Travis and Sarah go into hiding, won’t let their families talk to the media

An unconfirmed, sketchy rumor that Bachelor 8 couple Travis and Sarah have broken up may not be so sketchy after all.

First, Nashville’s “Channel 2 reported in its 4:30 p.m. newscast that the couple has split,” according to The Tennessean. The paper doesn’t mention the channel’s source, however, and their site only has an annoyingly sexist report on the show.

More significantly, an ABC spokesperson said that “Sarah and Travis have requested to spend some time together alone this week. We are respecting their request.” That amounts to “a gag order on Vanderbilt ER Dr. Travis Stork and Nashville kindergarten teacher Sarah Stone … and their friends and family, even ones who have been talking to media for weeks,” the paper reports.

Travis was also at work in the ER yesterday, and “no one yesterday was discussing Stone and Stork’s current status.”

‘Bachelor’ spends day after at work [The Tennessean]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.