February 4, 2006 – According to reports by Associated Press and People Magazine Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow have split up. The couple made the announcement in a joint statement yesterday evening.
“After much thought and consideration we have made a very tough decision to split up. We both have a deep love and respect for each other and we ask that everyone respect our privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement said.
The seven-time Tour de France champion and the rock star met in October 2003 and began dating soon after. They had announced their engagement in September 2005 and have been living together on a ranch in the Austin area.