Bachelor star Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have called off their engagement. The news was announced via Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss as he posted the news on Twitter using the below tweet.
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) May 28, 2015
The official statement released about the break up reads:
Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.
Bachelor host Chris Harrison was upset to hear the news, telling E! News:
I’m truly sorry to learn that Chris and Whitney have ended their engagement. I consider them both friends and will do anything I can to support them during a tough time.
For months, the couple has been subject to break up rumors and stories that their relationship was on the rocks, but, up until just a couple days ago, the two appeared to be very much in love in their social media posts. When Soules was appearing on Dancing With the Stars, at the beginning, Bischoff was cheering him on in the audience. Then, she disappeared from the crowd and Soules explained that she had to work. But, the DWTS fans didn’t see much of Bischoff as the season carried on. This led to speculation that the two were having relationship troubles. A source told Radar Online that Soules is consumed by Hollywood and has been focusing on fame rather than his life in Iowa and his fiancee, so that may have been the demise of their relationship. The source stated:
His ego has grown out of control, and he now has a publicist, and manager! He would love to become known as a host for big events.
Do you think Soules was swept up by the charms of Hollywood or that he’s still the same sweet guy and the relationship just wasn’t meant to be?