(LOS ANGELES) — The Bachelorette’s Emily Maynard and Jef Holm have confirmed the speculation that they’ve broken up.
Maynard, a single mom, says in a statement to People magazine, “I have no regrets because I did find love and shared an incredible journey with a really special person — and you know what, we tried our best because the love between us was so real.”
“I have nothing but respect and love for Jef and his family, but ultimately we are just at different points in our lives,” she added.
In his own statement, Holm says, “Emily and I are great friends and I hope we can continue to be friends forever. Everyone wants a salacious story to break, but the truth is we are just two people who fell in love and tried our hardest to make it work. I will always love her.”
According to E! Online, Holm recently changed his relationship status on Facebook from “engaged” to “single.” On Monday, he re-tweeted a comment that reads, “God has a way to heal your sorrow. God has a way to touch your tomorrow. Trust him.”
Maynard’s last post on Twitter is an Instagram photo depicting the following message: “She is clothed with strength & dignity and laughs without fear of the future.”
Holm and Maynard got engaged on the most recent season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, which aired over the summer.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Media Relations
Lisa Respers France, CNN