! News that it was after that moment heÂ â€definitelyâ€ knew Jordin was the one.
â€œOf course we have our problems just like anybody else,â€ he admitted to us last month. â€œBut our relationship is a positive one and thatâ€™s good for people to see in todayâ€™s entertainment industry.â€