Bachelor in Paradise‘s Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone have separated after almost eight months of marriage.
The former couple shared a statement about going their separate ways on Valentine’s Day. “It hurts to announce that at this moment, we have mutually decided to separate. Never did we imagine this scenario, but we’ve come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves,” Nielson and Randone told Bachelor Nation last Friday, February 14.
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“We are best friends that love and care for each other so deeply,” the statement continued. “We’ve appreciated everyone’s love and support so far throughout our journey and we just ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate through this.”
Neilson and Randone got engaged during season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise in 2018. The two tied the knot in Mexico on June 16. Bachelor Nation alums in attendance for the nuptials included Ashley Iaconetti, Jared Haibon, Ben Higgins, Becca Kufrin and Bachelor franchise host Chris Harrison, who officiated the couple’s ceremony.
In August 2019, the twosome shared to Us Weekly that they were ready to start a family. “She let it be known that she’s off birth control, and I didn’t know that,” Randone said to Us Weekly at the time.
Nielson added: “We’re going to spend the rest of the year just detoxing, putting good stuff in our body. We want to start trying for a family at the beginning of the year. So we’re just using the rest of the year to … get situated get our new home [and] take our honeymoon.”
Earlier in February, Nielson told the outlet that she wouldn’t want their children to join The Bachelor franchise. “It’s so crazy watching [The Bachelor] because it feels like such a toxic environment they’re in,” she said at the live taping of Iaconette’s I Don’t Get It podcast. “Honestly, I just think it’s really scary. … It’s more toward this, like, catty environment. I wouldn’t want them in that. … But I totally would be fine with them being in the environment that I was in because that was splendid.”
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