Model Rozanna Purcell has taken to social media to confirm that she parted ways with her long-time boyfriend Niall Breslin aka  Bressie "some time ago".

The 25-year-old author and blogger, who has been in a relationship with The Voice of Ireland coach and Blizzards frontman for almost four years, says they are "still friends" and "love each other very much".

Writing on Instagram, the former Miss Universe Ireland, wrote: "Myself and Niall decided to end our relationship some time ago. We are still friends & love each other very much. We won't be saying anything else about it so appreciate if you could respect that."

In January, 35-year-old Bressie denied he had parted ways with Roz after she chose to spend the holidays in Thailand, while he stayed at home in Mullingar.

At the time, the singer was quick to quash any suggestion of a break-up with his other half, saying he simply didn't enjoy spending the festive season abroad.

"My mother would have killed me if I had gone away for Christmas and I'm much more frightened of my mother than I am of Roz," he told the Irish Sun.

"Anyway I went away for Christmas one year and hated it. Never again."

The break-up news comes shortly after the pair rescued a puppy called Wilko from the ISPCA National Animal Centre.