Talan and Kimberly Stewart break up and cancel their engagement after just 11 days

From the Damage Control wing of the Department of Quasi-Celebrities Who Hook Up for Attention comes news that Laguna Beach star Talan Torriero and Kimberly Stewart are no longer engaged. Tragically, they’ve also broken up.

The two attention-starved quasi-celebrities had their representatives issue a joint statement, which says:

“It was just too soon to enter into a lifelong commitment. It is better to have a brief engagement than a short marriage. The couple continue to share their time together and remain open to whatever the future may hold.”

However, that time-sharing is not actual dating, as the AP reports that “Torriero’s publicist, Jack Ketsoyan, said early Sunday that the two were no longer romantically involved. Stewart’s representative, Elliot Mintz, said they ‘remain friends.'”

They announced their engagement a whole 11 days ago, when Talan’s rep confirmed it to People magazine. As of then, they’d only been dating a few weeks. Who would have thought less than two weeks ago that this torrid love affair would end so soon? And what of the children who look up to celebrity couples like Talan and Kimberly and Nick and Jessica for examples of functional, loving relationships?

Kimberly Stewart and ‘Laguna Beach’ star call off engagement [AP]

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