After announcing they were taking a break from each other two months ago, Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are no longer planning on getting married, Bilson’s rep confirms to People magazine. “Yes, the engagement is off,” the rep says without giving further details of the breakup. Friends of the actress say, “It just wasn’t working out,” citing distance as one of the main factors.

Although the couple tried to keep their relationship on the downlow in an attempt to appear discreet, nasty tongues wagged in speculation that the coupling was all an elaborate publicity ruse set up to promote Bilson’s flagging career and to protect Christensen from rumours of homosexuality.

The pretty pair often appeared hand-in-hand walking down the streets of L.A., or going to low-key dinners around town, but there was rarely any display of spontaneous public affection.

Bilson was previously involved with former O.C. co-star Adam Brody. Canadian-born Christensen, was briefly linked to Sienna Miller.