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Carole Radziwill and Russ Irwin Split!

USMagazine, Friday, February 8, 2013, 6:25am (PST)

Carole Radziwill is back on the singles scene. In late 2012, the Real Housewives of New York City star quietly split with Aerosmith's Russ Irwin after a two-year courtship, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

"Russ and I have decided to call it quits," Radziwill, 49, tells Us in a statement. Irwin, 43, appeared in several episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City and even recorded a song, "Manhattan," with Radziwill.

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Radziwill, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, is maintaining a sense of humor about her single status. "I haven't celebrated Valentine's Day since the fifth grade when the boy I had a crush on gave me a valentine, only to find out later that he gave one to the entire class, including the boys," she tells Us.

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For now, Radziwill is shifting the focus from her personal life to her professional career. The What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love author is working on the final revisions for her new novel, The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating. The book is slated for a July 2013 release.

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Irwin, who has toured with Sting, Bryan Adams and Duncan Sheik, released his second solo album, Get Me Home, in 2012. Radziwill, a close friend of the late Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, lost her husband, Anthony, to cancer in 1999.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Carole Radziwill and Russ Irwin Split!

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