“Bachelor in Paradise” couple Krystal Nielson and Chris “Goose” Randone have separated, making theirs the first marriage of “The Bachelor” franchise to break up.
On Valentine’s Day, the pair, who met on Season 5 of ABC’s “The Bachelor in Paradise,” announced plans to split after eight months of marriage.
“It hurts to announce that at this moment, we have mutually decided to separate. Never did we imagine this scenario, but we’ve come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves,” reads the statement from the couple, which they shared Friday on Bachelor Nation, the official website from the producers of “The Bachelor” franchise.
“We are best friends that love and care for each other so deeply. We’ve appreciated everyone’s love and support so far throughout our journey and we just ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate through this,” they continued.
The two got married on June 16, 2019 at Vidanta Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, where they had their first date and exchanged their first “I love you.” Their wedding was televised on Season 6 of “Paradise.”
Despite the “Bachelor” franchise’s goal for couples to get engaged at the end of each season, there haven’t been that many actual marriages over the course of the show’s long history. It’s more common for couples to get engaged at the end of their season and break up before actually tying the knot — or for couples to stay together at the end of their season but choose not to get engaged. There are also several “Bachelor” proposals that have yet to produce a wedding date. Flare has a pretty exhaustive breakdown where all of the current “Bachelor” relationships stand.
“Bachelor” couples who actually have gotten married include Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney of “The Bachelor” Season 13; Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter of “The Bachelorette” Season 1; Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum of “The Bachelorette” Season 7; Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried of “The Bachelorette” Season 9; Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert of “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 2; Carly Waddell and Evan Bass of “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 3; Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham of “The Bachelor” Season 21; Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon of “Bachelor in Paradise” Seasons 2 and 3; and of course, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici of “The Bachelor” Season 17.