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.
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