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Bachelor in Paradise’s Maurissa and Riley Split, End Engagement

Three months after their proposal aired on season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise, Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian have called it quits.

“We have decided to mosey our separate ways. By no ability did we factor in this, but we’ve with regards to a degree where we both must work on ourselves,” Gunn, 25, and Christian, 32, told Folks in a joint statement on Monday, January 24. “We’ve liked everybody’s like and assist up to now at some point soon of our scoot and we honest inquire of that you just please appreciate our privateness as we navigate through this.”


Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn.
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News of their spoil up comes after Bachelor Nation seen the Bachelor season 24 contestant eliminated most stylish photos with Christian from her Instagram profile. Gunn also shared a video with out her engagement ring, a supportive reward from her sister and a cryptic quote that be taught, “All that glitters is now now not gold.”

Followers watched the Bachelorette season 16 alum pop the ask on the October 2021 finale of the Mexico spinoff.

“I didn’t even enlighten he was going to indicate at all,” Gunn admitted to Us in an weird publish-finale interview with Christian. “The whole time we were standing there, I’m treasure, ‘OK, effectively, I’m about to be embarrassed, we’re about to tear out together.’ … I told him the night time sooner than. I was treasure, ‘It’s now now not indispensable what I must be with you, I assist your decision, treasure, we can mosey away together.’ I honest didn’t desire to tear out on a podium and safe embarrassed. I’m treasure, ‘Stop we honest mosey away together now in narrate for you to mosey away?’”

Christian, meanwhile, told Us that he knew he was going to set a Neil Lane ring on Gunn’s finger after their in a single day date.

“It wasn’t too prolonged after the fantasy suites. I said [on the episode that] I had some things to, treasure, take into sage, which I did because I mean, having a family, being engaged is every little thing that I ever wished,” he told Us at the time. “So obviously I must pick my time and manufacture the choice, but, you already know, it didn’t pick too noteworthy time. I regarded because it. I got it out and it was sport time.”

Following the relate, the twosome were in a prolonged-distance relationship, splitting their time between New York Metropolis and Atlanta.

“I’m fashion of flying from side to side to New York, but in a roundabout scheme, I’m going to safe myself out here,” Gunn told Us at the time. “After which wedding, little one!”

Season 7 of BiP also included Joe Amabile proposing to Serena Pitt and Mari Pepin-Solis accepting a proposal from Kenny Braasch.

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