'Bachelor' Couple Chris Soules & Whitney Bischoff Have Officially Split!

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Holy Moly! Even though breakup rumors have surrounded them pretty much ever since they got engaged on The Bachelor, we're still slightly surprised to hear that Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have split, like for reals! OMG, people. I can't take it.


The couple released a joint statement to Us Weekly, saying:

Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement. They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.

Hmm. Sounds pretty standard, at least as far as breakup statements delivered by a third party go.

Man. Again, it's not like this news came out of left field or anything, but given the fact that Whitney and Chris were photographed together looking all happy and in love as early as 8 days ago, we can't help but wonder if they've been pulling a fast one on us all along.

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It's almost like they've been leading us to believe everything was hunky-dory between them for the sake of Chris' stint on Dancing With the Stars, or something. (Wait ... what?)

Of course, now that we know it's really over, we have one burning question on our minds. Um, what the heck happened between them? They seemed fairly well suited for each other (other than Chris appearing more in love with Becca Tilley until she refused to commit to him), so what exactly went wrong?

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Did Chris get too close to his DWTS partner Witney Carson? Or did Whitney realize there was no way she was going to be able to survive life on the farm in Arlington? Or is this simply a case of two people who met and fell in love in a hurry, and then realized they were not right for each other after the fact?

Whatever the case, we wish them both the best for whatever the future has in store.

But for our own sakes, let's hope a tell-all interview with Chris Harrison is in the works for one or both of them. (Inquiring minds want to know.)

Are you surprised that Whitney and Chris broke up?


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