The Bachelorette stars Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya have decided to go their separate ways less than a year after getting engaged. Continue reading further to learn the reason behind their breakup.
Michelle and her fiancé Nayte have broken up
Young and Nayte got engaged during the most recent season of The Bachelorette, and now they have called it quits. The pair confirmed the news of their split on social media.
Michelle issued a statement regarding her breakup from Nayte on the social media platform Instagram. She posted a lengthy note on her Instagram Story that read, “To those who have supported Nayte and I, including Bachelor Nation, I know I speak for the both of use when saying having been in the public eye has not been easy.”
The 29-year-old further added, “I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I will be going our separate ways but I stand with him in knowing that heaviness that is present in both of our hearts as this relationship has been very real for us.”
What did Michelle have to say to Nayte?
In addition to this, Michelle also had a few things to say about Nayte and she said, “To you Nayte, you quickly became my best friend and the love I have for you in incredibly strong. I will never stop wanting to see you succeed.”
Young concluded by saying, “I will always acknowledge and appreciate the adventures, support, and growth both Nayte and this experience have brought me. At the same time, I’m deeply hurting and will need time and space to work through this heartbreak.”
Nayte told the fans that he realized Young was not the person for him
On the other hand, Okuloya also put up a statement on his Instagram Story about his split from Michelle. Nayte started by saying, “When we started this journey, we were looking for our soulmates. Our Forever. Our Best Friends. However, as we grow and learn that sometimes somebody that you hold dear to your heart isn’t somebody that you are meant to spend the rest of your life with.”
Nayte continued, “Michelle and I are going to move forward separately. Hearts are heavy, emotions are high and we are dealing with the best way we can…Michelle and I are naturally private people, and when it comes to this breakup, we will continue being so.”
He added, “We genuinely fell in love, and we genuinely became each other’s best friends. Michelle and I will always cheer each other on, but moving forward, we will be cheering from a distance.”
Nayte went on to say, “To the public who has supported these two complete strangers on your television screen, we appreciate you so much. Our relationship may have developed in the public eye, and we know this news will bring a lot of mixed reactions, but please remember that this is real.”
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