After six months of dating, reality TV stars Michelle Money and Cody Sattler have called it quits. The couple who met and fell in love on Bachelor in Paradise announced their breakup via social media on Wednesday.
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Cody, who first appeared on The Bachelorette to compete for Andi Dorfman, posted photo of himself with Michelle on Instagram with the following caption: “First off I just want to say that I have experienced some of the best days of my life these past 6 months! I was blessed to have met and date an amazing woman and her daughter [Brielle], who have made me a better person in all areas of my life. Unfortunately, Michelle and I have decided it was in the best interest for both of us to move on from our relationship. Michelle and Brielle will always hold a special spot in my heart and I wish all the best for them. Michelle is someone I shared a relationship with but also someone I will always respect and consider a lifelong friend.”
The personal trainer also expressed his gratitude to his fans, for the opportunity to go on Bachelor in Paradise and his experiences with single mom Michelle.
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Like Cody, Michelle is no stranger to the ABC reality dating franchise. She first competed for Brad Womack on The Bachelor season 15, where she was billed as the villain. She then joined the cast of the spin-off Bachelor Pad season 2 and in 2014 attempted to find love again on Bachelor in Paradise, where she ended up with Cody in the finale.
Sharing the same photo on Facebook, Michelle announced to the world that she and Cody are no longer togetter. ” I feel very blessed and fortunate to have shared such beautiful memories with such an incredible guy. Bachelor in Paradise was more then I could have imagined. Cody truly has blessed my life and the life of my daughter in more ways than he will ever know. His positive impact on Brielle is something I will forever be grateful for.” she wrote.
“This decision has been a very difficult one to make, to say the least,” Michelle continued. “Especially with all the amazing love and support we have felt from so many fans! I personally want to thank each of you for the encouragement you have given me as a single mom trying to make the right decisions for my daughter and myself. I am so grateful I followed my heart and that it lead me to Cody. He has made me feel so loved and so appreciated. I only wish that it could have ended up the way we had hoped. I wish nothing but happiness and love for Cody!”
Cody and Michelle are not the only ones who found love on Bachelor in Paradise. Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd also lasted until the finale, where they got engaged.
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