The star of Making a Murder had made a decision about his love life.
And it's one that should not come as much of a surprise to anyone.
Steven Avery and Lynn Hartman are no longer engaged.
It was only a couple weeks ago when the Wisconsin native, who rose to fame as the subject of the aforementioned Netflix documentary, announced that he was set to marry Hartman.
The proposal and its acceptance were confirmed at the time by Avery's attorney, who wrote in a statement:
"Steven Avery's engagement to Lynn is one bright spot in an otherwise unbelievably tragic and unfair life story. Cheers to both of them."
Avery was falsely convicted of rape and attempted murder in 1985 at the age of 22.
He served 18 years of a 32-year sentence prior to being exonerated due to new DNA evidence…
... only to be arrested just two years later for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.
Avery, now 54 years old, was convicted of that murder in 2007 and has been serving time at Waupun Correctional Institute ever since.
So, what happened between him and Hartman?
According to Avery's friend and former fiancée, Sandra Greenman, via Facebook, the latter has turned out to be nothing but a gold digger.
"I have a statement that I need passed around to groups," Greenman wrote yesterday, adding:
"Steve called me two times tonight and wants everyone to know that Lynn and him are done. She has been in this relationship for money and publicity. His eyes are finally opened!!!"
Greenman went on cite allege proof of Hartman's greed and deceit:
"Lynn received at least $5000 from Dr. Phil, and he thinks more. She got another $1000 for doing other shows. She also wanted to be on as many as possible."
We're stunned that Hartman was not truly in love with Avery.
And Greenman STILL wasn't done slamming Hartman.
"She is a golddigger," the Facebook rant continued. "He wants someone to contact Dr Phil before Mon. show annd (sic) let him know she was only in the relationship for money. I checked and doublechecked with him to make very sure he wanted this put on and he said very much so."
Avery's niece, Carla Chase, also released a statement on behalf of her uncle and the rest of their family.
It was a bit more diplomatic in explaining what happened between the convicted killer and Hartman.
"These things happen. Bumps in the road... but we carry on holding our heads high," she wrote.
"We appreciate your concerns & desire to discuss recent developments regarding Steven, but it's once again time to move forward. We're opening this thread and this one alone, to discuss Dr. Phil's airing of Lynn and Steven today and tomorrow, and will be closing discussion on all other posts relating to Lynn.
This thread will also be closed sometime this week...Please be respectful to all members & remember that we are here to support the guys.. Thank you for your continued support & we will get thru this together as a extended family. Love you all."
Hartman met Avery after she began writing.
In a teaser for their interview with Dr. Phil, Hartman told the sell-out of a therapist that the two exchanged “I love you’s” after hearing each other’s voice on the phone for the first time. to him earlier this year.
Avery - who called in to the show for his segment - confessed his love with Hartman is nothing like he's ever felt. Ever.
"I haven't been in love my whole life. It's not the same as the others. Everything is all different with her."
But that was then. And this is sadly now.
The relationship is over.