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On December 30, 2011, Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and TV presenter Gethin Jones announced they had split, ending their engagement. That’s a pretty lousy way to end 2011. But so far 2012 has been kind to beautiful Katherine, pairing her with Mark Ballas on Dancing With the Stars Season 14 where they are currently tied at the top of the Week 1 leaderboard.

Since it's only been a few months, Katherine isn’t quite ready to jump back into the dating ring, even though she's surrounded by arguably the hottest group of guys that've ever been assembled on DWTS. “They’re all lovely boys, but I’m very newly-single, so I need to just take some time for that first,” Katherine told Access Hollywood. “[Gethin and I] were engaged, so it’s a big thing. I need to take a little bit of time."

She's been getting close with her partner, Mark, but it's all just on a level of pure friendship. “I think probably that’s why this whole experience has been brilliant so far because I’m having so much fun and laughing a lot with Mark,” she added. “I think that’s probably the best way to be dealing with it all.”

Yes, DWTS has a long history of celebs healing their broken hearts by dancing with hot partners for several hours a day. Sounds like great therapy!

Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, March 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on  ABC.

Source: Access Hollywood

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