Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone have called it quits.
The Bachelor In Paradise couple who got married last year is splitting up and walking away from the romance that everyone thought would survive.
The two met on Season 5 of Bachelor In Paradise and got engaged that season.
Nielson and Randone tied the knot on Season 6 on Bachelor In Paradise, showing the contestants that love is possible on the reality show.
But now, the two are calling it quits and ending what had been the perfect romance story of the show’s 6-year history.
Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone give a reason for the split
The two released a statement about the split, revealing that they were breaking up because they needed to work on themselves.
“It hurts to announce that at this moment, we have mutually decided to separate. Never did we imagine this scenario, but we’ve come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves. We are best friends that love and care for each other so deeply. We’ve appreciated everyone’s love and support so far throughout our journey and we just ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate through this,” the couple said in their joint statement to Bachelor Nation on Friday.
The couple lived in San Diego, California, where Chris moved after the two got engaged to be with Krystal. They shared Krystal’s two dogs, Wayne and Chucky.
They had no kids together.
Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone posted about fertility issues a month ago
The split comes as a surprise to their followers, who were convinced the two were happy together.
One of the last photos of them together was posted on Christmas, showing the two posing for a fun photo with their dogs.
Then, in January 2020, Krystal posted about their fertility struggles, revealing that she had learned that her AMH levels were very low. In other words, she has fewer viable eggs than average for her age.
Even though this post was an advertisement for fertility services, it definitely confused their fans. This post was made almost a month before their statement about their split.
As Monsters & Critics has previously reported, Chris and Krystal got married in the same location where they had their first date a year prior.
While Krystal and Chris were fan favorites from the beginning, Krystal had been the villain on Season 22 of The Bachelor.
Bachelor In Paradise returns this summer on ABC.