“After 18 months together, I can confirm that Sam and myself have come to a mutual decision to part ways,” the construction worker wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
“I respect Sam wholeheartedly and cherish our new found friendship. It is important to stress that there is no bitterness or scandal however the distance has been challenging at times. This is a very difficult time for the two of us and to be honest I’m absolutely heartbroken!
“Sammy, I think you are absolutely amazing, beautiful in every way and I wish you all the best in the future. I will be listening to your fantastic radio show and look forward to you killing the ratings in 2017,” he continued, adding that “time heals all wounds”.
The pair, who have been together for 18 months since the Channel 10 marquee show aired, are believed to have split before Christmas, and shared the news with loved ones before issuing a joint statement to the media.