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    Melissa Rivers Speaks Out on Split From Jason Zimmerman

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    For whatever reason they occur, breakups are never easy.

    "Unfortunately, after almost three years, Jason and I are no longer together," Melissa Rivers said in an exclusive statement to E! News, acknowledging her split from live-in boyfriend Jason Zimmerman.

    Rumor had it that Zimmerman, who was prominently featured on Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best, had been engaging in some bad behavior—an issue that will be explored on the next season of her show—while Melissa was out of town taping promos for Shoparatti.com.

    So, what else does the TV personality and producer have to say at this time?

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    "I am still trying to process what has come to light over the past few days and I hope that you will respect the privacy of my son and I while we heal," Rivers says.

    "Luckily, we are 'Rivers' and always bounce back! Thanks to all my supportive fans, friends, and co-workers for their love and support which is carrying us through."

    Joan, of course, put in her two cents as well: "If you're looking for him [on the adult website], search under 'Wee Willy Winkie,'" she cracked to TooFab.

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