“Paula and I split in November,” Bratton tells the publication. “It was an amicable thing. But between the final months of ‘X Factor’ and my responsibilities with [my record label] Cascine, there was little time for us.” The relationship likely also suffered from the strain of being bi-coastal. Abdul lives in L.A. and Bratton lives in New York.
The two began dating in 2010 after meeting on a flight.
“We’re still close,” Bratton says. “And I’ll always be grateful for the time we shared as a couple.”