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Cassadee Pope, Rian Dawson Reportedly End Engagement

Cassadee Pope Rian Dawson break up
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Cassadee Pope and her fiance Rian Dawson have reportedly ended their engagement. The couple, however, allegedly remains on good term.

NashvilleGab reports that Pope and Dawson, who is the drummer for rock band All Time Low, “have amicably ended their relationship,” per a statement from a representative. However, according to the statement, the two “remain friends, supportive of each others’ careers, and maintain the utmost respect for one another.”

Pope and Dawson began dating in 2009; they met while Pope’s former pop-punk band Hey Monday were on tour with All Time Low. They got engaged in February. Country music fans may recognize Dawson from Pope’s “Summer” music video; he stars opposite her, as Pope’s love interest in the clip.

“I actually begged him to be in the video,” Pope tells Taste of Country. “But he’s, first of all, is an amazing, amazing supporter of mine, and he has been since the beginning, since six-and-a-half years ago, before The Voice, before everything. And he was just like, ‘I’m not an actor. I want you to get the best of the best for this video. I want it to be amazing, and I don’t think I will be able to deliver that because I’m not an actor — I’m a drummer in All Time Low, that’s what I do.’”

Pope is currently working on new music. Around the time of her engagement to Dawson, she hinted to The Boot that there may be some changes ahead in her professional life.

“I’m just hoping to release something. I’ve been writing a ton,” Pope shared at the time. “Getting the whole team behind me and to agree on songs, it’s a lot. I’m taking this year as a little bit of a transitional year, and figuring things out and doing what I want to do creatively, and not answering to anybody. It’s very validating. And scary. And risky. But I don’t care. I’m doing me.”

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