It's all over for Darek Peth and Taylor Nolan! The Bachelor in Paradise stars have called off their relationship one year after meeting and getting engaged on the season 4 of the hit series, multiple sources have confirmed.
In a joint statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 26, the two said,
It is with much sadness that we have decided to end our engagement. We put everything we could into our relationship and are heartbroken to go forward separately, but we know this is the best decision for the both of us. We will still be present in each other’s lives with support, admiration and respect for each other.
30-year-old Derek first competed on season 12 of The Bachelorette in 2016 while 24-year-old Taylor appeared on season 21 of The Bachelor in 2017.
Both of them failed to find love in their respective seasons but the pair hit it off immediately on the Bachelor in Paradise in June 2017.
Derek waited until the reunion show aired in September 2017 to pop the question to Taylor and she happily accepted his proposal.
The couple used to share a lot of photos of on social media sites, documenting their relationship in the past, however, this month, they have both stopped posting photos with each other.
The last picture Taylor posted with his boyfriend was in May, in which the duo appeared to share a passionate kiss on a red carpet in May.
Derek, meanwhile, posted a selfie with his now-ex-girlfriend in April.
The duo's split news comes in the following day ABC announced the cast of Bachelor in Paradise season 5.