Bridget Jones's Diary author Helen Fielding is single again after separating from her longtime partner, according to a new report.
The British writer has parted ways with The Simpsons scriptwriter Kevin Curran, her partner of 10 years and the father of her two children, reports the U.K.'s Daily Express newspaper.
Fielding, who is worth an estimated $30 million (£20 million), penned the chart-topping books Bridget Jones'S Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason that spawned the hit films starring Renee Zellweger as the romantically challenged diary-keeper.
News of the split, confirmed on Friday (24Jul09), comes just two weeks after it was announced Zellweger had signed on to star in a third film in the Bridget Jones franchise.
Fielding is also said to be working on a musical stage production based on the hapless heroine.