Bachelor Andy Baldwin going to Iraq in January, which “was a factor” in his break-up with Tessa

Andy Baldwin, the 10th Bachelor, will be deployed to Iraq in January, and that contributed to his break-up with Tessa. He is a physician in the Navy.

Andy “will be deployed to Iraq for six to 12 months,” Us Weekly reports, citing his representative. And that means he and Tessa are officially over. His rep now says that his Iraq deployment “was a factor” in their break-up.

They broke off their engagement in August, and Andy has been photographed with another woman since then.

Bachelor Splits Up, Getting Deployed to Iraq [Us Weekly]

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