16:30 25 October 2005
British soul singer Joss Stone has sparked rumours she has split from long-term boyfriend Beau Dozier.
The beautiful star played a Miami concert last week not wearing the "promise ring" her producer boyfriend had given her. The couple have also spent weeks apart while Joss tours the US with the Rolling Stones.
The 18-year-old blonde's family are also said to be unhappy with her choice of partner.
A source told Britain's Daily Mirror: "Things don't look good for Joss and Beau. She's away touring with the Stones, which is great for her career but not so good for her relationship. And the promise ring Beau gave her has been oddly missing from her left hand."
Beau gave Joss the ring - which is encrusted with diamonds and purple gems - as a symbol of their relationship when she was 16.
She moved into his Californian home a year later.
But her family would love her to spend more time at home in Britain instead of living in Los Angeles.
A source said: "Beau's been pushing her to concentrate on her career.
"He makes her put work before her family."
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