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After five years together, former star of The Bachelor Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado have split up, the sixth season star confirmed late Wednesday.

The couple got engaged on the show's November 2004 finale, where he proposed in Spanish so her parents, watching at home, could understand.

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That was the high point for them.

Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado first showed signs of a trouble the night after they appeared on a Bachelor reunion episode in November 2007.

She was hauled off by police for assaulting her fiance, punching Velvick in the mouth and being heavily under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Mary was arrested again last November for public intoxication.

Byron Velvick and Mary Delgado had a great, sometimes violent run.

Shortly after the incident, Velvick maintained that they were still happily together, and that "they are just a real couple going through real things."

"Just because you met on a reality show, got engaged on this incredible setting doesn't mean that we're Prince Charming or Beautiful Princess."

NONE of the 13 stars of The Bachelor have married their final rose recipient, although Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney are angling to be the first.

We have a feeling they will officially break The Bachelor curse within the next year or so. We have a hunch there'll be a TV wedding somehow, too.

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Former star of The Bachelor Byron Velvick has gotten past a violent, late-2007 fight that resulted in a jailed, strung-out Mary Delgado mug shot.

"We're going day by day, on our own time," the pro fisherman, 43, says of life with his fiancée in the newest issue of Us Weekly.

Aren't they sweet? Matt Grant, this kind of happiness is what you're up against in your search for love on The Bachelor this spring ...

Byron Velvick, Mary Delgado Photos

These lovely photos show The Bachelor couple in a state of marital bliss. Or at least bliss. No couple from 11 seasons of the show has actually gotten married. None.

The couple, who got engaged after she won the final rose on TV back in 2004, are going strong these days despite a pre-Thanksgiving fight â€" Mary wanted to stay out later, Byron was ready to call it a night â€" that resulted in Delgado being arrested and charged with assault. Naturally. Charges were later dropped.

"You weather through stuff, work harder," Velvick says, "and you come to a better understanding if the love is real.

Adds Mary Delgado: "He's awesome."

Just don't cross her again.

Byron Velvick Biography

Byron Velvick, Mary Delgado Photos Byron Velvick was Bachelor number-six on the ABC reality show. He has since been beat up by the woman he chose to marry on air, Mary... More »
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