Omarion splits from girlfriend
Omarion has split from Apryl Jones.
The 'Ice Box' singer has praised his "beautiful and talented" former partner - with whom he has son Megaa, 23 months, and daughter A'mei, four months - and vowed to remain friends with her, despite ending their long-term relationship.
He wrote on Instagram: "The beautiful and talented mother of my children for whom I hold the highest regard and respect, Apryl Jones, and I have mutually decided to end our relationship.
"We continue to love and support one another and still share a common goal to remain friends while being great parents to our children."
Apryl also confirmed the split on Twitter.
She posted: "Single... the end..."
The news has come as a shock as just three weeks ago the 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' star wrote a post praising Apryl for her support and thanking her for their "crazy" children.
He wrote: "She put put up with my Krazy. Now we have crazy kids. Thank you for giving me the two best gifts ever! A'mei & Megaa. They changed me forever! & Maybe I don't express my gratitude enough. I am rebuilding some things inside myself. With all that goes on in my world, I can depend on you. Because you're solid.(sic)"
After the birth of their first child, Omarian declared he would "forever belong" to Apryl.
Uploading a snap of himself holding the newborn at the time, Omarion wrote: "World. Allow me to introduce. MEGAA OMARI GRANDBERRY. He is 7 pounds. 4oz & 20 inches long. My son I've been waiting on you. God is the realist!! I witnessed a miracle.
"My soul mate @aprylsjones is so strong! Not only did she have a un medicated birth (no drugs) she did it at home. Naturally. Just like my mom had me. I love you. thank you for having my legacy. I'll forever belong to you & you will forever be tied to me (sic)."