Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia have spit after dating more than six years.

Bono confirmed the rift through his rep in a statement released to celebrity blog

“They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one another,” publicist Howard Bragman said. “No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time.”

Bono's gender reassignment surgery was chronicled in the Emmy-nominated documentary Becoming Chaz. And his relationship with Elia was explored in the follow up film Being Chaz, which premiered last month on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network.

In the second film, Bono proposed marriage to Elia on top of the Seattle Space Needle.

Bono, the child of gay icon Cher and the late entertainer-politician Sonny Bono, created controversy when he became the first transgender person to compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Fox News' Dr. Keith Ablow warned viewers against allowing their children to watch Bono compete for the mirror ball trophy because it might cause kids to wish they were amputees. Other groups simply complained that the network was promoting a gay agenda.