Ouch!!! This must’ve hurt…

You’ve heard of dumping by text message. Some people even like to do their dirty work via voicemail. But Kill Bill star Vivica A. Fox was dumped in a truly humiliating way last week — by press release.

The actress’s club promoter boyfriend Slimm released a notice announcing that they were “no longer dating ,” to numerous media outlets, without telling her.

The actress — 46 — has been dating Slimm, a co-founder of Atlanta, Georgia-based Plush Blue Entertainment, since January, but the romance has frizzled in recent months, prompting the lanky ATLien to publicly declare that he and Vivica were no longer a couple in an email to the press.

“Hey this is Slimm, unfortunately me  and Vivica are no longer dating. After eight months, it’s time to go our separate ways,” he wrote in a statement released last Wednesday. “In life you can love and have chemistry with a person, but flaws can sometimes outweigh the relationship. Hey this is Slimm,unfortunately me and Vivica are no longer dating. I wish her the best and I know she feels the same. Thanks.”

Slimm — who at 26 is 20 years Vi’s junior — appeared to have had a change of heart just a day later. and followed up on his earlier statement with another media release, in which he apologized for “overreacting instead of letting time take its course.”

“I want to clear the air about the rushed statement released yesterday about Vivica and I breaking up. Sometimes a person may act out of anger. Vivica is an important part of my life and I would never try to hurt her. Thanks for supporting us as we figure things out.”

Fox has brushed off the controversy, insisting it was just one of the “ups and downs”of their relationship.

In her own email to The New York Daily News, Vivica wrote: “Slimm and I r fine! All relationships have their ups and their downs. I’m soo proud that Slimm was man enough to clear up the air. He is a very good man with a great heart!”

This is what happens when you date someone young enough to be your son!!!