Hawaii’s Bachelor Lt. Andy Baldwin and fiancee Tessa Horst have called off the engagement, according to In Touch Weekly.
“When the fantasy wore off and the reality set in, we both realized that we weren’t ready to be engaged,” Andy reveals exclusively to In Touch. “We’re taking things much slower.”
Tessa, 26, and Andy, 30, called off their engagement after a therapist suggested they do so. As of now, the relationship is still on, but social worker Tessa has postponed plans to move from San Francisco to Hawaii, where Navy doctor Andy is stationed.
“We are very much in love and committed to our relationship,” the couple continued in their statement. “With the possibility of reassignment to a new location, we decided it was not the ideal time for Tessa to uproot herself and move out [to Hawaii] right now. Our relationship continues to deepen, and we’re very hopeful about our future together.”
Andy also addressed his station in Hawaii: “I know that I have a year left and I may have the option of a three-year tour. There is also the option of a position in California. There is also a chance of me going back to finish my residency training. I am a firm believer that everything happened for a reason, and I am a firm believer that this happened in my life for a reason. Tessa came onto the show for a reason, and it is like a dream come true.”
Trivia tidbit: Of the 10 couples the ABC reality show has brought together, only two (season six’s Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado, and season seven’s Charlie O’Connell and Sarah Brice) are still together.