Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff Split; 'Bachelor' Stars End Engagement

The "Bachelor" stars announced their engagement in March.

ByLESLEY MESSER
May 28, 2015, 2:33 PM

— -- It's a sad day for "Bachelor" fans.

Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have ended their engagement, ABC News has confirmed.

"Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," his rep said in a statement. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey."

The news was first confirmed by "Bachelorette" executive producer Mike Fleiss, who tweeted, "Sad news to report: @souleschris and @whitbisch are no longer engaged..."

Soules, who starred in the last season of the ABC reality TV show, proposed to the Chicago-based fertility nurse in the March finale. She was a mainstay in L.A. during his stint on "Dancing With the Stars," and more recently joined him in Iowa, where his family owns a farm.

However, as of last week, she was back in Chicago, according to her tweets, while he remained in Arlington.

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