Singer and former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert has split from his long-term boyfriend, Finnish reality TV star Sauli Koskinen.

On Friday, Lambert told South Florida Gay News: “It’s been kind of on its way out in the last couple of months.”

The pair had been in a relationship since 2010.

Despite some turbulent times, including a fight in 2011 which lead to both being arrested outside a gay bar in Helsinki, Lambert said they would continue to have a close friendship after the breakup.

“Sauli and I remain really good friends, and I know it’s a cliché thing to say. But it’s totally true,” he said. “I just gave him a coffee and bagel earlier today. He’s a great person and we’ve had an amazing couple of years together. Things have just run their course.”

On 29 March GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, announced that Lambert would be honoured with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards in May.

Lambert recently said he didn’t care about what Paris Hilton had to say about gay men. When asked about a controversy involving Hilton, he said: “I’m not touching that one,” he said. “It’s not worth it.”

He was also recently announced as the headline act for Pittsburg’s Pride in the Street festival on 15 June.