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David Cooley, boyfriend call off engagement

David Cooley owns West Hollywood’s The Abbey, which has been open 25 years. Photo: E!

WEST HOLLYWOOD – David Cooley and his fiancee have called off their engagement.

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Cooley, who owns West Hollywood’s The Abbey and The Chapel at the Abbey, announced his engagement to boyfriend Leonet Esparza Osario, on social media in late December. A wedding date was never set.

Cooley, who was vacationing with Osario in Montreal in late September, posted a photo of Osario and the trip on social media.

“Yes, x fiancee do still have fun!,” Cooley wrote on Instagram and Facebook.

It’s unclear when the couple split. Cooley’s spokesman, Brian Rosman, wouldn’t comment.

During one episode of “What Happens at the Abbey,” Cooley and Osario are seen walking hand in hand, but Osario isn’t identified.

RELATED: David Cooley opens The Chapel

The Abbey, which started as a 1,000 square-foot coffee house and has grown into a 14,000 square foot bar-restaurant-club, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

The Chapel’s one-year anniversary is today.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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