"I spent three great years with Jordin and she is one of the most amazing people that I have ever met," Derulo tells Us. "But as in all relationships there are ups and downs and at this time we have decided to amicably part."
Sparks, 24, alluded to her the breakup on social media on Friday. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened," she tweeted. Despite rumors of drama between the two singers, Derulo maintains that the relationship had simply run its course.
"Infidelity, cheating or deceit played no part in our relationship or our breakup, and I hope that people respect our privacy as we move forward with our lives," he adds to Us. "Though I think it is a private matter and intended to keep my breakup with Jordin personal, due to bogus and irresponsible lies being reported by insensitive media outlets it became necessary for me to comment."
In previous months, the American Idol alum and the "Wiggle" crooner were open about their affection for one another. This past Valentine's Day, Derulo presented his then-love Sparks with 10,000 roses in her favorite color of orange. For her part, Sparks said in October 2012 that the couple had plans to tie the knot, telling Us Weekly that marriage talk was "not a conversation that we're scared about."