Last season's stars of The Bachelor, Lt. Andy Baldwin and his chosen lady, social worker Tessa Horst, have confirmed that they have broken off their engagement.
But not their bond with each other.
"We are very much in love and committed to our relationship," the couple said in a joint statement to People.
"With the possibility of reassignment to a new location, we decided it was not the ideal time for Tessa to uproot herself and move out [to Hawaii] right now. Our relationship continues to deepen, and we're very hopeful about our future."
At the ABC party during the Television Critics Association press tour in late July, Andy Baldwin, 30, said that the San Francisco-based Tessa Horst, 26, was due to move to Hawaii, where Baldwin is posted, that month.
Andy and Tessa got together after he picked her over Bevin Powers on the May 21 finale of their season on the matchmaking program.
At the time, Horst said, "Andy brings light into any room and just lights up the room. His smile and his warmth just make him so great to be around."
About his station in Hawaii, Andy Baldwin said:
"I know that I have a year left and I may have the option of a three-year tour. There is also the option of a position in California. There is also a chance of me going back to finish my residency training. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I am a firm believer that this happened in my life for a reason. Tessa came onto the show for a reason, and it is like a dream come true."
The next season of The Bachelor will begin on ABC September 24. Here's hoping Brad Womack has better luck... and is slightly less of a tool.
Either way, at least the Sports Gal will share her hilarious opinions!