Paula Abdul and restaurateur J.T. Torregiani no longer dating
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/16/2008
Paula Abdul is apparently no longer spellbound by J.T. Torregiani.
The American Idol judge and her restaurateur beau have called it quits on their romantic relationship, her publicist Jeffrey Ballard told E! News in a Friday report.
"They broke up months ago," Ballard told E! News, while a rep for Torregiani "insisted" the two are still together.
The 45-year-old Abdul and 32-year-old nightclub owner first met last April following an Idol taping and began dating as the sixth-season wrapped its broadcast run last May.
The couple moved in together last October, however Ballard told E! News that Torregiani -- who is a partner in The Dolce Group, the Los Angeles restaurant group that was co-founded by Big Brother second-season houseguest and All-Stars winner Mike "Boogie" Malin -- is currently living with a friend in the Hollywood Hills.
"[They] still are friendly, though," Ballard told E! News.