The romance is over for Carole Radziwill and Russ Irwin.
The Real Housewives of New York newbie confirmed the news to Us Magazine, saying: "Russ and I have decided to call it quits," without going into any more detail on the situation.
Fans got to go inside the duo's casual relationship this season on RHONY, with Russ -- who plays keyboards and sings with Aerosmith -- dropping in to spend time with Carole when he was not on tour with the band. He even wrote a solo song titled "Manhattan" for Carole and she appeared in the video for it:
Meanwhile, the timing isn't lost on Carole, as Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but she tells the magazine that she's not really a fan of the holiday, and never has been. "I haven't celebrated Valentine's Day since the fifth grade when the boy I had a crush on gave me a valentine, only to find out later that he gave one to the entire class, including the boys.
Carole is currently putting the finishing touches on her next novel, The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating, which is scheduled to be released in July 2013.