Nick Cannon Calls Off Real-Life Duet

Singer and Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks scuttle engagement after just five months of betrothed bliss

By Gina Serpe Oct 04, 2007 8:05 PMTags

Apparently, Nick Cannon isn't one for duets.

The solo artist has gone solo in his lovelife as well, with he and Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks calling off their engagement after just five months of betrothed bliss.

"Selita and Nick are taking a break to focus on their careers but still very much love each other and remain the best of friends," Ebanks' publicist, Melissa Raubvogel, said Thursday. Cannon's camp has not released a statement.

The scuttled engagement was much less splashy than the ex-duo's original nuptial news.

The 26-year-old singer-actor popped the question to the lingerie model on May 7, shortly after they left the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Gala. En route to an after-party at Manhattan's Butter nightclub, the couple made a pit stop in Times Square, where Cannon popped the question with the help of both a 12-carat sparkler and the MTV JumboTron, which flashed the question, "Selita will you marry me?"

After receiving her three-letter reply, Cannon and Ebanks, 24, made their way to the Gotham hotspot, where they celebrated with the likes of Zach Braff, Young Jeezy and Tommy Hilfiger.

Cannon and Ebanks began dating in February, after meeting at a Super Bowl party in Miami; three weeks later they were shooting down rumors that they held a shotgun ceremony in Las Vegas.

"You know it's a little scary because it's almost a domino effect and it's like, first we were just a hot couple and then we were married," Ebanks said at the time. "Only God knowd what else is going to come out.

Prior to his coupling with Ebanks, the Drumline star was romantically linked with Christina Milian and Kim Kardashian. During his relationship with the former star, he reportedly claimed that he "didn't believe in monogamy." Ebanks has no other bold-faced romances to her name, though most recently appeared in the Pharell-featuring-Kanye West music video for "Number 1."