Following reports earlier this week suggesting they'd split, Donna Air and James Middleton have released a joint statement insisting they're still together

Earlier this week, it looked as though another celebrity couple had bitten the dust after reports emerged that James Middleton – AKA Kate’s little bro – and Donna Air had parted ways.

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But now the couple have taken a united stance to hit back at the rumours, calling them ‘untrue and without merit.’ Hurrah!

In a joint statement released to the Mail on Sunday, the couple said: ‘Mark Twain once complained that reports of his death were exaggerated.

‘A few days ago we were equally amazed to read the obituaries of our relationship splashed across the national press.

‘Happily, we can report that our relationship is not over. We are still very much a couple and have not parted ways. These stories are completely untrue and without merit.’

The statement comes after The Sun reported earlier this week that the couple – who have been together for three years – had gone their separate ways because James wasn’t ready to settle down.

A source told celebrity editor Dan Wootton: ‘The split happened a couple of weeks ago and it was James’ decision.

‘Poor Donna. She’s more than a little bit heartbroken.’

Speaking about James, the insider added: ‘He just didn’t think it was going to go the distance.

‘And I think his family were always very anti her being the future Queen of England’s sister-in-law.’

 

Yet, now that it’s all very much on, that very thing could still actually happen!

Donna and James were first romantically linked in early 2013 after meeting at private members’ club 5 Hertford Street via their mutual friend, Princess Beatrice. They soon went public with their relationship and are rumoured to be engaged.

We’ll get that hat back out of it’s box, just in case!

 

Stephanie Wood