Former “Bachelorette” Michelle Young and fiancé Nayte Olukoya affirm they’ve broken up simply weeks after denying rumors of a break up. 

“To those that have supported Nayte and I, together with Bachelor Nation, I do know I converse for the each of us when saying having a relationship within the public eye has not been straightforward,” Young, 29, wrote Friday on her Instagram Story.

“I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I might be going our separate methods however I stand with him in figuring out the heaviness that’s current in each of our hearts as this relationship has been very actual for us.”

The schoolteacher-turned-reality star then addressed her now-ex straight. 

“To you, Nayte, you shortly turned my greatest good friend and the love I’ve for you is extremely sturdy. I’ll by no means cease desirous to see you succeed,” she wrote.

Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya on "The Bachelorette" Season 18 finale
The pair acquired engaged on the “Bachelorette” Season 18 finale in December 2021.
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“I’ll all the time acknowledge and respect the adventures, assist, and progress each Nayte and this expertise have introduced me. At the identical time, I’m deeply hurting and will want time and house to work via this heartbreak.”

For his half, Olukoya instructed followers that he realized Young was not the particular person he’s “imply to spend the remainder of [my] life with.” 

He additionally defined that he hopes to navigate their break up privately — even supposing many followers of the “Bachelor” franchise have been invested of their relationship for months. 

Michelle Young's Instagram Story breakup announcement
Young detailed her choice to name it quits in an Instagram Story submit.

“Michelle and I are going to maneuver ahead individually. Hearts are heavy, feelings are excessive, and we’re coping with this one of the simplest ways we are able to,” he wrote. “Michelle and I are naturally personal folks, and on the subject of this breakup, we’ll proceed being so.”

Still, he famous that he and Young are grateful for the general public assist they’ve obtained all through their short-lived journey as a pair. 

“To the general public who has supported these two full strangers in your tv display, we respect you a lot,” Olukoya wrote, although he advised that followers ought to suppose twice earlier than expressing any destructive opinions in regards to the pair’s choice to half methods. 

Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya
“The feelings are actual. The heartbreak is actual,” Olukoya mentioned of the break up in an announcement of his personal.
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“Our relationship might have developed within the public eye, and we all know this information will deliver a number of combined reactions, however please do not forget that that is actual,” he wrote.

“The feelings are actual. The heartbreak is actual. And that we’re actual. We’re human beings going via a breakup, and everyone knows breakups are tough. So we’re asking that you just enable us our privateness in order that we are able to mend our hearts within the privateness of our personal lives.”

The duo is looking it quits simply weeks after Young shut down speculation of a split. Rumors swirled on-line when social media sleuths seen that her 3.2-carat Neil Lane engagement ring was lacking.

Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya
Young shut down hypothesis of a breakup simply weeks in the past.
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“OK, I sometimes don’t come on right here and handle a majority of these issues, however as a result of I obtained SO many messages about it … There is a video circulating of me on a rooftop this weekend and I’m not sporting my engagement ring,” Young mentioned in a collection of Instagram Story movies. 

“To the one who is paying shut sufficient consideration to catch that second,” she continued, “you additionally should be paying shut sufficient consideration to see one among my good associates briefly take away my engagement ring to strive it on and then place it again on my finger.”

The “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast co-host and her ultimate rose recipient acquired engaged throughout the “Bachelorette” Season 18 finale in December 2021.

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