Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy call off their engagement

It looks like Kate Hudson is back on the market. Her representative has confirmed that the actress and her rocker fiancé, Matt Bellamy, have decided to publicly separate and call off their engagement - though it seems they've been living apart for months.

Kate's representative told People magazine: "Kate and Matt have been separated for some time now.

"Despite this, they remain very close friends and committed co-parents." The couple will continue to jointly care for their three-year-old son, Bingham Hawn Bellamy, despite ending their four-year romance.

Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy at Goldie Hawn's fundraiser in November © Getty Images

Kate formerly said she didn't mind the long engagement as her parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell had been happily unmarried for 31 years.

Speaking to Women's Health for its October issue, the actress said: "My parents aren't married, and one of the reasons why they never got married is because they had been married before and they liked it the way it was. They didn't feel like they needed a piece of paper to be committed.

"So for me, I know that marriage is not a golden ticket."

Kate at Art Basel in Miami without Matt Photo: © Getty Images

Kate was previously married to Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson for six years, and the couple have a ten-year-old son Ryder together.

The actress has not acknowledged the split on her Instagram profile, instead sharing a number of pictures from Miami Beach's annual event Art Basel – the winter meeting place for the international art world – last week and most recently getting into the festive spirit with friends as she put up her Christmas tree.

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