One of the most anticipated weddings of the year has been called off! People reports that on Tuesday June 14th Hugh Hefner informed his 600,000+ Twitter followers that he would no longer be tying the knot with playmate Crystal Harris.  He tweeted, “The wedding is off.  Crystal has had a change of heart.” Harris followed up with a statement on her website saying, “After much deep reflection and thought I have decided to end my engagement with Hef. I have the utmost respect for Hef and wish him the best going forward. I hope the media will give each of us the privacy we deserve during this time.”

What are some ways to announce your broken engagement?

Cupids Advice:

Breakups are hard to begin with, but they become even more complicated when you have to tell your friends and family that your wedding is no longer happening.  Here are a few ways to make the news easier to break:

1. Tell your closest friends and family members first: There’s no way around this one; you have to tell the people closest to you first.  This is not a bad thing.  Your friends and family will be there for you to lean on while you go through such a hard time (and they can even help pass along the news).

2. Stop wearing your engagement ring: How are people supposed to know you’re no longer engaged if you are still wearing the ring?  Taking it off is the first step to moving on.

3. Change your relationship status: We all know too well that today, people get most information about their friends through Facebook. Bite the bullet and remove your ‘engaged’ status.  This will let the world know you have broken it off without having to directly tell everyone.

Have you ever had to announce a broken engagement? Share your experiences with a comment below.