Bachelor in Paradise Couple Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth End Engagement

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Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth‘s love story seemed like one for the ages. They met on season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise and quickly hit it off, starting a serious relationship while on the show and then getting engaged during the after-show special. All signs were pointing to the fact that they’d be saying ‘I do’ in the near future, but, unfortunately, that won’t be happening, as the reality stars just announced that they mutually decided to end their engagement.

The 24- and 30-year-old released a statement explaining their decision to split.

“It is with much sadness that we have decided to end our engagement,” they tell E! News. We put everything we could into our relationship and are heartbroken to go forward separately, but we know this is the best decision for the both of us. We will still be present in each other’s lives with support, admiration and respect for each other.”

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The former couple didn’t give an exact reason for the breakup, but distance could’ve definitely played a factor. Derek moved to New York City for a new job in December and Taylor lives across the in Seattle. They tried to see each other as often as possible, but a long-distance relationship can put a strain on even the strongest of couples.

Tay is reportedly “doing well in Seattle with the support of her family nearby.”