Another Bachelor couple bites the dust. Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have parted ways just two months after The Bachelor season 19 finale, where they got engaged. Mike Fleiss, the creator of The Bachelor, first confirmed the news via Twitter.
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Sad news to report: @souleschris and @whitbisch are no longer engaged…
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) May 28, 2015
“Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement,” a rep said in a statement. “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.”
Since getting engaged on The Bachelor, Soules and Bischoff have been plagued with rumors about their split. Soules, who went on to compete on Dancing with the Stars season 20, was allegedly cheating while Bischoff was reportedly having second thoughts about giving up her career as a fertility nurse in Chicago and moving to Arlington. More breakup speculations were fueled by Bischoff’s absence from the ABC dancing reality competition and the fact that some of Soules’ closest relatives have never even met his finacee.
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Following his stint on Dancing with the Stars where he landed in fifth place, Soules claimed that his relationship with Bischoff is still going strong. “We’re together and we’re in love and we’re handling this like two adults,” Soules revealed to Us Weekly. “She’s got a life too and she’s got a job, and she’s got a career and she’s doing that. She’s got to do what makes her happy…We’re just normal people living a kind of abnormal life for a couple more weeks.”
However, the couple did admit at the time that they have not started planning the wedding and are in no rush to move in together.
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