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Cuomo and longtime girlfriend Sandra Lee announce breakup


Gov. Cuomo and his longtime girlfriend, lifestyle maven Sandra Lee, are Splitsville.

The two confirmed the breakup Wednesday in a joint statement.

“Over the recent past, we have realized that our lives have gone in different directions and our romantic relationship has turned into a deep friendship,” the statement said.

“We will always be family and are fully supportive of each other and dedicated to the girls. Our personal lives remain personal and there will be no further comment.”

Lee first met Cuomo at a summer party in the Hamptons in 2005.

Rumors of a breakup began swirling in May when they put the house they shared in Westchester County on the market. Cuomo, 61, and Lee, 53, a Food Network personality and author, denied any split at the time.

She called the sale of the home a “downsizing.”

The governor has since been spending much of his time in Albany.

He has three adult daughters from his marriage to Kerry Kennedy.