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How long does it take for dreams of young love die? Approximately eleven days, it seems, if you're crooner-spawn Kimberly Stewart and barely-legal Laguna Beach star Talan Torriero, whose passionate engagement has disintegrated into heartbreak.

Stewart's representative notes that the two began dating a matter of weeks ago, and a joint statement released by the couple's representatives noted, "It is better to have a brief engagement than a short marriage."

So sad, yet so true. Just like it's better to kill a stupid puppy than to watch it run into oncoming traffic.

Stewart, 'Laguna' Star Call Off Wedding [CNN]
Earlier: Celebrity Weekly Showdown: Kimberly Stewart Engaged to Talan of Laguna Beach