Paris Hilton & Benji Madden Call It Quits

Paris Hilton and Benji Madden appear at the after party for 'Repo! The Genetic Opera' Paris Hilton and Benji Madden appear at the after party for 'Repo! The Genetic Opera'

Paris Hilton and Benji Madden have split, the celebutante’s rep confirmed to Access Hollywood.

According to a source close to Paris, work – not another man — got in the way.

“[She] still loves Benji,” the source said, but “she’s busy” and needed a break.

Paris has been busy with her latest reality series, MTV’s “My New BFF” and has a number of other projects on tap, from a planned second album to promoting her latest fragrance, Fairy Dust.

So although reports surfaced that Paris rendezvoused with former flame Stavros Niarchos in Miami recently, the ex-factor wasn’t to blame.

“There’s nothing going on with Stavros,” the source told Access.

Just months ago, Benji called his then-girlfriend “wife material.”

“I always knew that she was, like, wife material, or serious girlfriend material,” he told Yo On E! in May, hinting that an engagement could be on the way. “I’m very, very happy right now.”

Reports that the two were dating surfaced in February.

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