Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi Split

Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi Split

Nick Viall & Vanessa Grimaldi Split

In a statement to E!

Vanessa Grimaldi and Nick Viall at the premiere of Disney and Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" in April.

"It's with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have chose to end our engagement", the pair said in a joint statement to the entertainment site.

"It's with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have made a decision to end our engagement", Viall and Grimaldi told ET in a joint statement.

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"Things haven't been ideal, but we're very committed and we love each other, and we're taking one step at a time", Grimaldi, who worked as a special-ed teacher before going on the show, told the Montreal Gazette weeks after the season ended. For many fans of Bachelor Nation, this split comes as no surprise but it's still sad to see them separate.

Added another, "It seemed like from the start, he just did Bachelor to get on Dancing With the Stars". "They tried moving in together and supporting each other at different events, ultimately they just weren't compatible", the source said. The only other "Bachelor" couple to survive is Sean and Catherine Lowe. Ben and Lauren from season 20 called off their engagement recently.

Or, quite possibly, it was the fact that the two met on a reality TV dating show in which Nick dated more than 20 women at the same time in front of millions of prying viewers, a program that's only resulted in two lasting relationships over 21 seasons. Meanwhile, the last three couples from The Bachelorette are still together. Based on Nick and Vanessa's statement, it doesn't sound as if anybody will be flinging any mud despite the end of the engagement. What do you think of The Bachelor's disappointing streak lately?

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