Rumours have been circulating for weeks over the status of Angie Kent and Carlin Sterritt’s relationship, but now — it’s officially over.
The couple fell in love on the set of The Bachelorette last year, but almost a year since their romance began, both have shared a statement to their Instagram Stories confirming the breakup.
“There’s been a lot of speculation and rumours about the status of my relationship with Carlin,” Kent said.
“We have not wanted to confirm until this point because there have been much bigger issues going on in the world and we’ve both been taking space to think about what we really want.
“Matters of the heart are extremely difficult and I’m sad to say that Carlin and I have broken up.”
Kent has asked her fans to respect their decision and asked for privacy while they both adjust.
“I appreciate everyone’s concern and the investment that many of you made into the show and our story, but this is real life and we both need privacy and time to heal,” she said.“I just want to put the rumours to bed and to clarify so that questions stop.
“Please remember we are both human beings like everyone else, so be kind if you do choose to leave comments or messages.
“Words can be very hurtful — and compound already very difficult times.”
Following Angie’s post, Sterritt posted a series of videos on his Instagram Story explaining that he has been struggling with his mental health which contributed to the reality TV pair ending their relationship.
“It is true that Angie and I have gone our separate ways. But it’s for the best for us individuals and I simply just wanted the best for her and best for me.”
“As some people already knew from previous posts, my mental health had taken a bit of a left turn and I just simply wasn’t the best version of myself and wasn’t able to give the best version of me to Angie.”
He added to everyone to be good to one another.
“Please just be kind,” he said.
Last month the pair unfollowed each other on Instagram which caused speculation between fans that they have split.
They also stopped posting photos of each other on the platform and are currently living in different cities.
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