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Carmen Electra, Rob Patterson

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Carmen Electra's ex-fiancé seems to be taking their breakup quite well.

While no one's talking about who did what to whom, Rob Patterson said in an exclusive statement to E! News that he's "eternally grateful" for the time he and Electra spent together before ending their engagement this summer.

And if he's this romantic as an ex, just think of what he's like in a relationship!

"I got to witness and feel the smart, caring, funny, loving, compassionate and, most importantly, human sides of Carmen that not many get to see," Patterson writes. "She has a way of just looking at me with her crystal clear blue eyes that makes my heart smile, and somehow, makes everything in life worth it. I am honored to have shared life with her for five years, and I'll be eternally grateful for her and her golden heart. Thanks for everything, lil gangsta :)"

We're thinking the pet name "lil gangsta'" isn't going to be utilized by Electra's current beau, one Englishman Simon Cowell.

The sharp-tongued X Factor judge has been making the L.A. scene with Electra, most recently sharing a smooch last night at Soho House in West Hollywood.