The Bachelor couple Matt Agnew and Chelsie McLeod have announced their shock split just weeks after the finale of the dating show aired.
The couple announced the break-up in separate posts on their Instagram pages.
Agnew said the six month’s since filming ended had been a “very unique experience” but said their relationship didn’t “translate” into the outside world. “Chels and I have made some beautiful memories together that I’ll always cherish, and I wish her nothing but the absolute best. However, it’s with a heavy heart that I write this. For Chels and me, our relationship hasn’t translated from filming to the real, every day world as we had hoped.” Matt described McLeod as a “very special woman” and hoped she would find the “happiness she deserves”.
The astrophysicist added that there was no other romantic interest in his life at the moment. “For those who may wonder if there’s someone else for me right now, there absolutely is not,” he said. “It’s no one’s fault, it’s just life.”
McLeod took to her own Instagram to share multiple pictures of her and Agnew throughout the show while also thanking everyone for their “support and kind words”. She said it has been an “incredibly exciting, rewarding, challenging, and emotional journey”.
“Matt showed me what it was like to be respected in a relationship and I am so thankful for that,” McLeod said. “However, it saddens me to say that we are no longer together. I wish him nothing but the best. I’m sorry to those that were invested in our relationship.” She reminded her followers to be kind to others online as they “don’t know what is going on behind the screen”.
The Bachelor runner up Abbie Chatfield has also commented on the break up announcement after reportedly being tagged in a number of posts about the situation. In a statement posted to her Instagram, Chatfield asked people to stop involving her in the situation, saying it “isn’t fair” on any of them. “I’ve been tagged in a lot of comments this morning on posts about Matt and Chelsie’s relationship ending. Some of you are saying it’s ‘my shot’, others are saying that he’s done a Blake Garvey. None of this is fair on Chelsie, Matt or me.”
“My contact with Matt ended when I walked away from hi, at finale, and I am good friends with Chelsie and love her very much.” She said the comments being made were unnecessary and made it clear she is in no way involved in their split. “Matt and Chels are great humans and I want them both to be happy.”
The couple’s split comes six months after the finale was filmed and just two months after they went public with their relationship.
Written by: Zoe Kanlis
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