Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi have broken up just five months after fans watched their proposal on The Bachelor finale.
“It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have decided to end our engagement,” Nick and Vanessa told E! News in a statement. “We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn’t been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other.”
According to E! News, the couple has been spending most of their time together in Los Angeles since the show ended.
“We’re just not really spending a lot of time apart,” Nick explained to E! News at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala. “She’s spending a lot of time out here in L.A. and we’ll keep doing that.”
From the $100,000 engagement ring, to the romantic televised proposal in Finland, this relationship seemed like it had all the pieces to make this ending a happily-ever-after.
Now, as the couple goes their separate ways, Bachelor viewers recall that the couple assured fans that they were going to beat the Bachelor curse. But it appears the public scrutiny and Hollywood spotlight took its toll.
“They don’t hide the fact that this is all very new. But they’re putting in the work,” said a source close to the pair. “They want this relationship to succeed.”