Helio Castroneves won the mirrorball trophy on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" but lost his fiancee, Aliette Vazquez.
Less than a day after Castroneves was declared the winner, Vazquez, a Miami business executive, said she had called off her engagement to the Brazilian race driver.
Castroneves outdanced finalists Melanie Brown and Marie Osmond on Tuesday night's show.
"There's been a lot of rumors and a lot of stuff said, and she just wanted confirmed that they are no longer engaged. There's no animosity, there's nothing mean. Just a simple confirmation," Vazquez's publicist, Howard Bragman, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.