In a statement to E!, the couple shared the heartbreaking news, writing, "It's with a great amount of heartbreak for the both of us as we have decided to end our engagement. 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."
This does not come as a huge surprise as the tension between Nick and Vanessa has been rising since Nick's appearance on Dancing With the Stars. Sources revealed exclusively to Life & Style that Nick, 36, had more on his mind than learning the cha-cha.
"Their relationship is super tense right now because Vanessa wants Nick to promote her and help her get attention and make more money,” the source explained at the time. “She’s warned him that if he doesn’t do that, she’ll officially leave him and head back home to Montreal.”
On the After the Final Rose special earlier this year, the special needs teacher opened up about the challenges they were facing.
"We have a very open relationship in terms of communication. We're very honest with each other — I don't sweep anything under the rug, neither does he. And it's been hard," Vanessa confessed onstage. "You know, we live in two different countries, [and we're] starting a relationship where you don't get the chance to see each other every day and do normal things. When we do see each other, it's in a house. I love him, we love each other, but there are days that have been difficult."
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Life & Style also reported that Nick and Vanessa's engagement fell apart shortly after the finale, but the couple decided to stay together in order to cash in on their fame. However, Vanessa, 29, is hating that Nick is getting more attention than her — and she's putting the pressure on him to help launch her acting career, or she's out.
"Vanessa has told Nick repeatedly,” the source continued, “that if he doesn’t help her get more deals, she’ll tell the public their relationship is fake.” The Bachelor curse strikes again...
For a look back at Nick and Vanessa in happier times, check out the gallery below!