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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fiancé Split

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fiancé Split
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ross McCall
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01/05/2009 AT 03:40 PM EST

Jennifer Love Hewitt and her fiancé Ross McCall have called it quits, PEOPLE has learned.

"They broke up over the holidays and have ended their engagement," says a source close to the couple. "They're both really sad about this. Even their friends are surprised; they seemed really happy. Everyone just wants the best for both of them."

Reps for both Hewitt and McCall had no immediate comment.

The Ghost Whisperer star, 29, got engaged to the Scottish actor, 32, in November 2007 after dating for two years.

While the couple hadn’t announced a date, in October Hewitt told PEOPLE her svelte new look was prompted not by those infamous 2007 bikini pictures – and the ensuing controversy over body image after she took to her blog to defend herself – but by her upcoming nuptials.

"I'm getting ready to turn 30 and get married and all those things," Hewitt said. "This year was my year to try to glow from within and feel better."

McCall, who costarred in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and stars in the Starz drama Crash, appeared in one episode of Hewitt's hit show Ghost Whisperer, in 2006.

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