Singer Darren Hayes broke the news without telling Jones. Jones said that his understanding was that he and his partner would be taking a break from the band to pursue solo projects.
Jones has started a small production company, while Hayes is launching a solo career and is gearing up to the release of a solo album, provisionally titled 'Spin'.
Jones told The Sydney Morning Herald: "I have always looked at a band like Eurythmics who have had separate careers within a band and we thought we could go along similar lines to that. We've both had a lot of success together. We'll probably have a lot of success independently in the future."
The phrase "yeah, right" comes to mind.