GUNS N' ROSES/SIXX: A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba and his girlfriend, Australian model and actress Nicky Whelan, have split up, according to the Herald Sun.Ashba confirmed the pair where no longer an item via Twitter. "After 10 amazing months together, Nicky and I have decided to part ways. I have nothing but love and respect for her and wish her nothing but happiness and success in life," the musician wrote. He added on Facebook: "Sometimes in life the right things to do are always the hardest ..." In a May 2011 interview with the Herald Sun, Ashba stated about Whelan, "I had really given up on love when I met Nicky. "I had a vision of finding that one person, falling in love and living happily ever after but after years in L.A., in my mind I started to really doubt it. I've been screwed over like the next guy many, many times. It was hard for me to trust it. "But she came in and took a broken soldier and gave me a lot of love. She taught me there is a lot of unconditional love out there, still."