There is no easy to way to say this so I’m just going to say it. David and I are no longer together. I’ve been dreading the moment when I would have to share this news with my friends and then with the world because saying it “out loud” makes it really real. For the past few weeks, I’ve been agonizingly trying to deal with the split and have been doing my best to occupy my mind and time with distractions. Work has been helpful, running has been helpful, travel has been helpful and the fierce and loving support of a small group of friends in the know have been integral to my survival. At this point, I’m not really ready to get into specifics and I’m really not ready to answer questions publicly. I will say that the decision to end our almost 7 year relationship was not mutual and there are NO third parties involved. I’ve been doing my best to endure but it has not been easy. I know I’ve been a bit M.I.A. on the blog in recent weeks but thankfully, Shannon has been an absolute life saver. I can’t thank her enough. I can’t thank any of my friends enough for their amazing love and support. I don’t really know what else to say right now … I just need to get this information “out there” so that I can get thru the initial “OMG” “WHAT HAPPENED?” stuff from everyone as quickly as possible. I’m certain I’ll be able to share more information here and there at some point because I’ve always shared many personal aspects of my life here on the blog … but I’m nowhere near that point yet. My only request is that folks don’t ask me questions about this break-up right now. Believe me, I understand the desire to know as many deets as possible — I’d want to know, trust me — but this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to endure in my life and it’s a daily struggle just to get thru the day without falling apart right now.

I plan on doing as much work as possible because, as I mentioned above, work has been a very good distraction for me … but my M.I.A.ness may yet occur. I don’t plan on making any reference to this break-up news in any future posts, at least for some time. I hope you’ll indulge my attempts to get lost in the frivolity of gossip fun as I move forward. So … I guess that’s that for now. David and I are dunzo (insert awkward smile here) … and now I soldier on as best I can.

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  • Brandyjk

    Oh no, I am so sad for you and so sorry you’re hurting. You’ve always been a doll Trent, and I don’t feel any desire to hear the details, truly. I hope that time and work and running help you get through this heartbreak. Also, I concur, Shannon has been great, she’s wonderful! I hope some cray-cray scandal breaks in the celeb world to help you take your mind off your hurting heart.

  • Shannon

    <3 <3 <3

  • ClaireMichelle

    Sending so much love your way, Trent!! I agree with Brandyjk, hopefully some huge news hits for you to throw yourself into. I definitely don’t feel like you owe us an explanation. Break ups suck no matter what.

  • KiTX

    I’m so sorry to hear this- lots of long-distance hugs to you, Trent. Keep doing whatever gets you through this rough time, and know that you’ve got a ton of support in this fantastic community that you’ve built. I’ll hope for a couple of really juicy celeb scandals to keep you occupied. Maybe this is just the time for Jennifer Aniston to ACTUALLY be pregnant instead of gestating an alleged baby for 7 years! xoxo

  • Tia

    Trent, I’ve been reading your blog for years. You’ve been an inspiration in a lot of ways for me. So reading this made me ache like I would for someone I “know” in real life.

    Sorry to hear about you and David. Praying for your heart.

  • day_nah

    I feel like a caller to a radio show here…….LONG time reader (pre-David), first time commenter. Reading this post broke my heart. I just had to say how much my heart goes out to you! Hoping you find ways to stay occupied and immerse your heart in other things! Lots of cyber hugs being sent your way!

    • overit

      couldn’t have written it better – long time fan and reader, pre and post, from la to italy, you make any day brighter! you’ve made an impression on all of us, not just with your hilarity, but with your heart as well. broken hearts heal with time, but in the meantime just remember how spectacularly possible love is, in all forms, from all people, best friends and cupcakes too! all my best to you, you’ve got thoughts and love from around the world thinking of you, knowing you’ll find your path no matter what it is!!!

    • Kara

      Me three! Hard to believe I’ve been reading that long… so sorry to hear about this, Trent, and I hope you can begin to heal soon! Breakups are the absolute worst. Hugs!

    • Liz

      Me 4! I’ve been reading your blog for years and I can’t tell you how much this hurt me to read. I am glad to hear you have a lot of support around you, but also know that you’ve got a ton of support here in the ethersphere. We’re all pulling for you!

  • TheFabFour

    How devastating Trent -.- ! That sucks and I hope it wasn’t something completely unexpected and out of the blue. You don’t deserve that!!

    And yes, agreed, Brandjyk — we love to hear the nitty gritty details of our dear celebs, but Trent, don’t feel obligated to spill everything about what’s going on with you! Only if it somehow conspired to be a type of “therapy” or “catharsis” for you or something.

    Can I say that one thing that got me from a breakup is just investing time into getting ready? It seems a little counter intuitive (you feel like shit, so you just automatically want to look like shit!), but taking a long shower, taking time to do my hair/makeup done, picking an outfit before going out to my day? Not only was it a nice distraction but it also boosted my self-esteem. It secretly gave me a, “So what if I’m single. At least I look good” attitude.

    All in all, just know that we are here for you, ready to listen and pass around the coolers and Boyz 2 Men youtube links

  • Natalie

    Sending so, so much love to you, Trent. Know that you’ve got endless amounts of support from myself and your other long-time readers.

  • fab4runner

    So sorry to hear this news, Trent. I am glad you have a great group of loving friends to support you.

  • Lea

    I’m so, so sorry… :(

  • Samantha Estey

    I’m so so sorry! HUGS!!!!

  • Mecole

    I’m sorry Trent! Sending you all my positive thoughts and wishes.

  • Sam
    • Sam

      love to you

  • Tim Van Engelenhoven Breure

    All the best.. and take it easy. Hugs from the Netherlands… T

  • LiQue

    not a thing any of us say hear, will make it better, but know trent that around the world people are giving and sending all their love to you, i’m writing this from Honduras myself, i love this site and have been an occasional poster and your adventures amuse me in some kind of way. it’s sad that this love story ended, but know this: we are here to support you. Lots of love.

    • muchacha

      Would have said the exact same thing, except insert “Canada” for “Honduras”.

    • helen

      Insert “Mexico”. Sending all my possitive thoughts and energy to you and sincerely wishing you find your balance and a way to happiness real soon.

  • avatar

    Yeesh, I’m so sorry you’re hurting. There’s no easy way through but I’m glad you have all the support you do (both realtime and virtual!), and through it you shall get. Many hugs.

  • AwesomeMargie

    I’m so sorry, Trent. Many, many hugs to you.

  • Angie

    Hugs. :(

  • Grace


  • Mere

    I am so, so sorry. Breakups are tough. So many things to say and not one will make it better.

  • Aleen

    sincerely hope things turns out to be for the better.
    all my love to you

  • dclover

    Sending you so much love, Trent. I’m so so sorry. I like celeb break up gossip as much as the next person, but in this case I feel like it would be too much of an intrusion into your personal space. We love you because you give so much of yourself when you don’t have to. But everything has its limits so please don’t feel like you owe us, your readers, an explanation unless like someone else said, it helps YOU. Because YOU is what is important here. :) Just know that your longtime readers/fans/virtual friends love you.

  • bleedingEars

    Trent,…. yeah it totally sucks and is going to suck for a long ass time. You hang in there. Run. Drink. Cry. Run some more. Drink some more. Cry some more. Then open yourself up to love again.

  • Meghan

    Oh Trent, I’m so so sorry :( We love you and you are in our thoughts! It will get better in time…….

  • Shannon

    Trent, I rarely comment but I do read your blog every day. I am heartbroken to hear this news. I hope you find strength in whatever way you can during this difficult time. Thanks for letting us know. We will all be here for you no matter what!

  • xokimmy

    love and support your way!
    i too recently went through a breakup with my long-term boyfriend and it is the hardest thing i’ve had to go through. i am just now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    i will say that this blog is an amazing distraction to get out of my head and stop being an overthinker.
    my heart feels for you.

  • Liz

    Trent, all I am going to say is we love you.

  • krib

    Sorry to hear you are going through this hard time, Trent! May your heart heal…

  • Chacha

    What a sad news :(…thank God you have loving friends around you during these hard times. As they say, it may take a while but time heals all wounds. On ne peut jamais tourner une page de sa vie sans que s’y accroche une certaine nostalgie…alors prends tout ton temps et courage mon Trent!! :)

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  • Christy

    So very sorry! I know that nothing we say will make it better and everything we could say will sound cliche.

    All I can say is that you need to know that you are loved by all of us who read you everyday! I hope that you find the strength you need to move forward. Each day will get better (cliche, I know!).

    Thank you for always sharing your life with us and know that we all love you and are here to support you however we can!

  • Jenny

    I am so sorry, my heart aches for you Trent.

  • Brent

    Trent I am so sorry to hear this. I am so glad that I found this blog many moons ago and read it first thing when I get to the office and all day throughout. From reading this blog I have learned a lot and a lot about you. You are very sensible, have a great sense of humor, and I can tell you are a very warm-hearted and creative individual. I hate that this has happened to you and am sending you warm hugs from Chicago. (On a side note I wanted to tell you I was talking with my friend last night about your blog when we were watching all the Twilight movies and he told me he actually got to meet you once in NY I think it was, his name is Miguel) I wish nothing but the best for you and thank you once again for this wonderful blog.

  • Chelle

    Love you, Trent. One minute, one hour, one day at a time.

    And thanks to Shannon for keeping things rolling!

  • Heather



    Sending you lots of love.

  • Beth

    Long-time reader here too. Trent, I’m so sorry. I hate to see you down… you’re usually one of the brightest spots in my day. I know how painful non-mutual break-ups can be (especially in the case of such a long-term relationship), so my heart hurts for you. There aren’t enough platitudes to make everything better, but I know from experience, that you will move on and you will be stronger for it

  • fmx

    Hi, you may not see it now but when one door closes another door opens. You sound like a very proactive and sociable man so you probably have alot more waiting around the corner for you. If travel and running makes you happy then don’t stop there!

  • mkarloff

    (((hugs))) So sorry Trent. All of your online community is here to support you. We all love you.

  • Silly

    I’m sorry for your pain. Heartbreak is brutal, but also universal. You are not alone and I know all of your readers (myself included) are honored that you shared this part of you.

    Don’t forget what Hemingway said… we are strongest at our broken places.

  • Krissy

    Trent, as a long time reader I want you to know that so many people support you! Many HUGS to you!

  • ES

    This long time follower is sending her love.

  • Serena

    Oh my goodness Trent. I am so very sorry . I started to tear up the minute i read the first line. No words i can say will make it better. But as cliche as this sounds, time does heal all wounds. Please take good care of yourself. We all know how much you have enjoyed running. Put your earplugs in and run your heart out! It will help. It always does. I have been a huge fan of your blog for years, and i adore you to pieces! I am sending positive vibes and lots and lots of love from Vancouver, Canada. xoxo
    PS – To quote the late great Marilyn Monroe…”Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together”

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  • dc

    I’m so sorry for you, Trent. Your blog was one of the daily distractions I used to help pull me through my break-up on days when I felt like I couldn’t even get out of bed. I wish we as readers could reciprocate some of what you give to us through this blog. Genuinely thinking of you through this time.

  • MM

    So sorry to hear this news Trent. I’ve been there and it’s never easy. At the time, friends, family, work and music are what carried me through (Especially Fiona Apple!).

    I hope you know what a special person you are and I have complete faith that you will get through this difficult time and find happiness on the other side.

    Sending love and hugs your way!


    • Brandyjk


      Fiona Apple was my catharsis through divorce – good recommendation!

  • JL

    I’m so very sorry.

  • Stacic

    I know (from the comments) when I say that your blog has helped me through a couple of break ups, I am not alone. It was sometimes the only thing that made me smile or distracted me on the worst days. These things are so hard because you’re suddenly put in a position of replanning the entire course of your life without someone that was once an integral part of your plans and that is on top of the daily struggles and aches of missing them. It’s awful and you’re forced to live it almost publicly because of the very thing that has allowed us to connect to you. Every way I try to say this sounds cliche but I wish the best for you and that this doesn’t keep you down for long.

    Oh and when you’re ready, my friend Patrick is the most amazing individual in the world… ;)

  • Diana

    Longtime reader here. Before David as well. Trent, as many others have stated, you do not owe anybody an explanation and this post has been more than enough information about your personal life. No need to keep on ‘splaining.

    All I can say is, break-ups majorly suck. I think every sensible human being on this Earth has felt (at least once in their lives) the immense pain of a relationship ending. We all know you’re hurting right now, but please take some comfort in knowing that TIME heals all. Surround yourself with friends and family that love you and you will be well on your way to feeling like yourself again. :)

    And as cliche as it sounds: everything happens for a reason. We all learn and take something from everyone we meet and although you’re hurting right now, one day you’ll look back and you’ll appreciate the good times that were had but you’ll look forward to the better times even more. :)

  • Juneh

    Oh my.. Wish you both the best of luck and lots of hugs! xxx

  • courtney

    i’m so sorry trent. no pressure to share deets at all, ever. just do what you need to do to heal.

  • Ann

    I’m so sorry.
    I wish you all the best. Hang in there!

  • Cesar

    Keep your head up high Trent! xoxoxo

  • Peeks

    Trent, this is terrible news, and I want to send lots and lots of love through the keyboard. I believe in you, and I believe that you will get through this. xo

  • Marie

    Longtime reader, infrequent commenter sending lots of love your way. Hang in there.

  • Camille

    I wish you all the best Trent! I’m sure you’ll find enough strength to go through this rough time of your life.

  • eiBeauty

    Oh my darling; your life and heart are now redirecting itself towards infinite possibilities and this takes time so take as much time as you need until you are back on your toes and laughing at the absurdity of it all. You obviously bring so much light and love to your global audience so it only seems right that we send some back to you when you need it.
    Unfortunately, love never gets easier the older you get because we need to remain vulnerable to one another for real trust and love to grow. But don’t let that stop you from grabbing it by the horns and enjoying the ride! Nothings better than when you love and are loved back in return (Moulin Rouge ref here :)).
    We are waiting for you to spread your wings after licking your wounds With love, from Dubai xxx

  • Kayla

    So sorry Trent.

  • Whitney75


    You are loved by so many and it breaks all of our hearts to hear what happened. But it’s a personal matter that doesn’t need to be further discussed on here. You have your right to privacy , just like all of us do. Your fans will be here for you and embracing all the entertainment gossip you have to throw at us each and every day.
    Love and Peace

  • Aimee

    Much love to you, Trent.

  • Joanna

    OH NO and you guys were all set to get married and everything. I know how hard it is to end a relationship with someone you really care about. It happened to one of my best friends but with her it came out of nowhere. She was devastated for months. It’s been about a year since then and she has been able to throw herself into her work and makes sure she spends as much time as possible with the friends and family that matter most. You have a very supportive network of about a million friends and family and right now they are what matter most. I just hope that with time you can look back on the relationship fondly and harbor no hard feelings. Even though it’s hard, soldering on with work and running etc. is th best thing right now. Good luck and again I’m sorry things didn’t work out like you planned.

  • miguel

    Hang in there Trent! Break ups are always difficult, but focus on what you have, and things will look up. :)

  • karen

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Trent. It’s so sad!! You definitely do not have to tell us any of the details! The only important thing is that you’re going through a really big and painful change. Lots of us have been following your blog since before your relationship, so we saw it develop and how happy you were. So we know this is big. Maybe we can remind you that you’ll make it through this, and that you never know what wonderful things are coming in your future — we’ve seen evidence of that over the years! At the very least, we can help distract you. Keep up with the running, time with friends, concerts…all the things that make you feel good in the midst of sadness. Healing will happen.

  • Serenity

    I notice that somebody liked this on Facebook. Inappropriate use of the “Like” function, people!

    That said, I’ll hold a good thought for you, Trent. I don’t think breakups are ever easy, especially when they’re not mutual, and doubly-especially so when you’ve been together for seven years.

    • kendra

      Well..To be fair, I think people “Like” sad or upsetting updates as a way to support..I’ve never done it, but I kind of get it..

    • Serenity

      Kendra, well, they shouldn’t. I wish tone carried better across the internet, because I’m not saying that in a maternal tone of doom and disapproval, but as a reminder that people need to think. Just take the five seconds to type out sorry or something.

  • aeb

    lots of love to you trent. i’m sorry to read this. reading your posts, i feel like you’ve grown so much in the past few months – it’s hard to make lemonade out of this, but if anyone can it will be you!

  • Meg

    Much love to you Trent.

  • LukeBoston

    Sorry to hear that dude. I know break-ups are hard.
    I’ve had a few and been single for about 8 years. Relationships are hard, and even harder when your gay (I wont list out the reasons here). The good news is that the old adage that says it takes half the time you were together to get over someone is not true. It’s less than that. Your smart and attractive. Enjoy the time you have to be yourself and explore your wild oats again.

  • Kstewa

    Only love for you, Trent. Take care of yourself and hang in there.

  • Jennifer Wilson

    trent I’m keeping you in my thoughts and heart. because you share your life with us i feel like I’m part of your world even though we’ve never met- so i feel like two dear friends just broke up. I’m so very sorry for both of you. xx

  • Lizzy

    So sorry, Trent. Much love to you!

  • msjwhittz

    Sending lots of good vibes your way. Take the time you need to heal.
    “The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong in the broken places” Hemingway

  • Kate

    Oh Trent, I am so sorry. You are loved. If you’re going through hell, keep going.

  • mandylala

    My thoughts are with you, Trent. I know how hard it is. xoxo

  • Natalea

    Sending love to you!

  • Mabel

    Feel better, Trent. Only time will heal. :(

  • Veronica

    I’m so sorry to hear about your sad news, Trent. It will be hard, but I know that you can get through this difficult time. You are amazing!

  • Brittany

    Trent I am really sorry to hear this. Just know that your readers are here for you and love you! *hugs*

  • Kiki
    • Kiki

      (Weird, don’t know what happened to my post. I’ll try again!)

      I know it sucks feeling like your heart is going to drop to your stomach and then fall out of your butt. But look at all the people you have here sending you LOVE! You determine your own worth and what you deserve. You deserve to be happy and we want you to get back there ASAP!

  • Jennifer

    Dear Trent,

    Long time reader, first time commenter. Reading your blog, and especially the little peeks into your life, has helped me through several rough times. I always want to know “what Trent is up to.” I can only hope that the comments of myself and other readers give you a little comfort.

  • Katie

    Trent, you don’t know me, but I feel like I know you, having been a fan of your site for so long. My sister recommended your blog once upon a time, and we bond over how awesome you are. I am so, so sorry to hear about your difficult time. Sending some prayers and healing your way.

  • GA

    There’s nothing anyone can say that will make you feel any better but i’m sending positive thoughts and virtual hugs your way. Althought we have never met, you have introduced me (and all other readers) into your life and we appreciate that. I honestly don’t need to know details about what happened with you two but just want to know that you are ok! Take all the time you need, Shannon is holding down the fort with her awesome posts.

  • Addygal

    Trent, I have been reading your blog forever. You have no idea the rough times your blog has seen me through. I am so sorry to hear about this and am sending you lots of love, warm thoughts and prayers.

  • Pink fan

    Sorry to hear the news. I like that you did not disclose any of the details, we do not need to know any more, and that would not be fair to David. So, here’s wishing you and David the best in going your seperate ways.

    I know it must be hard, but I hope you soon find the place where you can cherish the years you spent together in happiness.

  • NSJ

    Breathe in, breathe out.
    Step one, step two.
    Eat, sleep, dream.

    Then lather, rinse, repeat.

    Soon the days won’t be constantly uphill. Before you know it, you’ll be on level ground. Soon you’ll be able to think of the good times without being racked by pain. Namaste, friend.

    Also, I can finally say: David’s stupid pop up pantry was WAY OVERPRICED and the portions were obvs meant for GNOMES.

  • MissAnne

    Trent – I am so sorry to hear your news. I literally gasped while reading it. Sending you love and many many hugs from Texas! I pray that the love of your family, friends, and loyal readers gets you through this difficult time.

  • Bekah

    I am so sorry for your loss, Trent. Sending so much love your way!

  • M3i

    Hi Trent, I’m so sorry to hear this. As a loyal PITNB reader for over 7 years (this will be my first comment ever on your blog), I am sending nothing but good vibes your way. Stay strong, you will get through this.

  • Louise

    I have been here with you for a long time–enjoying your observations and your adventures. And now I am here feeling your pain. I hope an imaginary hug from a stranger will help a little.

  • J W

    Hi Trent,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your breakup. I have loved your blog for years and think you seem like an amazing person. As hard as it is to imagine, This Too Shall Pass. Sending good thoughts your way!

  • rachel

    trent, i’m deeply sorry for your loss… i keep typing and deleting – everything sounds trivial. this is all i’ve got: do the things you love, as often as possible, and find a place to volunteer some of your time. huge hugs to you from pdx.

  • Sam

    Living through tough times like this is always so hard, but through years of reading your blog, I’ve come to know that you are a strong, smart and resilient person. Trent, you will evolve from this situation and come out an even stronger person. Just know that there a so many people out there supporting you and hoping you will get through this struggle (and you will!!).

    Hugs, kisses and lurve from Canada

  • Reem

    I don’t know if commenting will help, but if it eases your pain just a bit then I feel obliged to. Know that you have provided an escape from me when I needed it, and I truly feel like a part of your circle of friends that you blog about often. I love you Trent, may you and David both find your soul mates xx

  • Colette

    Long time reader and lurker. Sorry for this… but will most certainly honor your wishes for gossipy fun. Hugs!

  • Karolina

    On no Trent! It made me really sad to read your news:( I have followed you for I guess more then 7 years since it was before David. I have loved your blog for all these years and always felt that you report on things in a very humain way. You seem to have such a big heart and it truly saddens me that you’re heart is breaking. You have a lot of devoted readers that cares about you and are thinking about you during this difficult time. Sending you a big hug all the way from Sweden. Time will heal. Love

  • Ria

    So, so sorry to hear this. I wish you nothing but a speedy recovery and a lifetime of happiness. You’ll emerge stronger and wiser from this experience.

  • tessa

    Trent – I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Like so many other PITNBers I feel like you are a big part of my everyday life and so I feel like this news is coming from a close friend. Sending you love, strength, peace and healing. xo

  • Jenna

    Oh Trent, I’m so sorry. This breaks my heart! Stay strong and keep smiling, you have so many people that love you

  • kelly

    hi trent, when i read this my hand flew up and clamped over my mouth and i literally gasped. you will get through this. take whatever time you need and lean on that awesome network of friends you have around you. this quote comes to mind, and i know with your good heart and determination, it holds especially true:

    “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus

  • Samantha

    This post just broke my hear. I feel like I know both of you, and it just makes me so sad. I truly feel for you, Trent. I know it seems unimaginable right now, but things will get better!

  • tabitha.

    I’m so sorry, Trent :(

    I know that all of the love here won’t take away the pain, but I hope it makes it just a touch easier to bear.

  • laurenl

    Trent: I, like many of your readers here, want nothing but the best for you and your wonderful beautiful soul. You have a light that should not be diminished and I know that it will get better. Hang in there, and know that you are a super star in my eyes! One day I’ll be a PITNB reader that you see out and about in the world, and I’ll get to put a voice to the words that I’ve read every day for countless years, pre-LA, pre all of this. The future holds many fabulous things! Good luck in Hawaii at your marathon! You have a huge fan base out there, just keep being yourself!

  • Siobhan

    I am so sorry Trent. Sending much love your way

  • Kayla

    I know my comment is not needed after the immense love that has already been left for you but here it comes anyways.

    I am a long time reader (pre-David) like many others here. Again like many others, I rarely take the time to comment. But I just want you to know how much support you truly have coming your way. It is amazing how the immensely personal posts that you share, the good ones and the bad ones, always bring all of us to comment. You have created something amazing here on this site and you have caused many people who have never met you to consider you a friend. I thank you for that. Although I don’t post often, I do read every single day and I cannot imagine my day without this site.

    Know that all of our hearts are hurting for our friend today, and that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • karen

    well that just sucks. time helps, here’s to time flying by for you.

  • KJ

    Sending positive vibes your way. You have always been a very independent fellow, and I believe that will serve you well now. Feelin’ for ya, buddy.

  • marissa

    Hi Trent, so sorry this happened. Sending you lots of luv. After reading your blog for several years I can see that your friends will rally and pull you out of this.

  • Cat

    Sending you good thoughts……

  • Mish

    When I read this I had to check to make sure it wasn’t April Fool’s.

    I totally feel for you. I too feel like I’ve known you forever and it breaks my heart that you’re going through this. My fiancé broke off our engagement almost two years ago now and I was in a low, low place for a long time. I actually had to move away to find myself again and actually get through it with the help of my family and friends.

    My thoughts are with you.

  • Anne

    Sending lots of love your way Trent!!! Like many readers, I feel like this has happened to a good friend. Please know that you are in our thoughts. xoxo

  • melissa

    Oh I’m so sorry, I’m going through a similar situation (though we were only together 4 years) and it is agonizing and THE WORST to have to tell people. Dealing with it on your own is hard enough but oooo the questions….
    Anyway, I hope you’re doing well. And I hope you don’t feel “broken” for too much longer. …easier said than done though obviously.

  • Amanda

    Trent – I’m sending some Australian hugs to you. I’m so pleased you’ve got such wonderful friends around you – and that you got to see Sarah recently. I know they will all look after you.

  • Gina

    Long time reader, 1st time commenter….I’m sorry to hear this has happened. Keep your chin up…time heals all wounds and hopefully you can come out of this as a stronger person. My best to you!

  • Mindy

    Best wishes to you. Keep positive, we are all here to support you!

  • Rowena

    For what it’s worth: be strong.

  • Joan

    Hang in there, Trent, and never forget your awesomeness.

  • Oscar in Miami Beach

    I’m really sorry.I have been following you even before David when you were with Eric.It is reallysad.Forge on man,You are strong enough to get up,dust yourself and get on.You have all of us behind you.up and on.My love goes to you.On an funny note,pawn the ring.

  • Erika

    Sending positive energy your way!

  • Becca

    This is beyond sad for you. But I bet you don’t wan’t to hear about how sad this is for everyone else aswell so I won’t tell you. I’ll find some awesome vintage-unseen-Buffy-alumni-clip somewhere to show you and keep reading, sharing and commenting the blog.
    What you’ve done with something as simple as a blog is truly remarkable and that should be in focus.
    Like I said before – taking the chance once again that I sound like a total stalker-nutjob – you’ve turned into that strong, fair, older brother-from-another-mother-that-you’ve-never-really-met who has integrity and love for everyone in spades!
    You just keep this up and there’ll allways be people supporting you as best they can. This work has given you a mass of people with nothing but respect for you.

  • Diana

    Trent, I almost didn’t post anything only because I know how tired I got of comments and questions after my own break-up (even if they were well-meaning, though often I think people mean well but also want to know deets). Anyway, it is hard to figure out who really has your best interest at heart, so please, don’t post anything on here unless you absolutely want to/feel like it.

    The only reason I chose to write something was because I wanted to let you know that you have a large fan base here and as a long-time reader, I just couldn’t get myself not to. You have many friends you have never met amongst us who care about you along.

    Big hugs.

    • Diana


  • Yasmin

    There isn’t really much to say other than I’m sorry. I really am. I wish you all the best and I know you will get through this. And we will all be here everyday, reading your (and Shannons) posts, commenting, sharing laughs and getting into discussions with you. Much love.

  • Lisa

    Sorry to hear this news Trent. Keep your chin up and keep doing what you do to so you stay occupied with other things, it is tough not to wallow in sadness. I know you have a great circle of friends in L.A. ( based on your posts, you always have so much fun) and I am sure they will help you through this trying time.



  • Megan

    I’m so sorry to hear this and I’m sending you lots and lots and lots pf love and hugs from Dublin. The only advice I’ll give you is delete Adele from your iPod and surround yourself with good friends (which it already sounds as if you’re doing).

  • Sergeja

    Trent, I’m so sorry to read this! I’m in complete and utter shock. Hope you’ll feel better soon and that you’ll be able to cherish the good memories that the two of you made together. Sending happy thoughts from Slovenia! xoxo

  • Luuu

    :( I’m so sorry to read that. It’s so hard….!!! My boyfriend left me a few month ago and I’m still broken… I can’t do anything… BUT the life itself makes me go on and on and on and I think someday, somebody will appear in my life again to show me that love really exist!!!! (I really hope so!!) I wish you the best and DON’T GIVE UP! and I’m sorry if my english isn’t very good. I’m from Argentina. Ahh and I love to kiss and hugs my pets all the f*cking day!!!! They makes me to want to live!!! :) Try it!!!

  • Jax Medina

    I’m so sorry Trent! You don’t have to tell us anything more about the break-up. Just take care of yourself! We love you!

  • Diego

    Sorry to hear that you’re hurting right now, but don’t let this get you down. Look forward to better times and work on yourself and on your happiness! Let the bad feelings slide away and welcome the sunshine of a new day!

  • kendra

    Woah! I’m sure I’m echoing everyone on here when I say I’m so sorry to hear this news! Seriously..No need to give details unless you want to do it for a therapeutic reason..Otherwise, it’s none of our business! Just know that you have people that you don’t even know in your corner supporting you and sending you positive vibes..I’m sure it hurts like Hell right now, but it WILL get better in time..

  • Aire


    I am a long time reader of your blog, and I am so sorry that this has happened to you . I emailed you when I first started reading your blog many years ago to tell you how much I loved you and your site. You emailed me back that same day saying thank you. It still makes me smile when I think about it ^^ You will get through this and you will flash that awesome smile of yours again because you are you, and we all love you.

  • Sarah

    Sending you lots of love Trent

  • Tiffany

    *hugs* positive thoughts being sent your way :(

  • Megan

    Trent, you have made me laugh and brought a smile to my face on days I thought I wouldn’t make it. I hope Shannon and all your readers can do the same for you and help you through this time. I’ve been reading since way before David, and I know this. You were an amazing and loving person before David, and you will be after as well. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way!

  • Alys

    The end of a relationship, especially a long one, is one of the hardest moments a person face. Trent, I wish I could fold you into a warm hug, take you to Little Tree, and provide a supportive shoulder for you as you needed it. As one of your many blog readers, I have always been delighted by your ups and rooting for you during your lows, as you share your lives with those of us scattered across the US and the rest of the world. This is terribly sad news. I feel like you’re a friend who faced tremendous upheaval and my heart goes out to you. I have no doubt that powerful support network of loving individuals in your life, around PitNB, and throughout cyberspace is rooting for you. I’ve been in your shoes last year and the love and care that were given to me was amazing. You *will* get through this and come out the other side a stronger, richer, just as wonderful person. I am very sorry that your relationship came to this close. May the future hold much light and love.

  • ali

    sending all the love and hugs your way, Trent.

  • Alice

    All the best, Trent. Work is good, love your blog since day one! Stay strong =)

  • Courtney

    Sending lots of love your way, Trent! Over the past 7 or so years of reading Pink, you have provided me with a great distraction of daily gossip that has gotten me through many tough and lonely times. I hope that you are able to recover quickly and that you find some comfort in celebrity shenanigans and knowing that your readers all love you to bits! x

  • Diva

    Sending you love and prayers. Break ups are hard and they suck. No easy way to deal with them. Wishing you the best. May not feel like it now but things WILL get better =)

  • Lexie

    Soooo much love to you, Trent. Heartbreaks are the worst, but you are a strong guy and you will move past this. Hugs forever.

  • sarahliciousisdelicious

    Aww Trent! Sending love from Canada. Just stomp it out on your runs :)

  • Ben@pr

    I think you are the only gossip blogger out there who always share his personal life (love-life included) with the world. Ironically something weird because despite gossip bloggers always write about celebrities personal lives they really shield themselves from the public criticism. You are brave by doing so for exposing your love life to the public. I wish you all the needed strength to overcome this test.

  • Vanessa

    I am so sorry. You will get through this one second/minute/hour/day/week/month at a time. Until then, we are all here for you in any capacity.

  • Lynne

    Trent, my heart breaks with you. ;(

    I love you.
    We all love you. :)

  • Courtney

    So sorry for the breakup. I recently ended a 7 year relationship also. It is a terrible pain to go through. Love you! We will make it ;) *hugs*

  • Kim

    Support from the mitten

  • A girl

    Sending love from Australia xx

  • Carrie Waggs

    So so sorry for all of this, I feel like you’re a close friend confiding in me and I just want to do whatever it takes to make it better! You never owe us any details, and yeah, of course we’re curious, but seriously, you deserve nothing from your readers but privacy and a little bit of frivolity. xoxo!!

  • Alan

    Long time reader here for many many years, and I just felt compelled to join up to post on this story. Trent you are awesome. You live your life as an open book, and it’s so refreshing to read your words here. Raw, honest, and bitterly painful. Along with all the celeb dirt you share with all of us, you also give us a peak inside your world and your life. You feel like a friend even though we have never met. What you are going through is incredibly difficult, and I hope you lean on both your IRL friends as well as all of your cyber fans. Relationships are the most exhausting and difficult journeys in life, but on the same token they are what makes life worth living. You are an awesome guy and when you are ready, and you will be even though at the moment you can’t fathom it, you will be snatched up by an equally great person and you will find happiness again. I’m really sorry. One day at a time :)

  • Kristen

    Trent I am so sorry to see this. :-( Suffice to say, I have read your blog for years (prior to David) and this is the first time I’m posting up. Breakups suck and my heart goes out to you. Truly, sincerely, hopeful that you will heal up and find your way soon.

  • blueseashellgirl

    trent, love and prayers from CO……….breakups are hard, going through one myself, but the future is still there……hugs & love

  • azuresque

    Very sorry to hear. Sending much love your way, Trent…

  • BCDanielle

    Thinking of you Trent. Sending much love your way

  • Joanne

    Sending you all my love and support all the way from Singapore!

  • brittany

    Oh Trent!!!! That is so sad to hear!! I hope everything works out and you can heal! Thinking of you and wishing you the best…

  • Nicole O’Brien

    This is devastating news… So sorry to hear this, Trent. Thinking of you and sending lots of love and good vibes!!

  • KrystalK

    *hugs* Take care, Trent.

  • LJ

    Sorry to hear this, I remember when I broke up with my fella nothing anyone said mattered, logically you know they make sense but emotionally is a completey different thing!
    I do know my break up kit that me and friends have perfected over the years has got us through lots of break ups!
    1. You want scream one and two
    2. Four Brothers
    3. i’m English so we have Jaffa Cakes, but trade them in for cookies and or cake, actually Jaffa’s are awesome, ordering them from here will be a good distraction!
    4. wine or Vodka, don’t touch the gin!
    5. friends, being alone feels like a good idea, never really is!
    6. And Kelly Clarkson and or Pink.

    Wishing you the best!

  • Steven

    No matter how tough it gets, you’re not alone. I’m glad you felt comfortable(or was it obligated?) to say something on the blog. In any case, many of us have read your blog for years and care about you. I hope blogging about your personal life will start to feel more like a support system and less like spilling your guts for all the world to see.

  • Brenna

    I’m so sorry to hear of your troubles. Best wishes to you.

  • Amy

    Hugs, friend.

  • Gretchyn

    I was hoping this wasn’t going to be the news when I clicked on the link.

    Well, shit. I am so sorry.

    Only time will help to heal you, so you gotta keep putting one foot in front of the other. Some days will be easier than others. You have a lot of love and support from many. Use it. And be kind to yourself.

  • Sarah

    It has been said many times above, but I’ve been a faithful reader of your blog since 2005, and I strangely feel like I know you. I am so sorry for the heartbreak you (and David) must be feeling, and I’ll be thinking about you in the upcoming weeks as you start to navigate your way through the world as a new individual.

    A song to get you through the day; “Cathedrals” by Jump Little Children

  • nicole

    sending lots of love your way Trent. xoxo

  • Megan

    So sorry Trent!

  • Zanne

    Words fail me – I’m just so sorry and hoping that you’ll get through this. :(

  • Kath

    Trent that sucks, break ups are never easy. I’m thinking of you and hoping that you get through the dark days as quickly as possible xx

  • Iris B

    For the past three weeks I’ve been going through my own heartbreak. It hurt to see this for you, because I know how the pain is hard right now. Trent you are loved. Positive thoughts for you and your future.

  • Lulu

    Much much love to you Trent!! You are strong, and will move past this, and in time come out a wiser, better person.

    Love and prayers to you. xoxo!!!

  • Jessica Leigh

    I am so sorry for the immense pain you’re going through. I hope you’ll find small things each day to carry you through. Know that you have so many virtual friends on here that care for you and want to see you happy! You’ll get through this. You got this!

  • Italianissima

    Oh Trent! My heart is breaking for you. You are in my thoughts and I hope that time will heal you. Know that you have so many people that love you – and that through your blog you make millions of people smile and laugh daily. Hugs, sweetie.
    Love, Paola P.

  • patchyskies81

    Trent I’m sending lots of love and kindness to you!! Know that you are loved!!!


  • Alison

    I was really saddened to read this. I’ve been reading since 2006, and I followed your love story as it unfolded.

    There’s not much a complete stranger can say that will help, so I’ll just say that I hope you’re taking good care of yourself. Get some sleep. Try to eat decently. Try to avoid getting blitzed (it sucks big time when you sober up). Don’t worry so much about us – Shannon’s got it covered.

    I hope you don’t hurt for long. Please remember that your public loves you.

  • Alex

    My heart is aching for you… you have all of our support and love! Take as much time as you need

  • kt

    Sending love your way.

  • swifty_fan

    Really saddened to read this. The only thing that heals a heartache is time and cookies or maybe a pie. Virtual hug and take care of yourself.

  • perdiz

    Sending love and positivity, I have been reading for a long time and I know that you have some amazing friends that will take care of you just as you would care for them.

  • Sandy

    Very sad to hear about the break up, Trent! I’ve been reading your blog since the very beginning and it was always great to read about your two.

    It’s really hard to get over a break up but you will make it through in time! Things happend for a reason, and in the end it all turns out great. Have faith in that :)

    Regards from a loyal reader in Sweden!

  • Alex

    Wow, this is the highest number of comments I’ve seen on one of your blog posts; I’m glad it’s due to a good reason: your readers caring for you and showing their support.

    I’ve also been an avid reader of your blog for what seems like a million years (I think you had just met Erik when I started reading) so yeah, I am very saddened just as if I had heard this from a friend.

    Don’t feel like you owe us any explanations. I sincerely hope that you find closure and manage to move on. It will take a while but time heals all wounds (I would know…). Be strong and keep going :) hugs

  • Lauri

    We all love you Trent! These things are NEVER easy, but you’ve always seemed incredibly strong, and things always work out for the best even if it means muddling through some (or way too much darkness).

  • Daryl Brice

    Hugs Trent. It’s heart breaking going through a break-up. I went through a divorce and feel your pain. Expect good days and bad. Give yourself time and patience as you won’t feel like yourself for a long while. You may even become a somewhat different person after all it’s said and done.

    Don’t work too heart I burnt out trying to work through my break-up.

    Your friend,


  • LEO

    I am nothing more than a stranger to you Trent. I don’t even remember when I started to read your blog, I do know it was before you and David started to date-I have not missed a day of reading PITNB since then. My heart breaks for you in so many ways. I am amazed how upset I am to hear this sad news..I truly feel like I know you. Please take care of yourself-you are an inspiration to a lot of fans and you have an outstanding support system with your friends. I love you.

  • Betsy L Parker


  • Nicole Nichols

    Big Hugs and Love to you Trent.

  • Dezden

    Love ya, Trent!!!

  • Christinaoey

    Trent, you take your time! We love you, and you’re amazing. Just keep swimming!!

  • jen g

    Sending much love and hugs from the freezing cold midwest!

  • blaqfury

    Devastating to hear… hoping you get thru this with less hurt and grow from this experience. You have thousands of shoulders to lean on whenever you’re ready!

  • Kate

    Hugs. I hope you feel better soon.

  • claire

    Sending you love, hugs & positiveness from PA. Ive been a fan since… wow, I dont even know when, its been THAT long. The beginning. You are an amazing, beautiful person & I am so sorry that you are hurting right now. You dont owe anyone an explanation so put that out of your mind & focus on healing your heart. Everything happens for a reason & I truely hope for nothing but the best for you. Much love.

  • Natalie

    Dearest Trent,
    I’ve been reading your blog for years and have commented a few times, and it’s with such a heavy heart that I’m typing right now. I know I’m just a stranger to you, but you’re such a fantastic writer and you seem like such a wonderful person, I can’t help but feel I sort of know you, that’s just how great a writer you are. Your blog is one of the few sites I log on to every day.
    I’m echoing everyone who has commented so far when I say that I’m so very sorry. We all love you very much Trent, and hope for the best for you. Do take care!

  • Jstar

    Sending love your way!

  • Niki

    I’m so sorry Trent….I’m sending all the love I have for you. Stay strong and eat whatever you want (it helps). I have been following your blog since about 8 years, I love your writing, your personality and opinions! Stay true to yourself and be pink

  • Liz

    so sorry to hear that trent :(
    heres to getting thru this
    much love

  • Julie

    It gets better. I swear it does. Sending out some serious love.

  • Heather

    Sending love and healing energy your way…

  • trev

    insert Kelly Clarkson cd here

  • Edith

    Stay strong Trent! *hugs* Soldier on. You can do it :)

  • Alyssa

    This makes me so sad!!!!! :( I’ve been reading for years and I feel like I know you (every time I go to LA, I’m always like “ooh I hope I run into Trent!”). So sorry you’re hurting right now :(

  • Rae

    I too have been a reader for years now and feel like I know you- and I am so sorry to know that you are hurting. Sending love and good thoughts your way. You have always been SO wonderful and I am glad you have a good group of people to help you through this. I hope you know you have many loyal readers who support you as well. Here’s hoping your heart heals faster than you think.

  • Shirley Awana
  • Shirley Awana

    love and hugs to you trent…

  • Kelly
  • Lydia

    Sending lots of hugs and love to you Trent from Seattle!

  • Lisa Lisa

    Sending lots of love and best wishes to you, Trent, during this rough time. Your blog has helped me to take my mind off of some tough things, and I hope some of the fun and frivolity of pop culture can help to take your mind off of the pain, at least for a period of time.

  • Becca

    Long time reader and first time poster here. I’m so sorry to hear about your split. Reading this really struck a chord with me because I too, am going through a break up after 7 years. Stay strong, and seek the support of your friends. You’ll get through it! :)

  • emily

    I can’t believe you have such respect for us to share this very personal and painful news. Telling your friends must have been difficult, but actually putting this in writing and hitting “publish” … well, that takes cojones. We are all here to lurve and cheer you along, maybe share in some virtual Ben & Jerrys. I know you’ve got an incredible support group surrounding you, but most importantly you’ve got your own fabulous self. You’re smart, savvy, funny, kind, considerate and damn handsome. In the great words of Charlie Sheen, “Winner.”

  • Julie

    Take care of yourself Trent *BIG HUGS*

  • Trent, I’ve been a reader (PITNB-addict!) since 2005. I love that you share so much of yourself with us. I’ve laughed with you, cried with you, exclaimed WTF?! and OMFG! with you…! It makes me think of the Truman Show. I remember when you still lived in Michigan, I have really enjoyed seeing Princess Z grow up from a little girl to a very smart and beautiful young lady, I remember nearly shitting my pants the first time you met Trent Reznor (let alone went to his wedding!), various car purchases over the years… anyway, I think we are all very impressed by your successes in life (which YOU made happen for yourself!), we are all collectively proud of you, and I promise that as painful as a breakup is, this is just a bump in the road. You are destined for greatness – never forget that. This is just God making room in your life for bigger and better things. Keep the faith and be good to yourself. Sending you much love from Connecticut!

  • Joanne

    My heart is breaking for you – know you are in my thoughts.

  • Adriana

    Trent. I am thinking about you and hoping that with each passing day it gets esier for you and that your heart will soon mend. Love you!

  • Linh

    Love and hugs from Hawaii Trent!

  • Ashley

    I’m so sorry! I love your blog and especially your “personal posts”, I’ve grown to really like you/your life/the things you have to say. You are an awesome, intelligent, handsome guy and it makes me sad that you are hurting.
    BUT I am sure you will come out of this stronger. And I know you are not even thinking about dating right now, but just know that there’s someone and something greater out there for you.
    For now…..just take it one day at a time. One foot in front in the other. Soon you’ll be running happy again. You’re going to feel like yourself again. Someday you will look back at this and smile at how far you’ve come! Patience, patience…:)
    Virtual hug!!!!

  • Jessica

    You’re in my thoughts through this tough time Trent. Sending you love and hugs from southern ontario.

  • Lauren

    So sorry to hear this Trent :( Sending lots of love your way.

  • Sarah

    :””””””””””'( so sorry Trent. Positive thoughts your way xxx

  • Jayne

    So sorry to hear this mate, keep your chin up. Love and hugs from me in Australia. Jayne