The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, we was broke up

I'd like to know if "we was broke up" in the following excerpt from The Great Gatsby, chapter 9, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, means "it broke our heart" or "we were separated", "we severed all links with"?

"He come out to see me two years ago and bought me the house I live in now. Of course we was broke up when he run off from home but I see now there was a reason for it. He knew he had a big future in front of him. And ever since he made a success he was very generous with me."

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It means they were separated.