You collaborated with Jason Mraz on your very first album.
Were you friends back then, or was that the beginning of your relationship?
"In that, I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart.
At the moment, my beautiful fiancée is no longer my beautiful fiancée."For those who don't speak poet, let us translate: his work got in the way.
When VF Daily caught up with the former Roxy model, she told us about an unexpected vocal-cord surgery and how she “lost” her voice after her split with pop singer Jason Mraz. I went to Bali and Australia, New York and Costa Rica, and then I started feeling guilty because I was having so much fun traveling.
Highlights from our chat: I have been on quite the journey. It was supposed to only be a year to take some time for myself and travel. I came back home and started writing and recording, and then I noticed I was having some vocal issues.
So too, it seems, did the comprises he made for the sake of the relationship."In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, I wasn't doing better by doing that. Though he announced their engagement after years together (they previously briefly split in 2006) last December, the duo never set a wedding date, and instead proclaimed that they foresaw a long engagement. So the more you love yourself, the more the relationship will flourish."He also let slip that marriage may not be currently in the cards for him, by noting "if"—not when—"I do get married, it's going to be very quiet."Still, sad as it is for him and his former fiancée, it's somewhat good news for his fans.
Still, Mraz said he and Prettyman are "still super friends, we go to yoga together, we surf together." And while he waited until this morning to go public with news of the split, he seemed to hint at a separation while attending the Samsung Hope for Children gala in New York last night."What I've recently discovered is that a relationship isn't made by two halves making a whole," he told E!