November 24, 2005 12:45 PM

Joss Stone and her boyfriend of two years, Beau Dozier, have ended their romance, the singer’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Joss and Beau have split up, but they remain good friends,” says the rep.

The pair met when Stone, who is now 18, was just 16. Dozier, a music producer, worked with the singing sensation on her latest album Mind Body and Soul, along with his father, Motown great Lamont Dozier.

Stone sparked rumors of a split last month when she was spotted not wearing her ‘promise ring’ that Dozier had given to her as a symbol of their love.

Stone, who just finished touring with the Rolling Stones, is quoted by Britain’s Daily Mirror as saying that her demanding schedule was not to blame for the breakup. “I don’t believe that anybody’s lifestyle and somebody being busy can stop two people from being together if it’s right. If it’s not meant to be, then it’s not meant to be. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t.”

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