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Is it over again for Uma Thurman and her wealthy beau, Arpad "Arki" Busson? So says the London Daily Mail, which reports the actress has called off her engagement for the second time in five years.

Distance is blamed for the estrangement, since she lives in New York and he's based in London.

Also fueling the split talk: Earlier this month, Thurman, 43, stepped out for a New York event sans her doorknob-sized sparkler and her financier squeeze.

"Uma and Arki were due to attend a gala together on April 8," notes a source, "but Uma showed up without her engagement ring or her fiancé."

Her hand, however, wasn't bare. Instead, she wore a platinum band on her all-important finger. And just two months earlier, the pair were all smiles at a BAFTA party together in London.

But according to People, the engagement is indeed kaput, and it happened a few months ago.

This marks the second time Uma has pulled the plug on their betrothal. In 2009, she returned the 8-carat diamond ring that the French-born businessman, 51, slipped on her digit in 2008 after a yearlong courtship.

They reconciled in 2011 and became engaged again in 2012, the same year they welcomed moniker-beset daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson (aka Luna) in July 2012.

Neither Thurman, who has two children with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, nor Busson, who has two children with former girlfriend Elle Macpherson, has commented on the split talk.


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