The reality star announced the break up in his column for GuysLikeU.com, saying they both wanted different things from life but there is nothing but respect and love between them.
Austin said he'd remain involved in British-born Jake's family's life, including being godfather to two of Jake's young nephews.
"I love my British family to death, and nothing will change that," wrote Austin. "Jake is very aware that I will still be a huge presence in their lives. Luckily, things are amicable, and possibly in the future if we can reconcile our differences, neither one of us has eliminated the possibility of getting back together."
"I wish Jake nothing but happiness in his life. I want him to smile, laugh, live and love!"
Austin followed up on Twitter by saying: "I still love @Jakelees69 and he is a great man! We have spoken many times and I think he still loves me. #Peaceful #BestForEachOther."
Jake tweeted: "Thanks to everyone for the support. And give it a minute to all the gays who friend requested me."
We first met Jake when Austin was in the Celebrity Big Brother house in September 2015. Towards the end of the show, family and friends of the housemates were allowed to enter the compound to see their loved ones, but in a twist, a glass wall separated everyone.
Jake had said: "I miss him so much! Austin, I love you so much. You've done brilliantly. I'm so glad you're the last American in there. I love you so much. I'm here for you on the other side. Just give it your best shot."
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