Wedding bells will not be ringing for longtime couple Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins. The pair took to their Instagram accounts on Monday to share that they have decided to break off their engagement and go their separate ways after six years together.
“You have been so supportive of us through all of our ups and downs, including personal struggles with health and family, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” the two shared jointly. “You share your lives with us, and we always want to be open with you in return.”
“We want to let you know that we have decided to call off our engagement,” they revealed, adding that, “While we still have love for each other, we’ve grown into very different people over the last six years.”
“We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives,” they added. “We both love and respect each other and hope you all will do the same. This has not been an easy decision, but we both feel it is the right decision. Thank you always for your love and support.”
Lauren and Alex became engaged over the summer. Read the full statement below.
“We ask for grace, compassion, and respect in this time. I don’t regret a single second with Alex. I wish him the very best. Please do the same,” the country star captioned the shared message.
“As badly as we wanted to make it work, and as hard as we fought to stay together, she and I just weren’t a part of each other’s perfect plan for our individual lives. And that’s ok. She and I get to focus solely on ourselves and our different futures for the first time since high school. Sometimes what we want and what God has for us is 2 totally different things. Just trust that no matter the outcome, everything works out for the betterment of your life,” Alex expressed.
What a very mature way to handle this delicate situation. We wish them both the best as they move forward.
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