Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins have ended their engagement! The American Idol alum, 24, and her high school sweetheart have got split after enjoying a romantic relationship for six long years.
The pair announced the split with sharing a joint statement on their respective Instagram accounts.
In the statement they released on Monday, January 21, they wrote,
Over the last several years, you have been so supportive of us through all of our ups and downs, including personal struggles with health and family, and we couldn’t be more grateful. You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return.
We want you to let you know that we have decided to call off our engagement. While we still have love for each other, we’ve grown into very different people over the last six years. We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives.
They concluded the posts, revealing that they parted ways amicably with 'love and respect'. They wrote.
We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same. This has not been an easy decision, but we both feel it is the right decision. Thank you always for your love and support.
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Their split comes just three months after the singer and Alex, 23, celebrated their sixth relationship anniversary.
Lauren wrote at the time, "How can it be six years already? We are just getting started. I love you so much Alexander. Happy Anniversary."
Here's the post, check it out.
As we previously reported in July 2018, Lauren and Alex, who began dating in October 2012, announced their engagement, with sharing adorable photos from the romantic proposal.
Lauren captioned a kissing picture of the duo at the time, "Being yours forever has a nice 'RING' to it. WE ARE ENGAGED."
Her then boyfriend-turned-fiancee, meanwhile, wrote,
Ladies and gentleman, may I present to you for the first time, the future Mrs. Lauren Hopkins
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