So sad! Bachelor in Paradise exes Joe Amabile (a.k.a. Grocery Store Joe) and Kendall Long reacted to their split with cryptic posts on Instagram. The former couple is still following each other on social media, and the Chicago native even sweetly commented on the California babe’s photo. The reality pair announced their breakup after a year of dating on January 29 with a joint statement to BachelorNation.com.
“Never gave her the photo credit when we were dating, so it’s only fair,” Joe, 33, wrote on Instagram after their split was announced and tagged Kendall, 27, with a camera emoji. The blonde beauty did not like or comment on the photo, but plenty of other Bachelor Nation alums did.
“Hahaha caption on point,” Blake Horstmann wrote. Chris Randone echoed the sentiment with two laughing emojis. Dancing With the Stars pro Alan Bersten added a broken heart emoji. “We need to get you some wireless headphones,” former Paradise contestant Clay Harbor joked.
As for Kendall, she posted something a bit more reflective. “When you can’t control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is,” she captioned two photos of her smiling in a vineyard. Joe “liked” the series of snapshots and reminisced, “Way too much wine that day.”
Although they appear to be on good terms, fans aren’t quite ready to accept their split. “I hope you two end up together,” one person responded to Joe’s comment. “You two were my favorite couple in all the seasons of any show in the Bachelor franchise. America watched u fall genuinely in love,” someone else added. “You’re both amazing people,” a separate user gushed.
Joe and Kendall cited distance as a big reason behind their split. “Joe has made the decision to move back to Chicago while Kendall will be remaining in her hometown of Los Angeles. Our family and friends have always been an extremely important element to who we are as people. We can’t imagine continuing our lives without them closer, especially when thinking of starting a family of our own one day,” their statement read.
Sigh, another one bites the dust.