That’s what friends are for! Former Bachelor in Paradise star Raven Gates showed support for her best friend Tia Booth after she split from her boyfriend of one year, Cory Cooper. The reality babe announced that she was newly single on October 14 and her closest Bachelor Nation pals rallied to comfort her. Of course, the two Arkansas natives proved that they’re still as close as ever.
“Love you,” Raven simply wrote on Tia’s post, which publicly revealed that she and Cory had gone their separate ways. “Love you, sissy,” she said to reciprocate the admiration.
Raven wasn’t the only franchise alum to reach out to the former contestant from Arie Luyendyk Jr.‘s season. “What matters is HOW HAPPY you are!!!” former BiP cast member Krystal Nielson commented. “Thank you for opening your heart and sharing where the wounds are — ‘It’s in the cracks where the light can finally enter.'” Tia was touched and responded, “Wow, love this and you.”
Blake Horstmann and Bachelor producer Elan Gale also sent a slew of red heart emojis. Taylor Nolan added, “You are not alone,” which had fans worried that she might have also ended things with her boyfriend, whom she still hasn’t identified but calls him “Canada Man.” Caroline Lunny gushed, “Love you both so much … You so classy I love you,” while Elyse Dehlbom from Colton Underwood‘s season noted, “Well, I will say this that is one hell of a dress and you’re one hell of a girl!”
Tia shared the details of her split in a lengthy and candid caption, which accompanied a photo of her smiling in a black gown. “No, I am no longer in a relationship. I am fine. He is fine,” she began. “At this stage of life, we are better as friends. He is a very private person and will freak when he reads this, but I wanted to address it myself.”
She noted that navigating life in the celebrity realm is still something she’s figuring out. “It’s tricky being in the public eye. Social media is a huge platform that allows me to share this highlight reel of my life with SO many people, but when it comes to private matters, it’s not so easy for me to share … especially when another person is involved,” she continued. “At the same time, I want to be vulnerable and real because it’s humbling that all of you take the time to care about what’s going on in my life-the good and the bad. Thank you for the continued love and support.”
It’s great to see that Tia has such a strong network of friends to support her!