It began with an inflatable swan photograph, announcing Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' unlikely romance direct to the social media feeds of their gazillion followers.
But the much documented relationship between the 32-year-old Scot and Tay Tay was called off this week after a little over a year, presumably because they both had enough material for a few albums or had run out of things to say to each other.
Aside from confirmation of the break up from their respective 'camps', radio silence ensued from both singers until Harris last night tweeted his heartfelt sentiments on the matter:
Hats off to the DJ superstar for showing a little class and refraining from sharing bitter details about how she leaves towels on the floor, screenshots from Tinder or cryptic hashtags referencing Swift's cats.
That said, we can't help but feel the response is a sign the Scot has been somewhat softened by the LA sun, this being a man who once proclaimed he was 'Ready For The Weekend' and repeated the lyric 'I get all the girls' 48 times in one song.
No doubt Calvin's chums from Dumfries - or Doonhamers as they are apparently called - wouldn't stand for this nonsense, where a breakup is usually followed by a trip to 'Spoons to do chilli vodka from a mermaid luge four deep-fried Mars bars to the good.
For your own sake Calvin, put on some weight, get rid of the tan and book a flight home. We'll get you through this.