Welp, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi have officially gone the way of all but, like, three Bachelor couples: They just announced their breakup.
“It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have decided to end our engagement,” Viall and Grimaldi said in a joint statement. “We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn’t been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other.”
It’s been a little over five months since the finale of The Bachelor aired, showing Viall and Grimaldi getting engaged. They were engaged for about six weeks prior to the episode airing, which means they made it almost seven months, most of which they spent together in Los Angeles, where Viall lives. They’ve also gone to Grimaldi’s hometown of Montreal to see her family several times. Differences in where they wanted to live were a huge point of contention for them when they were on the show, but we don’t know whether that was a factor in their breakup.
After Viall’s bid on Dancing With the Stars post-Bachelor, they kind of stepped out of the spotlight. They were captured several times by the paparazzi on adorable dates all over Hollywood, sometimes just the two of them and sometimes with their famous friends. It looked glam, but a glam life isn’t enough to hold a reality TV relationship together. Sigh.