PARTY-boy Ivano Cafolla is back on the market after a shock split with his long-term girlfriend, Sarah Carty.
The Diary can reveal the popular man about town and the mother of his first born, Sofia, have decided to go their separate ways.
The once loved-up couple, who welcomed their eight-month-old daughter into the world last summer, had been expected to announce news of their engagement this year.
But instead the pair, who first met on a night out in the summer of 2008, shocked pals by announcing that they were splitting up.
DJ and party organiser Ivano (27) who moved into an upmarket apartment in Sandyford with his accountant girlfriend last year, insisted that it was a difficult time for him and his family and said that he would not be commenting on the split.
"I have absolutely no comment to make on that. It's my personal life and there's a baby involved. It's not something I want to discuss," he added.
However, close friends of the couple say that the Dublin socialite has been left devastated by the split.
"Ivano really thought that Sarah was the one and he's very upset that it hasn't worked it out," said an insider.
"There was no-one else involved, it just didn't work out. It's as simple as that."