In a turn of events that literally everyone saw coming, it seems as though there will be no marital bliss for Kate Hudson and (ex-)fiancé and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, as they’ve decided to call off their engagement. This is, of course, hardly a surprise, since even as far back as last March, Kate had stopped wearing her engagement ring. They seemed to be trying to work things out over the summer, but alas, some things are not meant to be and now it’s all over.
“Kate and Matt have been separated for some time now,” Hudson’s rep tells PEOPLE. “Despite this, they remain very close friends and committed co-parents.”
Makes sense, and good for them. Then again, I really hate the necessity of people who split up to insist that they’re still great friends, as if that’s a pre-requisite to having a “successful” transition from couple to single people. Guess what: most exes aren’t really friends, at least not for a long while, and that’s okay! It’s actually HEALTHY for you to not be friends with your ex for a while after ending the relationship.
Anyhow, good luck to them both. Matt has band shit going on, I’m sure, and Kate has… Farmville or something, and they’re both selling wine, so everything will be just fine. Also, this is the way to do it – they were smart enough to actually spend time being engaged instead of quickly running down the aisle. This will make things a whole lot easier, legally speaking.
P.S. Extra hilarious rumour alert: Kate is apparently involved with Derek Hough now from Dancing with the Stars! LOL on so many levels.