The Bachelorette’s Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya debuted their status as Bachelor Nation’s newest engaged couple

Each half of the former couple posted a story on Friday, June 17 that announced their split.

Young noted that “having a relationship in the public eye has not been easy,” while Olukoya sadly indicated

When we both started this journey, we were looking for our Soulmates. Our forever. 

The two each highlighted how “real” the relationship was. 

Olukoya, meanwhile, asked fans to keep in mind how real it was, noting that they are

Olukoya, meanwhile, asked fans to keep in mind how real it was, noting that they are

Similarly, Olukoya asked for “privacy so that we can mend our hearts.”

Prior to their breakup statements, there hadn’t been obvious signs that the end was coming.

Prior to their breakup statements, there hadn’t been obvious signs that the end was coming.