Cody Simpson has split from his girlfriend.

The 17-year-old singer has called time on his relationship with model Gigi Hadid following a year of dating after their busy schedules put a strain on their romance.

A representative for the Australian hunk told E! News: ''Their busy schedules and living on opposite coasts have made it nearly impossible for the two of them to give the relationship the attention that it needs.''

The former couple appear to have ended on good terms and are determined to remain friends in the hope that, one day, they might rekindle their romance.

The representative explained: ''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.''

Cody and Gigi, 19, haven't be seen together since April 8 when they were photographed at the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, the 'La Da Dee' hitmaker doesn't appear to be letting the split get to him as he has decided to throw himself into his music and work on his album.

He wrote on Twitter last night (04.05.14): ''this next album feels like my first. feelin so new. this is MY album too. older with the confidence to get the artistic freedom I've needed. (sic).''