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'Bachelor In Paradise' Stars Demi Burnett & Kristian Haggerty Announce Separation

Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty are separating.

The Bachelor In Paradise stars, who became the first same-sex couple in the show’s history, made the announcement on Thursday (October 31).

“What has always been at the forefront of our relationship is love and care for one another. Our priority is doing what is best for us. With a heavy heart full of love for one another we have decided it is best for us to take a step back from our relationship. We ultimately want what is best for us in the long run and for us right now, that means being apart and growing individually,” they said in a joint statement on social media.

“We have felt so much love and support from you all as you’ve followed our journey together and for that we are grateful. We will forever be proud of the impact our love story has made and we hope it has helped others feel more accepted and confident within themselves. We hope it reminded others they aren’t alone and don’t need to be ashamed of who they are. And we hope it shows that two people can love one another in different ways and for us right now that is apart. But we remain committed to encouraging each other, supporting each other and continuing forward in a way best for us.”

If you missed it, Demi proposed to Sduring the Bachelor in Paradise finale earlier in the year.

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