Sad news today … US Weekly is “exclusively” reporting that the lovefest between Paula Abdul and her restaurateur boyfriend J.T. Torregiani has come to an end — which comes exactly one week after E! reported the split. HMMM, I somehow missed this info the first time around but according to date stamps on these reports, E! had the story last Friday. In any event, the couple have called it quits …. they’re dunzo, y’all:
From E!: Paula Abdul is back on the market. Abdul’s publicist, Jeffrey Ballard, confirms exclusively to E! News that Abdul and her boyfriend, restauranteur J.T. Torregiani, have been not together for at least two months. “They broke up months ago,” Ballard says, adding that the couple, who moved in together last year, are no longer cohabitating. E! News has learned that J.T. is now living with a friend in the Hollywood Hills … Torregiani is one of the partners of the Dolce Group, a restaurant and nightclub enterprise, which includes Los Angeles hot spots Les Deux, Geisha House, Bella, Ketchup and Dolce. They were last spotted together celebrating Torregiani’s birthday at Beso restaurant in Hollywood on May 19. According to Abdul’s publicist, the couple still remain on good terms. They “still are friendly, though,” Ballard tells E! News. But apparently someone hasn’t gotten the memo from Paula’s publicist. When contacted for comment, a rep for Torregiani insisted they are still dating.
HMMM, this is basically the same statement Paula‘s publicist that US Weekly is reporting this week that E! reported last week … and still no confirmation from Torregiani‘s publicist that the couple have split. I’m gonna go with they’re prolly over and dunzo and leave it at that. It’s kind of a bummer for Paula … she had snagged herself a hot, younger dude to make babies with and now … nothing. Maybe he was a cold hearted snake? Perhaps opposites don’t attract? Whatever the case may be, I hope she is able to find happiness again soon. As much as I like to give her a hard time, I do <3 Paula Abdul and I’d like to see her happy … since I’ve given up on seeing her sane.