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Cody Simpson, Gigi Hadid end romance after one year

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Pair claims they split due to distance

Cody Simpson and his model girlfriend Gigi Hadid will no longer share a surfboard as they have broken up due to too much distance between them, the couple claims.

After dating for one year, Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid have called it quits on their relationship, claiming the constant distance between them has become too hard to handle.

The Australian singer, 17, and the emerging model, 19, have decided to break things off after realizing they are too much apart to make their romance work long-distance, Just Jared reported. "They've been on and off trying to make it work, but their schedules have made it quite difficult," a source told the site.

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"They agreed that things were finally over on Thursday," the insider added.

Further confirming the news, Simpson's rep told E! News that he and Hadid are over. "Their busy schedules and living on opposite coasts have made it nearly impossible for the two of them to give the relationship the attention that it needs."

However, the couple has remained on friendly terms and hope to stay in each other's lives, in the hopes that time may "someday bring them back together." Meanwhile, the blond hunk and Sports Illustrated beauty will remain close friends and will continue to show their support for each other.

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Simpson will continue to work on his music, putting together another album in which he's had "artistic freedom," to make it his own this time around. "This next album feels like my first. feelin so new. this is MY album too," he Tweeted on Sunday.

The "Surfboard" crooner also recently completed his stint on Dancing With the Stars, where he made it halfway through the competition before getting eliminated in week five.

Making it their last official appearance as a couple, Simpson and Hadid attended the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 8.

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