It seems like The Bachelorette‘s Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya will not be getting their happily ever after. Six months after their engagement was announced — and just weeks after denying their rumored split — they have officially announced their breakup. “To those who have supported Nayte and I, including Bachelor Nation, I know I speak for the both of us when saying having a relationship in the public eye has not been easy,” Michelle, 29, wrote on her Instagram Story on June 17. “I’m suffering to mention that Nayte and I will be able to be going our separate techniques however I stand with him in realizing the heaviness this is found in either one of our hearts as this dating has been very actual for us.”
The fifth-grade trainer, who’s on a hiatus from educating, went on to handle Nayte without delay. “To you, Nayte, you quickly became my best friend and the love I have for you is incredibly strong. I will never stop wanting to see you succeed,” she stated. “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 posted a lengthier message on his personal Instagram Story. “When we both started this journey, we were looking for our Soulmates. Our forever. Our best friends. However, as we grow and learn, we also realize that sometimes somebody that you hold dear to your heart isn’t somebody that you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with,” the 27-year-old started.
He subsequent made positive something was once transparent: Everything between him and Michelle was once actual. “We genuinely fell in love, and we genuinely became each other’s best friends,” he famous ahead of announcing he’ll all the time cheer Michelle on. He went on to mention the “emotions” and “heartbreak” are “real.” He ended his message through thanking any person who has supported him and Michelle since they fell in love on Season 18 of The Bachelorette and requested folks to provide them each privateness as they heal going ahead.
Michelle and Nayte were given engaged within the Dec. 2021 finale of Michelle’s Bachelorette season after she picked him over touring nurse Brandon Jones. Nayte popped the query with a home made, pear-shaped diamond “set with 46 round brilliant cut diamonds and two tapered baguette diamonds” that was once simply above 3 carats, according to People.
“Michelle, the very first night I met you, I knew right then and there that we had a connection that I wanted to hold onto,” Nayte sweetly instructed Michelle ahead of making her his bride-to-be. “The second night that we were together, we talked about running away together. I’m standing in front of you right now and the feelings are the same — I want to run away with you. I want to run away to forever with the woman that I’ve come to love. This amazingly, crazy, loud kind of love. Through this journey, you’ve shared a lot of vulnerable sides of your past. I know that you’ve felt unseen at times and I want to let you know that I am completely prepared, willing and ready to make sure that you are always chosen first, seen, now, today, tomorrow and for the rest of our lives. I love you, Michelle.”
Nayte and Michelle nonetheless apply each and every different on Instagram as of this writing and nonetheless seem on each and every different’s pages. Nate’s final submit of Michelle (noticed above) was once for her birthday on June 4. “Happy birthday to this special woman right here!” he wrote along a number of lovely pictures with the Minnesota local. “I admire how strong and caring you are. You have a heart of gold and I appreciate you for so much, Michelle. Can’t wait to see what this year brings you.”
Meanwhile, Michelle final posted about Nayte in April with a photograph of them hugging. “I hear hugging increases serotonin levels…or at least keeps you warm,” she captioned the image.
While it’s by no means excellent information to look a Bachelor franchise couple cut up, it is helping that they’ve made it transparent they had been on excellent phrases.