‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Chris Bukowski and Katie Morton Call it Quits

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Bachelor In Paradise Chris Bukowski and Katie Morgan splitting up
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Apparently, beginning your relationship in paradise is not a precursor to lasting love. Bachelor in Paradise couple, Chris Bukowski and Katie Morton, gave their relationship the old college try, but couldn’t make it last in the long run. The couple, who had their ups and downs throughout the season, announced that they are splitting up.

Chris and Katie both took to Instagram to share the same words about the status of their relationship, agreeing that’s “it’s best to go our separate ways.”

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“One of the many lessons this life has taught us is that it’s okay to be stubborn in the pursuit of happiness,” the post read. “To fight for what is real and good, and that often times the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.”

They continued, “We’ve reached a point in our story where we agree it’s best to go our separate ways. We have chosen to love and respect each other as friends because that’s the base of our relationship, and it’s what is most natural for us. We are incredibly thankful for the support we’ve received from our family, friends and everyone who supported us throughout our journey – from paradise to this moment. We are grateful for everything that we’ve learned in this chapter, and are hopeful for what is to come in life and in love for both of us.”

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One of the many lessons this life has taught us is that it’s okay to be stubborn in the pursuit of happiness. To fight for what is real and good, and that often times the hardest thing and the right thing are the same. We’ve reached a point in our story where we agree it’s best to go our separate ways. We have chosen to love and respect each other as friends because that’s the base of our relationship, and it’s what is most natural for us. We are incredibly thankful for the support we’ve received from our family, friends and everyone who supported us throughout our journey – from paradise to this moment. We are grateful for everything that we’ve learned in this chapter, and are hopeful for what is to come in life and in love for both of us.

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During the show, Katie pushed Chris away in the beginning of their relationship and Chris began to have second thoughts. However, the couple remained together throughout the season finale. It was then that Chris and Katie shared their love for each other and Chris got down on one knee to propose. However, when After the Final Rose aired, the two were rocky at best and fans thought it was over. That’s when Katie took to Instagram following the show and shared that fans could rest easy because the two were still together.

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“It took us a few months to really get our bearings (especially with some exceptional and unexpected challenges),” she wrote in a post. “I know none of you will truly understand why things are the way they are but I ask that you trust me and support me as I navigate this new world of mine. Because I’m happy with me and we are finally happy with us. We have grown so much in our friendship and now in our relationship since that day. Like I said to both of our parents and I will say to you- I can’t promise you this relationship will be perfect (it won’t be/ it isn’t) and I can’t promise we will last forever. Honestly, some relationships don’t last after 20 years and some do, that’s life. But what I can promise you is that I take this seriously, won’t lose myself, I will always try my best, I will always keep it real, and we will have each other’s backs. ”

While Katie hasn’t shared any photos with her beau since her declaration of love, Chris shared a few loving moments of the couple throughout their short relationship. But alas, paradise is just a distant memory for the pair, who will remain friends and continue their separate journey’s apart.

Best of luck to both Chris and Katie.

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As you’ve seen..It’s been the furthest from easy. From the decision to take the leap onto the beach, navigating what was real and staying true to myself, and my world that spun out afterward. None of it has been a walk in the park. BUT I’ve learned, a lot. I’ve learned to be more direct, how to challenge myself and others, I’ve learned that I’m empathetic to a fault, that love languages are so important to understanding others, that self sabotage can be found in many forms, and BOY have I learned what patience looks like. But most of all, I’ve learned that happiness isn’t something to look for in your partner. Your partner can make you laugh but your partner is not responsible for your happiness. Happiness is found within and sharing that with each other is what lights up a room! Communication is the link to everything, which is something we sure did LACK in paradise and shortly after. It took us a few months to really get our bearings (especially with some exceptional and unexpected challenges). I know none of you will truly understand why things are the way they are but I ask that you trust me and support me as I navigate this new world of mine. Because I’m happy with me and we are finally happy with us. We have grown so much in our friendship and now in our relationship since that day. Like I said to both of our parents and I will say to you- I can’t promise you this relationship will be perfect (it won’t be/ it isn’t) and I can’t promise we will last forever. Honestly, some relationships don’t last after 20 years and some do, that’s life. But what I can promise you is that I take this seriously, won’t lose myself, I will always try my best, I will always keep it real, and we will have each other’s backs. Thank you for following us through this journey of hope, faith, all of the next phases of life and more importantly – love ♥️ cheers to an effing INSANE adventure

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