The newly single Julia Roberts appeared on David Letterman‘s Late Show Tuesday night and proclaimed that her relationship with actor Benjamin Bratt came “to a kind and tenderhearted end,” The Associated Press reports.
“My only regret is that the media can’t accept that it’s tenderhearted and kind,” she said.
The Academy Award-winning actress, speaking publicly for the first time on the relationship’s end, had only fond things to say about her ex-beau of four years.
“OK, here’s the thing: I love Benjamin. He’s a good man, he’s a fine man. He is, to the exultation of the female single population, not my man anymore,” she said.
Roberts, 33, did not give even a hint as to why the couple went their separate ways, but explained their parting was “not ugly; not because of anyone else.”