January 13, 2009 05:02:48 GMT
Shortly after it was reported that Kimberly Caldwell has cheated on David Cook with a bar manager, the couple is claimed to have broken up.
A source close to David Cook has been telling Access Hollywood that the winner of 7th season "American Idol" has broken up with his singer girlfriend Kimberly Caldwell. No words have been given by the source on the reason that prompts the couple's separation.
David Cook and Kimberly Caldwell, who is one of the contestants on the second season of "American Idol," began dating shortly after he was named as the TV show's winner in May 2008. Despite earlier split rumors, he was reported to have been looking for the perfect ring to be given to his leading lady.
Star magazine reported in December that David checked out an extravagant 2-carat diamond and platinum ring from Tiffany's to be given to Kimberly when he proposes to her. The gem reportedly costs $54,000.
However, last week Star claimed in a report that Kimberly has "been caught in a clinch with a handsome bar manager!" She "flirted, danced, drank and made out with Ryan Der at L.A.'s trendy ONE Sunset on December 29," the publication revealed.
Kim and Ryan, according to a source as being quoted by Star, were seen "grinding on the dance floor. They started playfully kissing, but that quickly led to long lip locks until they were full-on making out." The source continued, "Everyone could see she was really letting loose. She and Ryan were laughing together as they threw back beers and vodka cocktails."
Neither David nor Kimberly has commented on the break up report. They also have not yet addressed on the report of her cheating on him.
Update 01/13: A representative for Kimberly confirms in a statement, "Kimberly and David ended their relationship just before the holidays. The couple remain good friends and being very private people, appreciate their privacy at this time."