24 beauty Elisha Cuthbert has fuelled reports she has called off her engagement to TRACE AYALA, after being photographed snuggling up to Canadian hockey ace Sean Avery.

Justin Timberlake's best friend and business partner Ayala proposed to Cuthbert last year (04), but the pair haven't been seen together for months, and Cuthbert is no longer wearing her engagement ring.

In response to the rumours, Ayala said, "I love her to death, so whatever happens, happens. We've both got so much going on right now."

However, Canadian Cuthbert, 23, has been seen cozying up to Los Angeles King player Avery - who dated Rachel Hunter earlier this year (05) - around Toronto in recent weeks, according to local newspapers.