Bachelorette alum Becca Kufrin addressed her split from fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen in a statement on “The Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast on Tuesday, September 1, weeks after news broke about their decision to call it quits following a two-year engagement.
Kufrin, 30, acknowledged the news of their uncoupling wasn’t “going to come as a shock to anyone” during her tearful explanation. “After many conversations, we came to this decision. It wasn’t something that we just arrived at one night,” she explained. “It wasn’t based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else’s opinions or comments. There’s much more to it. To any relationship, there [are] a lot of layers, and it’s not for me to divulge details. It’s no one’s business other than what I’m telling you right now.”
The Bachelor Nation starlet and Yrigoyen, 31, have “finally come to terms with” the fact they are no longer together, and she is “so grateful” they were able to enjoy “two-plus years” together.
“Just because we’ve arrived at this decision now doesn’t take away all of the years and the countless memories that we’ve made together,” Kufrin added. “I will always look back at this time in my life with so much gratitude and love.”
The B the Label designer repeated the sentiment while announcing their split on Instagram the same day. “With a heavy heart, Garrett and I have come to the loving conclusion to end our engagement. All that we will share is that we still have nothing but love and respect for one another even though we’ve decided to go down our own separate paths,” Kufrin captioned a smiling photo of the pair. “While we’ve arrived at this point, it doesn’t diminish the countless, amazing memories made together. we hope that everyone can allow us grace, respect and the time to heal our hearts as we navigate this next chapter in our lives.”
Fans have been wondering about the season 14 couple’s relationship status ever since the duo became subject of breakup rumors. Kufrin and Yrigoyen’s lack of outings together over the summer fueled speculation they parted ways, and eagle-eyed followers also took notice that she stopped rocking the dazzling diamond ring he proposed to her with in recent social media posts.
When Yrigoyen, 31, got rid of the “Becca Spills” reel from his Instagram profile, some fans felt the writing was on the wall because it featured videos of the two throughout the course of their romance.
Back in June, Kufrin addressed Yrigoyen’s social media post about the “Thin Blue Line,” a pro-police slogan associated with the Blue Lives Matter movement.
“Garrett is my fiancé, and I love him and to his core. I believe that he is a good person. What he posted … I don’t align with and I don’t agree with,” she shared. Kufrin said it “was the wrong time and message and sentiment” following George Floyd’s death.
In his caption, Yrigoyen explained where he was coming from. “We can’t judge an entire group of people by the actions of a few,” the message read. “We can’t judge the peaceful protesters by the actions of the few violent protesters and we sure can’t judge all cops by the actions of a few bad ones.”
Kufrin and Yrigoyen got engaged in August 2018 after forming a strong connection on the show, and now their love story has come to an end.
Even though the stars are no longer together, it looks like they will still be amicable post-split.