Maurissa Gunn and Riley Christian, Bachelor in Paradise stars call off their engagement just three months after the finale episode telecast!
Many Bachelor In Paradise couples do not make it to the aisle. The same happened with the stars of the show, Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn. They got engaged on the show. And just three months after it was broadcast, the couple has called off their engagement.
Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn call off their engagement
Bachelor In Paradise couple, Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn were madly in love on the show. This was in season 7 of the show. Three months back, the channel telecast their on-screen engagement. And now the news is that the couple has called it quits to their relationship. They have called off their engagement and separated.
Maurissa, 25 and Riley, 32 have released a joint statement to let the world know that their relationship has ended. The joint statement on People read:
‘We have decided to go our separate ways. Never did we imagine this, but we’ve come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves,’
“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.”
The engagement of the couple on the show
The couple, Maurissa and Riley had met on the show in the summer of last year. Maurissa and Riley made history on the show Bachelor In Paradise. They were the first colored people to form a pair on the show and get engaged.
The engagement took place on a beach in Mexico. Riley presented to Maurissa a pear-shaped diamond ring during his romantic proposal to her. Maurissa was overwhelmed and had said before his proposal:
‘You showed me what a real man is. You showed me literally everything I’ve dreamed of my whole life. And You showed me that fairytales do exist,’
And Riley had said:
“The difficult thing about what I’m searching for is that it’s not something that you can always see. It’s the feeling of my heart beating fast, it’s the feeling of butterflies in my stomach, it’s the feeling of goosebumps on my arms, and I know that that feeling is love.”
‘See, Maurissa, I love you, and I’ve loved you since our very first date… but I just need to be sure,’
Indications of impending doom in the relationship
All seemed okay until recently when Maurissa removed all photos of Riley from her Instagram pages. Fans suspected that all was not going well between the couple. Additionally, in a recent video that Maurissa shared on her social media, eagle-eyed fans noted that she was not wearing her engagement ring.
This was enough for them to realize that probably the two are no more together. Further, Maurissa had put the caption to this video:
‘All that glitters is not gold.’