Kate Middleton’s younger brother James Middleton broke up with Donna Air, his girlfriend of two years, according to reports Thursday. The two split a “couple of weeks ago,” a source told the Sun newspaper.
According to James’ friends, the 28-year-old was not ready to settle down. Donna was “devastated” by the split, Metro reported.
“The split happened a couple of weeks ago and it was James’ decision. Poor Donna. She’s more than a little bit heartbroken. But he just didn’t think it was going to go the distance. And I think his family were always very anti her being the future Queen of England’s sister-in-law,” the former couple’s friend told the Sun.
Donna, who has a daughter with ex-boyfriend businessman Damian Aspinall, apparently confirmed about the break up on her Instagram account Wednesday. She posted a photo with a message that read: "Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be (even those itchy ears)."
James, a businessman, and television presenter Donna were spotted together on several occasions. In 2013, he dismissed rumors about the couple’s plans to get engaged. “Am I getting married? What a ridiculous question! Um, we’re enjoying our relationship as it is now,” he reportedly said at the time.