Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone have decided to move forward with their divorce.
As fans may recall, the Bachelor in Paradise couple announced their breakup in Feb. 2020 after less than a year of marriage. "It hurts to announce that at this moment, we have mutually decided to separate," the stars said in a joint statement. "Never did we imagine this scenario, but we've come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves."
While the duo appeared to leave the door open for a possible reunion, they've now decided to officially file for divorce. "The past 8 months have not been easy...I've been torn between mourning a life that could've been…and determined to fight for the future that I know I deserve," Krystal wrote on her Instagram on Thursday, Aug. 20. "With respect and support for one another, Chris and I have decided to move forward with filing for divorce."
Krystal, who met and fell in love with Chris on season five of the ABC dating series, said that they're "grateful for the events that brought us to find one another."
"I believe that there can be beauty inside of pain when we have the courage to look within with compassion and a willingness to grow," the health and fitness coach continued. "We all deserve to live a beautiful life we love...and sometimes we realize it's time to let go and LET GOD."
Krystal concluded her message by thanking her followers for their support, sharing that it "means the world."
Chris also posted a message to his Instagram Stories, telling fans that he's "grateful" for the time he spent with Krystal. "I wouldn't say this marriage was a failure because we evolved into better versions of ourselves," he noted. "I'll always wish things turned out different & as much as we'd like, not everything last forever, including relationships."
As Chris and Krystal start a new chapter, let's take a look at the Bachelor Nation relationships that are still rosy: