Brad Goreski, Rachel Zoe’s chic-geek assistant, announced recently that he will be leaving Rachel Zoe effective October 1st. The separation was said to be amicable with this statement issued by Goreski:

“I love Rachel and she’s taught me everything I know,” Goreski, 33, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “But there’s a point where either I do it now or I’ll never know what it’s like to spread my wings and soar.” Breaking the news to Zoe about a month ago was nothing short of “major.” “We couldn’t stop hugging and we couldn’t stop crying,” she says. “He did this with such class and elegance. And I get it. I just told him, ‘I’m here for you always.’”

Check out the real, possible reason they split and sexy photos of Brad by Terry Richardson on the next part of the post.

The split was said to be amicable but rumors have started to surface that paints a different picture and that Rachel was jealous and resented Brad’s growing fame. The final straw may have been the huge New York Times profile of Brad during Fashion Week.

According to Rob Schuter over at PopEater, sources say: “Brad was sick of doing all the work while Rachel got all the credit, while Rachel feels used by Brad. She feels as if she taught him everything and the second he got a chance to leave her high and dry he did.”

Amicable or not, I can’t wait to see where Brad’s feet land. Not only is he adorable but he’s also got impeccable style. Good luck Brad!