If you think all the happy couples in reality TV dating shows seem fake; you’re right. Despite divorce being a common outcome for many marriages, a variety of popular dating shows really make you want to think everything you see on TV is real. [Extreme Arresteted Development voice]: It’s not. Looks like another Bachelor franchise couple has bit the dust. Bachelor in Paradise alums Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone, who got engaged in the series spin-off, have announced that they are splitting up after just eight months of marriage.
The pair released a statement on Friday via Bachelor Nation regarding their marriage:
“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. We are best friends that love and care for each other so deeply. 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.”
The couple fell in love during season five of Bachelor in Paradise. Nielson and Randone were married by the Bachelor host Chris Harrison Nuevo Vallarta in June 2019.
This makes them the first couple from the TV franchise to get a divorce. As a result, they will have to return their complimentary Neil Lane rings that the show gives to every couple who gets engaged.
This news comes just one week after Nielson told Us Weekly how she believes that the franchise is “toxic”.
“It’s so crazy watching [The Bachelor] because it feels like such a toxic environment they’re in. Honestly, I just think it’s really scary…”
The lesson? Maybe don’t get married because you fell in love on a TV show. Falling in love while watching one of these shows? That’s probably fine.