'Bachelor' couple Nick Viall, Vanessa Grimaldi end their engagement

Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi of 'The Bachelor' have split

The Bachelor's Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi Call Off Their Engagement

For the record SIX "Bachelorette" couples remain together out of 13 seasons, while "The Bachelor" has a dismal TWO couples still standing out of 21 seasons, with one being a bit controversial. News. "This hasn't been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other".

But it's possible the relationship was over a while ago. Nick Viall explained that he never was able to get back to Montreal to even visit with Vanessa Grimaldi outside of the show.

"Nick and Vanessa have wanted to end this for a while now but was trying to figure out the right timing", a source told E! "They just weren't the best match for each other".

Nick and Vanessa were very open and honest with fans from the start that their relationship wasn't flawless and they had a lot of things to learn about each other and work through.

Another sign of trouble?

"It's with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have chose to end our engagement", Viall and Grimaldi shared in a joint statement.

Nick is a former software salesman who has made something of a career for himself being on reality TV shows.

Viall, a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" Season 24 earlier this year, returned to "Bachelorette" in 2015 for Kaitlyn Bristowe's season, where he landed in second place behind Shawn Booth.

Finally, as the star in "The Bachelor", he chose Grimaldi over runner-up Raven Gates, and proposed to Grimaldi with that diamond ring. Does ABC reclaim it since they paid for it? But the great thing that we have is the openness and the communication and the willingness to understand each other, so I think we're both optimistic about how things may work out between us, but we're also very realistic", Grimaldi said, with Viall adding, "Relationships are hard in general in life. "There are so many incredible things that we have in our relationship but there are also things that we continue to work towards".

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