British Royal Family

The fairy tale's over! Donna Air confirms split with James Middleton

Kate Middleton's little brother is back on the market.

By Chloe Lal
Donna Air has silenced split chatter, announcing that she has ended her relationship with the younger brother of Kate and Pippa Middleton, 30-year-old James Middleton.
Speaking to The Mail On Sunday, she shared, "James and I are no longer an item. We parted ways in December but remain the very best of friends and always will be."
James first began dating the 38-year-old in February 2013, where they met at exclusive private members' club No 5 Hertford Street in Mayfair, London.
James and Donna met in 2013.
Pictured with Pippa Middleton.
Last November, James spoke about his now-ex.
His comments lead many to believe that they were a moment away from a more permanent commitment.
"I love Donna very much. Marriage is absolutely not something I'm scared of, but it isn't necessarily the be-all and end-all. She makes me very happy. I think I make her very happy. I want children. I've said that before. I will have children, but you'll have to wait," he said at the time.
With her 14-year-old daughter, Freya.
Despite James kind words, the couple did face their fair share of issues.
A friend told the Mail, "Donna has been a rock to James as he has worked on his start-up business over the years and has taken him back each time he has had a wobble about their future."
Adding, "Now she is ready to move on."
The pair are still dear friends.
The pair are clearly still good friends.
Just last month, James dropped by Dancing On Ice - a reality show Donna starred in.
The mum to her 13-year-old daughter named Freya, told Hello, "It's been lovely to have the support of everyone. It's quite funny because you think, 'Oh I don't want anyone there - it's distracting. I just want to skate and get it done.' But having people there - my closest - on the first skate was really helpful."
It's believed Donna is now dating 34-year-old property developer Ben Carrington.