Joe Amabile and Kendall Long have called it quits.
The absolute fan-favorite Paradise couple announced that they have ended their relationship after a year and a half.
Here’s their joint statement:
“We have decided mutually to go our separate ways,” the pair wrote in a statement to BachelorNation.com.
“Joe has made the decision to move back to Chicago while Kendall will be remaining in her hometown of Los Angeles.
Our family and friends have always been an extremely important element to who we are as people. We can’t imagine continuing our lives without them closer, especially when thinking of starting a family of our own one day.
We both respect each other’s decision and still have a great deal of love for each other. We appreciate all the love and support everyone has given us throughout our relationship.”
This comes one month after the couple talked about getting engaged to ET.
“We’ve talked about [engagement],” Joe said. “I don’t think either of us are scared of it… I could see it happening in somewhat the near future.”
“Our whole entire relationship is about being engaged…As two people who are mainly afraid of commitment, it makes it so the idea of talking about engagement isn’t scary,” Kendall added.
“It just makes it more fun and we think that it will definitely, possibly happen someday.”
Kendall and Joe first met and fell in love on season five of Bachelor in Paradise.