Singer Cody Simpson has split from his model girlfriend Gigi Hadid.

The couple began dating last year (13), but the young stars' busy schedules kept them apart.

A statement from Simpson's representative to Eonline.com reads: "Living on opposite coasts has made it nearly impossible for the two of them to give the relationship the attention that it needs.

"They decided that rather than let things sour that they split up in hopes that their lives might someday bring them back together. They remain close friends and will continue to show their support for one and other."